Bradung – Bami Viagra

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Artist: Bradung: MDGRS (Lugubrum) and BLITZR (Urfaust)

Album: Bami Viagra

Label: New Era Productions

Release Date: 25/12/2021

Country: Belgium and The Netherlands

Here’s an album that I genuinely don’t know how to classify by two artists that I know very little about. Bradung, which is a project by MDGRS (Lugubrum) and BLTZR (Urfaust) has released Bami Viagra on New Era Productions on December 25th.

As far as trying to put a label on this album I would have to say that its a mixture of neo folk, world music, noise, dark ambient, drone and devotional/ritual music. Whatever you want to call it, one thing is for sure and that’s how unique it is in both its sound and atmosphere. There’s a truly dark and haunting essence present on the album that has to be heard to be understood. While there is melody present throughout there’s also moments that have an almost dissonant feel to them, a chaotic energy,

Each track on the album is a different listening experience that incoprporates a vastly different aray of influences. Track 2 Sumatraanse Hond Opium Portiek, my personal favourite on the album has a dark ritualistic energy that gives it a haunting feeling. It also employs more world and folk elements than some of the other tracks on the album. There’s a real discordance on this song, both instrumentally and from the dark ambient and drone elements. Even the vocals on the song play into this energy.

Track 3 Patinapabrik takes things in more of an electronic based direction and features plenty of dark ambient and noise elements, while being generally more upbeat and energetic. Track 4 Porta Negroni startes out with a more upbeat and electronic energy but shifts into a darker more ritualistic style as the track progresses. The second half of the song is some of most haunting music on the album. It features various unsettling vocals and ominous instrumentals and drones. Track 5 Kromtong en het Saffiaantje, much like track 1 Bami Viagra is simply a dark ambient/drone track, both of which cap the album off nicely.

Overall the album is a unique listen and definitely one that I recommend if you’re looking to immersive yourself in a dark and experimental atmosphere. Let this album open up a whole new world of music for you as it has for me.

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