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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Aluviana - Mila Bitja

Scenic, layered and intense, the latest trilogy by Aluviana is seen by this humble reviewer as a child's (children's?) voyage though the the Bardo plane of existence, to be born (again) unto this dreadful, unfair world.

Aluviana's trademark tonal textures and the industrial, droney rhythmic patterns are still there, but what truly sets this release apart is the tremendous intensity buildup, climaxing in the last track 'Vodna Bitja', reminiscent of a child finally reaching the protective water of mother's womb.

As compared to the previous release, 'Mila Bitja' will be much more to the liking of connoisseurs of rhythmic Industrial Ambient. However, a feeling of both happinness and sadness prevails as the artist slowly absorbs you into the journey of a soul, slowly transiting from one existence to another.

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