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Artist
Eyvind Klang
ReleaseProduct
Athlantis
Label
Ipecac
Catalogue Number
IPC87
Release Date
January 1, 2009

Athlantis' is something like an oratorio, with Mike Patton and Jessika Kenney on the main parts. Inspired by Renaissance era literature and philosophy, 'Athlantis' was a chance for Eyvind Kang to interact with one of his favourites, Giordano Bruno and his book 'Cantus Circaeus'. He studied and set the text, combining obscure poems from Bishop Marbode of Rennes, and some lines from the Hungarian epic 'Planctus Destructionis', to create this huge and ambitious project thats based somewhere between medieval music and modern composers like Steve Reich, mixed with metal and cosmic overtones. It's quite spectacular and yet another certification of a very weird fact, that metal is creating some of the most forward-thinking music at the moment, from Sunn to Chromehoof to this...

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