Rock in opposition to Rock In Opposition. Un Festin Sagital's formulae are Sagittarian with surprises. The dense, electro-motorik opening statement that SEEMS like it will be thematic, is eventually reneged upon by tiny sounds orbiting disembodied voices. A congregation of folk-psych and noise follows on in the tradition of anti-tradition, pronating on the side of a rather thrilling, ghostly top tenor performing expert vocal routines on the uneven bars. Upon the arrival the album's truest progressive gnostication, it becomes clear that, while beautiful with a little bit of a Crimson tide running through it, UFS prefers its musical limbs remain dislocated. This is especially evidenced by the final reverberating drone of floating on the far side of the galaxy at journey's end. Along with copper and unmanufactured ferro-alloy materials, UFS are one of Chile's finest exports.
By Chris McBeth (Beta-Lactam Ring Records)
released February 4, 2014
Improvised, composed, recorded, reworked and mixed between 2007 and 2009, in Templo Sagital, Santiago, Zhile – www.templosagital.com
Conejo Verde (The Green Rabbit): The more stronger six gates of a lysergic apocalypse (most important electric guitars)
Aztharoth: More low whispers of life, the earth is murmuring their formless passion (electric bass)
Cinturon Negro (The Black Tide): Lucid madness of a tribal insanity (tenor sax)
Aranos: Violins from the crazier feast in human history, more strings for the puppet-god (double bass, viola, trumpet and violin), little touches of quiet wildness (percussions, included a gong)
Algotra: The insolent chaos of non rational life-sail (dissonant and sutile violins)
Pintocabezas: Analogue perversion of paradise and the lust of Buddha (analogue noises and sitar)
Fakuta: The nice daughter of god, is eve (sweet surrealistic voices)
Tara: Voices from a bestial dream
Thanatoloop: Sonic alchemy, sacred conception, digital screams of a horny saint, the acoustic distortion of six sacred gates, the piano of the hottest bar in hell, the voice of doG, the drums of the rite, some low vibrations of the underground, and disintegrated poetry (sound production, concept-composition, electric and acoustic guitar, violin, bass, keyboards, electronics, voices, percussion, lyrics and acoustic piano).
Mastered by Randall Frazier at Helmet Room. helmetroom.com
Artwork by Jesse Peper. jessepeper.com
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