Friday, October 28, 2022

amek067 Vague Voices "II. Елегии" (CS)


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Three years have passed since Vague Voices, a collaborative project between Stefan Bachvarov (Cyberian) and Angel Simitchiev, debuted with their full-length “Гробник”. The duo has mostly kept a low profile since then, except for contributing music to the compilation projects “Vanishing Standards” (2019) and “An Embrace” (2021, co-released with Vaagner).

The work on “II. Елегии” commenced in early 2022. This new album sees the music of Vague Voices gradually drifting away from a strictly electronic sound to more guitar-centered, noisy, aggressive, and introverted territories. The full-length is a mesmerizing narrative-driven musical experience whose tense atmosphere shines especially dark when performed live and loud. While the direct video game inspirations from the duo’s debut are now mostly gone, the otherworldly atmosphere of unknown and non-existent cyber realities is still here. As evident on the closing tracks, especially "Светът трепери" featuring lyrics and vocals by Feedbacker's very own Ivan Shentov, the musical worlds of Vague Voices have become even more brooding, and at times, dare we say, extreme.

In Bulgarian "елегии" stands for pieces of literature or music, inspired by or dedicated to tragic events, and while what Vague Voices are painting with their music might seem grim and bleak, Amek is nothing but excited to welcome the return of one of our dearest and most signature musical projects.

Produced by Stefan Bachvarov & Angel Simitchiev
Vocals & lyrics on "Светът трепери" by Ivan Shentov
Mastered by Marius Costache (Studio 148)
Vague Voices logo by Georgi Ivanov

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