Album Review

Credo In Deum – “Blood Soaked Sand” – [No Part of It]

whngr   1/26/2021   A Library, CD

Credo In Deum is one Robert LaBarge (Massachusetts). Formerly known as Budhist On Fire, this release is comprised of excerpts from LaBarge’s long form noise compositions. Repetitive abstract meditations in the key of seraphic upheaval. Percussive and perilous but the walls of harsh noise are few and far between, instead these tracks offer far more space for contemplation and introspection. Probing synth, tumbling tanks of petrol, contact mics of care, derisive bleats from infected AI, the fall of The Tower of Babel played in reverse, Goliath’s last breath, woe to the stray sheep who navigates the night amongst wolves and devils. Tumult and chaos for spiritually bereft.

A far more insightful and credible review/examination exists on the reverse of this cd (and online) by Arvo Zylo, who in fact, assembled this collage of thoughtful soundscapes. One interesting morsel to note; LaBarge apparently converted from Buddhism to Catholicism which I have been struggling to wrap my fragile brain around since reading this disconcerting information. There is something so dark and convoluted in this action that, I must admit, adds an interesting if unrelatable dimension to this album.

you heard it 17 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 497 days ago, Sir Cumference played Sodomized With Spikes (excerpt)
  • 503 days ago, Avakhov played The Accuser (excerpt)
  • 507 days ago, Lurker played The Myth of Humane Execution 5 (excerpt)
  • 509 days ago, Witch Grail played Path of The Fierce Beast (excerpt)
  • 514 days ago, lexi glass played The Accuser (excerpt)
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