ARTIST:

INDIGO RAVEN

(FRANCE)
TITLE:

LOOKING FOR TRANSCENDENCE

(2021)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

DOOM

TAGS:
Female vocals, Melancholic
"A rumbling mass fogged by feminine melodies, "Looking For Transcendence" carries a pulsating and incantatory magma shaped by Indigo Raven, a band as strange as it is promising."
CHILDERIC THOR (03.05.2022)  
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Indigo Raven is the fruit of a duo embodied by the singer Julie Docteur and the guitarist Benoît Sangoï, who some may remember from his previous and distant home base, Modern Funeral Art, author of two interesting albums between 2004 and 2009. A bass player comes to complete the band which, in April 2020, publishes a first eponymous EP to which succeeds one year and a half later this "Looking For Transcendence", its first official album.

If the presence of a female voice always tends to capture the attention, such is even more the case with Indigo Raven so much the hypnotic and quasi theatrical organ of Julie fills all the sound space at its disposal. More than an artifice, she materializes the undeniable keystone of this edifice that she wraps in a baroque and petrified shroud. As soon as 'Our Sacred Soil', her power of attraction as well as her force of evocation operate, able like the Gorgon to freeze all that lives around her. A kind of dull madness is sometimes not far from gnawing these declamatory vocal lines. Narrator of stories that we guess numbed by a tormented poetry, Julie confers to this doom a tragic dimension that gives it all its tenebrous charm.

Her vocals flows in an extremely heavy crucible which pulls the music of Indigo Raven in the trenches sometimes more post metal, even downright drone as evidenced by the crawling 'Nightshade Winds' where the riffs have nothing to envy in terms of robust heaviness with the Sunn O)))) and consorts. In fact, Benoît takes all his part in this sententious excavation, drilling the granite rock of tortuous compositions which never go straight, seeming to follow a sickly trajectory.

For the purists, "Looking For Transcendence" is probably not orthodox enough in its too grandiloquent melancholic approach, but it nevertheless releases all the aromas of a solemn and ghostly doom of which he delivers a very expressive reading. And finally more personal than it seems so much the alloy between this rumbling mass and these feminine melodies at the same time plaintive and possessed gives birth to a pulsating and incantatory magma.


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/indigoravenband



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TRACK LISTING:
01. Our Sacred Soil - 05:20
02. Palin Genesis - 06:26
03. Small-hearted & Blind - 07:01
04. The White Knight Syndrome - 06:34
05. Nightshade Winds - 06:32
06. Where Lies Our Hearts - 05:11

LINEUP:
Benoît Sangoï: Guitares / Claviers / Batterie
Jean Green: Basse
Julie Docteur: Chant
   
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