Aluk Todolo / Finsternis
Album: Finsternis   Collection:General
Artist:Aluk Todolo   Added:Nov 2010
Label:Public Guilt Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-11-21 Pull Date: 2011-01-23
Week Ending: Jan 16 Jan 2 Dec 5 Nov 28
Airplays: 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 13, 2011: orangeasm
Premier Contact/Deuxieme Contact
4. Nov 30, 2010: Gamma Radiation [with Kremit]
Totalite/Troisieme Contact/Quatrieme Contact, Premier Contact/Deuxieme Contact
2. Dec 30, 2010: orangeasm
Totalite/Troisieme Contact/Quatrieme Contact
5. Nov 27, 2010: On The Warpath
Totalite/Troisieme Contact/Quatrieme Contact
3. Dec 02, 2010: Stoner Wall
Totalite/Troisieme Contact/Quatrieme Contact

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2010-11-15
Strange, rumbling, dark and heavy (but not Metal) Psych & horror-influenced “maximal minimalism” from the land of Andre the Giant (Grenoble, France). Totally repetitive beats, fuzzed out guitars, slow, creepy atmosphere. Contains two members from the excellent French Black Metal act, Diamatregon (who’s CD Crossroad, is in the library & comes hugely recommended).

Keep in mind this CD version is only 2 epic tracks (the LP has 5). The right tracking is in Zookeeper. Worships at the same blackened temple as Skullflower, Fushitsusha, KFJC’s Cy Toth, and utterly mental drummers.

((((1)))) Pretty much the same beat all the way through (over 18 minutes!), slow twang, medium layer of distortion, minimal notes resonating & feedback.

(((((2))))) More rudimentary drums, doomy pounding then sporadic rumbles and slightly noisy/feedback layers. At 5:03 they get super heavy and overpowering like a psych-rock Zeni Geva or (yes, Y.I.F...) Swans. A bit mellow and moody near the end.

Track Listing
1. Premier Contact/Deuxieme Contact   2. Totalite/Troisieme Contact/Quatrieme Contact