We slumbering scribes subject ourselves to aural bludgeoning day in and day out, so when the opportunity to feature something a little lighter on the sonic spectrum comes our way, I jump at the opportunity. That's not to say, however, that we aren't dealing with some appropriate emotive weight: today's singer-songwriter in question is undeniably heavy in tone and content. Perhaps moreso than the majority of classically "metal" music that enters our humble halls.
To kick the day off, then, we have the honor of featuring the trailer for Covered Mirrors by kariti, a darkly acoustic exploration of death, mourning, sorrow, and parting. In the articulate words of the artist, this project is an expression of "cathartic peregrination through bereavement." This is folk in a true down-to-earth sense: real emotion uncovered in the exploration of real-world problems.
Without further ado, however: the album trailer for Covered Mirrors--the somber video for which was created by Chariot of Black Moth--can be viewed below!
In a word, this is a stirring concoction. I'll willingly go on record to say that there is nothing sadder--full stop--than fingerpicked acoustic guitar accompanying melancholic vocals. It's ghostly, and haunting, and it strips flesh from bone in a surgically deliberate manner. Visually, the video before ye nails that aesthetic with a disturbing clarity--equal parts nostalgic and premonitive.
We've still got quite some time before this album drops in full, but in the meantime, I wholeheartedly recommend you check out the (very representative) "Sky Burial," currently streaming on Bandcamp.
2. Sky Burial (available here!)
3. Kybele's Kiss
4. Крещение Ведьмы
6. Anna (Requiem: to Death)
7. Il Corvo
8. Absent Angels
kariti - Covered Mirrors will be released via Aural Music on September 18th.
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