Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Rosetta - A Determinism of Morality

Philadelphia quartet Rosetta push the boundaries between metal, progressive rock, post-rock, space rock, and hardcore punk, providing an experimental songwriting technique filled with chaos and atmospherics. A band whose sounds range from Pink Floydian / progressive rock sonic layering to walls of pure static ambience to crushing, sweeping sludgey riffage. Their first album (The Galilean Satellites) was an especially ambitious project: the goal was to record two albums of equal length (one a metal album, the other a noise/ambient/drone album), each of which could stand on its own two feet, but together would create a richer, more rewarding experience. The band recorded the album in quadrophonic sound which lends itself well to the bands unique experiments in noise, sampling, feedback and power. The sheer amount of aural input means every listen becomes a new experience, allowing you to pick up on more and more layers within the sounds.

Their next album (Wake/Lift) was a bit more restrained but for this reason, really allows the band’s cohesion to solidify and prove themselves worthy of the (mainstream of the) artsier metal world.

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Here it is, 2010 record release of one of the best sludge bands out there. Enjoy this one!

[ Translation Loss / 2010 / Sludge / CBR@320 ]

01. Ayil (04:59)
02. Je N'en Connais Pas la Fin (06:49)
03. Blue Day for Croatoa (06:37)
04. Release (05:36)
05. Revolve (06:43)
06. Renew (06:08)
07. A Determinism of Morality (10:50)

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