Title: The Antediluvian Earth
Format: CD-R ltd. to 150 numbered copies in A5 pro-printed gatefold cardboard sleeve with insert
Playing time: 48:12
Release date: February 2003
File under: Avantgarde / Experimental
Note: This item is sold-out.
The aim of Bestia Centauri is to create sonic landscapes that convey a sense of the numinous, the horrific, and the extra-human. Its sounds have much in common with those of electroacoustic music, but the compositional structures generally display a much greater sense of flow.
Although Bestia Centauri's music is (to put it mildly) very different, the early releases of Tangerine Dream (circa 1972-1975) remain a tremendous source of inspiration for the composer, along with the orchestral, choral, and organ works of the composers Gyorgy Ligeti (Atmospheres; Lux Aeterna; Lontano) and Giacinto Scelsi. Older works of electroacoustic or tape music, such as the compositions of Basil Kirchin, Tod Dockstader, and Iannis Xenakis, offer the listener another frame of reference.
Unlike the Dark Ambient works to which it is sometimes mistakenly compared, the music of Bestia Centauri is dynamic and often disorienting, like the strange angles of the architecture of R'lyeh.
However, for those who resonate to primal myths of chaos, to Lovecraftian vortices, to the secrets of dark matter, or to the interstices of interstellar chaos, this music will infuse them with energies from Acausal dimensions.
is an excellent and most disarming bit of textural ambient"
elusive record with a frightening atmosphere from which it is hard to
with pre-human life and obscure primordial creatures, the four tracks
of the CD-R are like an ever shifting mass, menacing in its undercurrent
rumbles and reverberating drones"
great CD-R, surely not to be missed"
Centauri creates sound worlds few sonic explorers can even imagine"
living, crawling sonorities that infuse "The Antediluvian Earth"
mutate and materialize into a detailed and potent album that leaves a
listener unsettled, pensive... and finally astonished"