Cinema Strange - Quatorze Exemples Authentiques Du Triomphe De La Musique Decorative review



Reviewer:
9.2
Band: Cinema Strange
Album: Quatorze Exemples Authentiques Du Triomphe De La Musique Decorative
Website: http://www.cinemastrange.de
Release date: 2006


Disc I [Full-Length Album]
01. First Example
02. Mr. Quilt's Rotten Luck
03. Unlovely Baby
04. Fourth Example
05. Needlefeet
06. Squashed Blossoms
07. Intermezzo: Bright Violet Euphoria
08. Rat Catcher
09. Ninth Example
10. The Toad Curse And How It Perished In Flames
11. Molars
12. One Time, One Summer
13. I Remember Tendon Water
Disc II [Bonus CD "Two Stories"]
01. Needlefeet
02. The Toad Curse And How It Perished In Flames


A long time has passed since the monumental "The Astonished Eyes Of Evening" (2002). In the meanwhile The Deadfly Ensemble of the artistic persona named Lucas Lanthier kept us a really good and affected company, but the time has come for the masks to fall down and reveal the new soundscapes of Cinema Strange, the time is right to bear witness of the long-awaited third full-length work of the avant-garde death rock act Cinema Strange. "Quatorze Exemples Authentiques Du Triomphe De La Musique Décorative" is its title and i can't imagine someone could ever think that our beloved death rockers from California would ever betray their fanbase and release something not awesome, on the contrary, they returned with a strong album that strikes down the listener with its dynamism, keeping as well the theatric and poetic passages Cinema Strange always had.

The vocals of Lucas Lanthier are utterly expressive, his overwhelming vocal lines sound so asphyxiating, melancholic, paranoid, artistic, keeping this unique, influenced by Andi Sexgang (of the legendary The Sexgang Children) without copying though, voice, whereas the bass lines of Daniel Ribiat are marvellous, they lend the ideal depth and groove to the compositions and they stand proudly imposing and soul-crushing at the front of the production (which is quite 80s if i may say!!!!), something i exceptionally loved. The guitar work for one more time is well-conceived and above all well-expressed, sounding either mourning, dark and lurking, distressing, tranquil, straight to your face or more drunken and abstract, depending on the tempo and the feeling of the song, dancing beautifully to the sinister waltz of Lucas Lanthier's dramatic and heart-rending projections and allow me to say that this time Cinema Strange managed to present their best and more affected interpretation in terms of guitar work! The drumming is highly creative, offering many interesting ultra groovy passages here and there keeping the vibe of the band alive and flowing, Danny definitely knows what he's doing, completing in the most appropriate way the utterly important role the rhythm section plays in Cinema Strange's existence. And what can someone say about the piano and keyboard passages that make their appearance in the overall atmosphere of "Quatorze...", just listen to the spooky lullaby "Intermezzo Bright Violet Euphoria" and you'll get what i mean, sounds sometimes can express much more than words so i'd better remain silent, as for you, enjoy the moment as much as i did, don't be afraid to lose yourself in the fragrance of this astonishing piece of art.

Romantic, artistic, non-compromising, poetic; that's what Cinema Strange are and they refer to an audience that paces with the characteristics i just mentioned. Compositions like "Mr. Quilt's Rotten Luck", "Needlefeet, "Unlovely Baby", "Intermezzo Bright Violet Euphoria" and "Molars" won't disappoint you, on the contrary, they will become a sweet addiction! Just procced into buying "Quatorze Exemples Authentiques Du Triomphe De La Musique Décorative" and lose yourselves " 'Ere The Flowers Unfold"...


Rating breakdown
Performance: 10
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 9
Production: 9


 



Written on 11.10.2006 by "It is myself I have never met, whose face is pasted on the underside of my mind."


Comments

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11.10.2006 - 16:00
Tomb Lily
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i prefer the english version of the review :p IT was a pleasure to read it agin my dear DerRozzengarten XD
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11.10.2006 - 17:18
KwonVerge
Odysseus
I prefer the English version a lot more as well, i have much more to say on the album, the Greek version is only 10 lines for the printed fanzine because the space is limited there. :rollin: Thanks for... the nice words
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Dec. 30, 1334.

...And the whiskey and wine entered our veins when blood was too weak to carry on.
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12.10.2006 - 23:06
ylside
This type of music never was my cup of tea however the album's name made me curious.
This stuff is really weird... I don't know, I really enjoyed all the clean guitars and that lunatic (theatrical ?) athmosphere but still it seems strange. Anyway, a good album.

You'll never get a kiss from me man, sorry...
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13.10.2006 - 15:32
HardSide
So whats the translation of the album title?
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13.10.2006 - 15:54
ylside
Written by HardSide on 13.10.2006 at 15:32

So whats the translation of the album title?


Could be something like 'Fourteen authentic examples of Decorative Music's victory" so-so.
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14.10.2006 - 09:50
rlagksquf
Written by ylside on 13.10.2006 at 15:54

Written by HardSide on 13.10.2006 at 15:32

So whats the translation of the album title?


Could be something like 'Fourteen authentic examples of Decorative Music's victory" so-so.


what the..
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14.10.2006 - 17:56
KwonVerge
Odysseus
..fcuk
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Dec. 30, 1334.

...And the whiskey and wine entered our veins when blood was too weak to carry on.
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15.10.2006 - 14:25
Spyroid
Rosetta Stoned
Haha, I've always thought Cinema Strange was a japanese popband xD
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15.10.2006 - 15:22
KwonVerge
Odysseus
Well, You've always thought wrong about Cinema Strange being a japanese popband, they're neither japanese nor pop, so...
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Dec. 30, 1334.

...And the whiskey and wine entered our veins when blood was too weak to carry on.
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23.11.2006 - 12:17
ylside
Argh, after many other listens, this turns out to be a great album indeed. (taking in consideration that "Great" is ... greater than "Good")
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