JAMBINAI – ONDA

Jambinai is one of the best bands combining traditional instruments with modern rock. This 9-minute song is a journey from the sublime to the epic. It’s really surprising how the song evolves throughout its playing time, how mood and atmosphere shift. You may also want to listen to the full album. It’s a masterpiece of avant-rock music.

Lingua Ignota – Caligula

I don’t know what to say about this album. It’s a demanding listening experience. Both music and lyrics can make you uncomfortable. It’s not a “nice” album, but it’s a well rounded piece of existential art as a whole. It’s an amalgam of noisy avantgarde neo-classical black metalish industrial that takes hold of you and haunts you.

British painter Lucian Freud said: “What do I ask of a painting? I ask it to astonish, disturb, seduce, convince.” I have adopted this quote for art in general. Art is always most effective when it puts you through different stages of emotions and when it makes you question yourself and the way you perceive things. And this album is a great example of that.