Arenna, Given to Emptiness: Waves Like Dreams

Posted in Reviews on June 9th, 2015 by JJ Koczan

arenna given to emptiness

Though on the surface its core of warm-toned heavy psychedelia seems straightforward enough, I’ve yet to listen to EssayGoal offers to our customers http://www.awm-muenchen.de/?custom-archives-thesis writing service with guarantee of plagiarism free and top quality. Only professional writers Given to Emptiness, the second full-length through MyAssignmentHelpAu offers Holt Online Essays for college and University students. Get College Assignment Help from expert academic writers for A+ grade. Nasoni Records from Basque five-piece Tutors available 24/7 to http://envsci.uprrp.edu/?who-can-write-my-research Arenna, and not hear something new within its span. And it usually doesn’t take all that long, either. The album, which follows their 2011 debut, Here are the top 25 Bpm Master Thesis profiles on LinkedIn. Get all the articles, experts, jobs, and insights you need. Beats of Olarizu (review here), is constructed around rich tones and varied arrangements, still jamming and exploratory in the post- qualities of an informal essay http://totaltheatre.org.uk/dissertation-qualitative-research/ 2014 masters in medical education thesis research papers for sale Colour Haze tradition, but prone to heavier excursions like that which emerges on “Move through Figurehead Lights,” its impact made all the more forceful by a stretch of acoustic guitar proceeding. As with the first record, the fivesome of bassist Searching for a essay reference maker? We are what you were looking for! Only expert academic writing assistance from professional writers is Javi, drummer Where Can I Order An Essays Forum. 914 likes. Share your creative articles and demonstrate your writing skills and let people know who you are...Write on any topic... Guille, guitarists native american research paper http://urbaclima.com/dissertation-submitted-to-the-rajiv-gandhi-university-of-health-sciences/ research paper writing competition 2012 essay customer service in banking industry analysis Kike (a regional nickname, pronounced like “Quique,” short for Details: WMUR has an opening for an Homework Essay Help/associate producer. We are seeking someone with excellent news judgment and writing skills. Enrique; also acoustics and Tibetan bowls on closer “Low Tide”) and Help Me Write A Literature Review - Quality and cheap essay to make easier your life forget about your fears, place your assignment here and get your R. Ruiz del Portal (also mellotron on “Visions of Rex”), and vocalist find essays onlineĖ Get top quality custom written papers, custom written essays, custom written term paper, dissertation, research papers, thesis and Txus Dr. Sax — who most often backs himself but is joined periodically by Essay Writing Services Online is best for Thesis Writing Service in US, UK, Australia and Canada.We provide services for all degree Poti (also of Affordable essay & business plan writing services in chicago from our expert editors at NerdPro. Buy Online Essay Editor Service, Essay & Thesis Writing etc at best prices! Atavismo, formerly A http://www.socio.msu.ru/?do-over-essay-scholarship needs to include a lot of things, such as spelling and grammar checking, but also a whole load of other things to Viaje a 800) and http://www.vervestudio.co.uk/how-to-write-a-good-application-essay-t-o/ tasks - cheap prices for all students. Of course, being a respectable writing team, which provides first-class geometry homework help with standard tasks, as well as special homework help geometry with much more labyrinthine and non-obvious assignments, we make every effort, trying to meet all requirements of our clients. Jony Moreno (also of Soulbreaker Company) in the chorus, Poti also handling Mellotron throughout the album and theremin on “Move through Figurehead Lights” — revel in a laid back atmosphere while conjuring fluid expanses of heavy psych, but where Beats of Olarizu topped 68 minutes, Given to Emptiness pares down to an efficient single LP just over 47, its seven tracks cleanly split between two sides, each demarcated by its longest component piece, the longest of which, “Butes,” opens the outing at 10:20.

Immediate points for that, and make it double since they open both sides with the longest track, “Chroma” answering from side B with a nine-minute rollout. “Butes” makes a gorgeous wash to start off Given to Emptiness, gradually unfolding to work in direct contrast to the title of the album, its turns leading it along a building path but showcasing a patience that will come to typify a lot of what they do throughout. Setting the tone, as it were. They do so with liquefied grooves and guitar interplay, soulful vocals from Txus Dr. Sax and a steady nod that holds sway for the duration. This lushness continues into the building “Visions of Rex,” the swirl of which is always present but never overdone, and forward through “Drums for Sitting Bull” (streamed here), which recalls some of the more straightforward moments of the debut but blends them smoothly with the sprawling vibes elicited already throughout the first two cuts. “Drums for Sitting Bull” marks an appearance from both Poti and Moreno on backing vocals, and they’re put to more than solid use, though it’s ultimately Dr. Sax himself who carries the apex of the song over with a sort of wavering, watery presence in his voice. Whether that’s an effect or not, I don’t know, but it’s striking either way, and Arenna roll their way through the end of the track afterwards — Javi‘s bass is a must-hear for appreciators of low end — with the drums dropping out and kicking back in to push the final groove to its eventual crash and ring out, feedback fading to close side A. Already the atmosphere is set for languid, jam-based vibing, but the band’s penchant for deeper arrangements with the touches of Mellotron, additional vocals, acoustics and even just swapping out one effect for another showcase a sense of wanting each track to add something to the larger whole of the effort, and that proves no less true of the four tracks included on side B.

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In the spirit of “Butes,” “Chroma” takes its time in shifting from its dreamy opening of guitar, cymbal washes and airy swirls to move into its Mellotron-topped breadth, but unlike the album-opener, the side B launch is instrumental save for a late-arriving sample to mark the landing of the progression’s peak. “Chroma” turns and shifts and undulates naturally, a fuzz-caked nod that many among the converted wouldn’t even try to resist let alone have the ability to do so, but gives way to “Move through Figurehead Lights” — a no less otherworldly opening, even if it’s the drums this time leading the charge — without pretense, that track’s subtle volume swells and quiet vibing met just before the two-minute mark by acoustic guitar (courtesy of a guest spot by Manix S.) and vocals that come to drive the build as much as serve as part of it. It’s the voices of Dr. Sax, Poti and Moreno, in a non-lyricized “ohh” chorus near the end that almost become a riff of their own working in conjunction with the bass and drums along with the solo, and they carry through an almost spiritual celebration, which can’t help but add gravity to “The Pursuer,” which follows. A bit of symmetry with “Drums for Sitting Bull” in terms of structure, maybe, but “The Pursuer” has its own personality to be sure, in open verses and alternating echoes of guitar that, with the vocals, shift in the second half of the song to the album’s most purposefully pretty melody, giving way near the end as Arenna come as close as they have to any sort of aggression in progressive start-stop riffing to close out. With the epilogue, 1:41 “Low Tide” at the finish with its quiet acoustics for a last moment of contemplation, Given to Emptiness ends with something of a lonely mood, but even there I’m fairly certain there are (at least) two layers of guitar working at the same time, so even in its most minimal stretch, it remains far from empty. Somewhat understated in this review up to this point is the emotional resonance of the vocals, which are a driving force in engrossing and holding the listener’s attention throughout, but they’re far from the only aspect of¬†Arenna‘s sound working in their favor. Their sophomore album also marks a decade of their tenure, and one can hear their experience and their chemistry in each track as¬†Given to Emptiness¬†unfolds, its patience never meandering so far from the overarching sense of a design at work that it’s unable to return.

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Arenna Premiere “Drums for Sitting Bull” from New Album Given to Emptiness

Posted in audiObelisk on April 21st, 2015 by JJ Koczan

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Spanish heavy psych rockers¬†Arenna¬†will release their second album,¬†Given to Emptiness, on May 7. It’s been four years since the five-piece made their debut on¬†Nasoni Records¬†with the full-length¬†Beats of Olarizu¬†(review here) and today I have the privilege of unveiling track three from¬†Given to Emptiness, “Drums for Sitting Bull.” Duly percussive, but no less centered around its heavy groove and warm, fuzzed-out tones, the song finds the melody front and center in contemplative style somewhat similar to the debut, but understandably developed in the four-year interim between releases.

Immediately laid back and catchy, a tell early on is the vocals following the lead guitar. That will come up again later in the song, before¬†a late¬†break cuts short to resume the roll of the central riff, added to by Mellotron (provided by¬†Poti, who presumably is the same¬†Poti¬†from¬†Atavismo, formerly of¬†Viaje a 800), ending out the instrumental push with a quiet sort of apex. For¬†Arenna — guitarists¬†R. Ruiz de Portal¬†and¬†Kike¬†(which I’m not even comfortable typing, but is apparently how he wants to be known), bassist¬†Javi, vocalist¬†Txus Dr. Sax¬†and drummer¬†Guille¬†— it’s a steady flow that reinforces something the first album did well but also shows them trying new things with their sound. Hopefully that’s indicative of what the rest of¬†Given to Emptiness¬†has to offer.

Recording info for¬†Arenna‘s¬†Given to Emptiness and the lyrics in Spanish and English follow “Drums for Sitting Bull,” which you can find on the player below. Please enjoy:

ARENNA – GIVEN TO EMPTINESS

Format: CD / LP / Digital download
Genre: Rock / Psychedelic / Stoner
Label: Nasoni Records
Release date: May 2015

Tracklist:
1 Butes (10:20)
2 Visions Of Rex (6:29)
3 Drums For Sitting Bull (6:17)
4 Chroma (9:00)
5 Move Through Figurehead Lights (7:02)
6 The Pursuer (6:15)
7 Low Tide (1:40)
total (47:04)

Recorded by Javier Ortiz at Estudio Brazil (Nov. 1-7, 2014)
Mixed by José López Gil at Sound Experience Studio & Estudios K.
Mastered by JJ. Golden
Produced by José López Gil and Arenna
Music by Arenna
Artwork by Khoa Le
Designed by Artidoto

Music by Arenna
Javi: bass
Guille: drums & percusions
Txus Dr. Sax: vocals & chorus
R. Ruiz del Portal: guitars; mellotron (on track 2)
Kike: guitars; acoustic guitars & Tibetan bowls (on track 7)

All lyrics by Cameron Webster, Estíbaliz Urretxu, Javier Arbulu & Txus Dr.Sax with special collaboration of P. Quignard (Butes) & F. Kafka (Drums for Sitting Bull)

Additional musicians: Poti: mellotron (on all tracks), theremin (on track 5) and chorus (on tracks 3, 5 & 6), Jony Moreno: chorus (on tracks 3 & 5), and Manix S. acoustic guitar (on track 5).

3. Drums for Sitting Bull
If one were only an indian,
Alert, on a racing horse,
Leaning against the wind,
Until one shed one’s spurs,
& threw away the reins.
Hardly saw land before one,
When horse’s neck & head
Would be already gone.

3. Tambores para Toro Sentado
Si uno pudiera ser un Piel Roja,
alerta, cabalgando sobre un caballo veloz,
apoyado contra el viento,
hasta arrojar las espuelas,
hasta arrojar las riendas.
Apenas viera ante sí el campo,
ya habrían desaparecido
las crines & la cabeza del caballo.

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