Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Costin Chioreanu/There Is A Place Called Home/Svart Records/2017 EP Review
Costin Chioreanu is a solo artist from Romania that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a mixture of dark ambient, experimental and avant garde with some metal elements and this is a review of his 2017 ep "There Is A Place Called Home" which was released by Svart Records.
Nature sounds start off the ep along with some ambient style soundscapes a few seconds later and tragic style synths and after awhile clean yet distorted guitars are added onto the recording and add in melodic post rock style guitar leads and all 3 of the tracks are mostly instrumental as well as being very long and epic in length.
Elements of experimental and avant garde can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and all of the musical instruments sound very powerful and there is also a brief use of Romanian style flutes and all of the songs are very diverse and sound very different from each other.
Costin Chioreanu creates a recording that is more avant garde and experimental than his metal projects while also keeping everything instrumental and also mixing in elements of ambient and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Costin Chioreanu and if you are a fan of dark ambient, avant garde and experimental, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "The Night". 8 out of 10.