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Dozelimit : "Constructions Of The Highest Architecture"

Genres which have a strong focus on the monotone make it difficult to stand out amongst the other bands who take part in it. Drone is one such genre, and Dozelimit is one of those bands who distinguish themselves from the mob. Their music is in concordance with their name, flowing in an ether that bridge the world of the awake with the worlds of the dreamers. This is where the awake go to give birth to the dream-worlds, a slow current in an eternal and infinite space where anything can and does exist. This anti-finite ever-expanding mass of concepts are the building blocks which can temporarily be melded together by the sleepers will. It is this which makes Dozelimit into an extraordinary band, for they use minimalistic music to grant your imagination a dreamlike state, and this state does in turn allow the listener to massively supplement the music with mental images, i.e. with "constructions of a higher architecture".

Dozelimit is in some ways a doom/drone band, but it does (in my opinion) not completely qualify to be hedged as such. (And track VI is indeed a doom/drone track worthy of Hyatari.) The drones have no distinct riff structure, instead they follow a paths which is more commonly thread by ambient bands: They flow seamlessly and unstrained from one end of the track to the other. However, this doesn't mean that the music is all pleasant. Some tracks also touch the ethereal building blocks from which nightmares are consummated, such as track IV. In fact, the drones of Dozelimit are highly varied despite their simplicity. The mood of each track is different, and that might be what I like the most about this release. And I truly do enjoy the experience that follows it.

I do not think that the doom metal scene is the right one to recommend this release to. '"Constructions Of The Highest Architecture"' might be more appropriately recommended to those who enjoy pure drone, ambient, or soft, flowing electronica. Even so, fans of Nadja, Hyatari, and Until Death Overtakes Me might still take an interest in this. But - whether you do like any of the formerly mentioned bands or not - what I think is an important premise to the enjoyment of this album is to enjoy the dreaming. If you do, then give it a shot. Personally, I find that this is one of the best 'dreaming' albums I've encountered thus far.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
I. [untitled]
II. [untitled]
III. [untitled]
IV. [untitled]
V. [untitled]
VI. [untitled]
VII. [untitled]

Duration : Approx. 44 minutes.

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Reviewed on 25-06-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
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