Review of The Best of ENDICHE VIS.SAT
Daniel Hinds, The Plague, 2000
This Lithuanian outfit, helmed by Jaras Ramunas, weaves together delicate
sonic tapestries, utilizing everything from analog synths to violins to
The first song is very soft and gentle in its string and washed-out accordion
execution, while the
second one brings in some unusual percussion and melancholic saxophone
solos. All subtlety is thrown out the window with track three, which
begins as a warped polka only to devolve into noisy ambience and edgy samples.
The fourth track is a bit folkier in nature, with some excellent vocals.
Song #6 has a quieter, soundtrack-like feel, while seven
returns to the noisy approach... The
fourteen-minute finale brings us full circle, back to the calm feeling
of the opening track, utilizing more percussion than any other song here as
it builds ever so slowly.
If you enjoy challenging, avant-garde compositions, you may well love
ENDICHE VIS.SAT. This album splices together
so many different styles and sounds.