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New album, composed by eight pieces for Day Before Us, project of Philippe M. Blache, that now is enriched with the voice of Natalya Romashina.
"Saint of Grief" it is an ambient track, that opens with a dark and very oppressive sonority, on which are inserted  high chorals and a sound of organ at the end, like to symbolize the elevation from the evil, from the Earthly worries.
"Vigils of time" it is a mystical song, where introspective feelings melt with transcendent suggestions.This seems to be represented by the music of meditation that allows our minds to perceive the superior spheres.
"Per Aspera ed Astra" mixes ambient and ethereal sounds, and it's enriched by the beautiful voice of Natalya that raises on the notes like an angel that before sings and then performs a prayer, or perhaps a warning to the humanity.
(official video) Day Before Us - Per aspera ad astra from DayBeforeUs on Vimeo.

"Zatvornik" is opened by a sound of bells that stand above oppressive sonorities, like to symbolize the eternal fight between  good and evil. The voice of Natalya sounds like a creature of light that has answered to the call of the bells to lull the hearts with a song full of sweetness.
"L'aile du soir" at the beginning reflects the crepuscular atmospheres suggested by the title, the celestial atmosphere of the music and voice is interrupted by dark intervals, as the thoughts and the regrets that haunt the men's minds on the deathbed. This makes us understand that the evening to which the title refers is a metaphor that represents "the black lady" and the voice of Natalya perhaps represents the one of an angel come down for guiding who departs to the doors of the Heaven.
Also in "In Igne Purgatorio" it is opened by a sound of bells, this time a "dead knell" and the dark atmospheres to which they leave the place remind the fire that "purges and cleanses the souls", not the fire of the Christian eternal punishment but rather the esoteric alchemical purifying flames, that burn our sins to allow our souls to raise and evolve.
In "Depicted chronicle" the voice of Natalya sounds like the one of one soul  that reflects on  its terrestrial experiences in a mixture of regrets and melancholy, on the background of soft piano notes and the sound of falling rain.
"Nihil interit" makes us think about a departure, to the separation that the soul finally reaches from the material things, and to a soul that finally can begin its upward journey, toward the Source of All  , where life is born and goes back harmonically, as the final notes of the piano suggest us.

It's certainly not an easy listening album: it requires attention to be understood and appreciated, but the feelings that it can give to who does it broadly compensate the effort made.
The album is availiable in cd format via Rage In Eden .

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