ALLUSIONS: VISIONS OF THE WORLD
CD: Trinity Records DWTRHK 005 
the 1st of Jan 2005 I made my new years resolutions. I wouldn’t
swear anymore…no fucking hope. I would stop smoking…up to
40 a day and counting. I wouldn’t download any more porn…too
many women and too strong a desire. I would sort out my cd collection
into some semblance of order….I could have done this one if only
I had more willpower. That fucking collection laughs at me. It’s
laughing even fucking louder now. "Visions of the World" is
the re-release of the debut recording by Karsten Hamre, Penitent / Arcane
Art, under the Veiled Allusions name. I didn’t need the Internet
or a magazine to find this out…because unbeknown to me at the time
of ordering it I already had it. That’s right. I bought the fucking
(…see what I mean about the profanities…) thing when it was
released as a limited edition, only 1000 available, when it was released
on the Counter Attack Productions record label. The words ‘shit’
and ‘for brains’ appear very apt.
"Visions of the World" is a mixed bag of ideas that holds itself together without disintegrating into an intolerable mess. The light side is mixed firmly in with the darkness and because the running order has been changed on this release it has become more cohesive and the visions initially laid out reveal themselves in their true colours. The additional 4 tracks add yet another dimension to the recording by incorporating elements from the previous work and beefing out the black ambience to fullest effect. The world according to Karsten Harme is a mighty strange one but worth visiting just the same. Whether or not you need an updated copy of this release, if you already have it, depends on how fanatical you are as a collector for the bonus items…which having just done so accidentally I would now recommend.
to sort out that collection once and for all though. Fuck making any more
expensive mistakes…no matter how good they are.
[Veiled Allusions] / [Trinity Records]
Direct Link: http://www.auralpressure.com/review/v/veiled_allusions_visions.html
Veiled Allusions: [Rosenkranz]
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