Urze de Lume - Vozes na Neblina
Urze de Lume is a Portuguese project that was founded in 2009 who have joined the recent European movement celebrating ancient traditions and spirituality through both music and lifestyle. This recent four track EP is a homage to Iberian traditions that honors the people's traditions and land. The band used the Fall season as a further inspiration for Voze na Neblina, urging forth a quieter take on their music.
Voze na Neblina is formed by two one-minute long narrations performed by friends and label mates Àrnica and two instrumental pieces. The deep voice on Vozes na Neblina I and Vozes na Neblina II most definitely sounds wise and with the crackling fire in the background, the narrations seem perfect for a campfire gathering. That also being said, the narrations are spoken in Portuguese so you better have a translator at the ready if you're not familiar with the language.
The instrumentals on the album are Quando as Nuvens Escurecem and Outono Eterno, both of which utilize traditional gear. Bagpipes, wardrums, horns, and other varied string instruments combine to make calming but powerful neo-folk anthems. These songs can easily be used for self-reflection, study, or even meditation when you need it most. I, myself, felt as if they would be great pieces to bring out the inner warrior within myself - and that's a feeling that I thoroughly enjoy.
Urze de Lume has crafted a very lovely EP that uses its inspiration and influences to full effect. Though it may be short in length with the actual songs on the album only lasting a little over ten minutes, the songs you will find on this album are fantastic. The physical version of the album has also been released in two separate forms. One is the standard CD edition that comes with the digital download, and the other - the version I want and recommend - is a limited edition version that comes on a slice of wood, pyro-engraved with the band's logo, and includes a card autographed by all the band members. And, with how swell Voze na Neblina has come out, I don't see any reason as to why you wouldn't want a copy.
Jul 07 2017
I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.
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