Friday, November 2, 2012

Vladimír Hirsch - Missa Armata . Invocationes (2012)

The album contains two thematically similar works, original version of the battle Mass Missa Armata (English translation: "Mass in Armor") and Invocationes, a cycle of musical prayers. Both works belong to the larger main directional scope of Vladimír Hirsch's creative perimeter. In a musical context, they represent the confrontational nature of his music. The character of rites is the main axis of both compositions. As such, both projects fit naturally together.

The composition "Missa Armata" (1999) is based on standard liturgical elements, except the final track "Exodus." and the cycle "Invocationes" (2001).  The composition is very strict and uncompromising, demonstrating a highly structured industrial sound combined with classical instrumentation and choirs, achingly electrifying noises and power-electronic force and energy.

Invocationes (2001) is a cycle of 4 ritualistic musical prayers.  The project is - both thematically and in means of expression - significantly related to Missa Armata, but the overall character structurally aims more towards dark ambient. Compositions have a deep ambience with immersive emotional perceptions, without sparing any intensity and urgency. The composition is an introspective journey inside a tempestous and submerged world together.


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