Meczûp – Hanging from the Purgatory’s Pendulum

Now you’ll have a unique opportunity to listen to a Turkish musician Cihan Gülbudak, whose experimental project Meczûp and his album “Hanging from the Purgatory’s Pendulum” is based on the sounds, produced with the use of termenvox – a musical instrument, invented by Léon Theremin at the beginning of the XX century. The album starts with “A Tale For Lancinant Screws” – with its gentle and tragic mewing sounds, sinking in infinity; the author succeeded in creating a very mournful atmosphere, which sets the tone for the rest of the work. It should be noted, that an oriental kind of notes’ selection is obvious here and then  – it is an evident oriental music. “Kwaidan” continues the line, which began in the first track, developing the tensity and the depth of the author’s feelings. In the last half of this piece a supporting background appears, increasing the effect of estrangement. “Puriest Morning Of All Times” represents a movement from the night darkness into the first rays of the sun, which is supplemented by a crystal drone, closer to the end – as if it is vesiculated by some kind of flickering gas. “Blossom In Cemetery” depicts the coexistence of the dead and the alive – in spite of the same tragic mood, you can hear some shades of everlasting Being – nothing and nobody dies, the life is endless, though it may be not happy sometimes. “The Ribald Genie” is a case of using distortion effect for a termenvox – you can find this phenomenon between the 5th and the 7th minutes of the track – it truly shows, that musical creation has no borders. “The Bridge of Khazad-dûm”, is a less melody-orientated thing on the album, as the sounds are long-drawn and they are more alienated and of low-tone. So, enjoy the termenvox revelations by Meczûp.

Official release page

Meczûp on MySpace

One response to “Meczûp – Hanging from the Purgatory’s Pendulum

  1. Thank you for highlighting this incredible release. I had never heard of this amazing artist before and fell in love with the album as soon as I heard it!

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