Named after one of Franz Kafka's short stories, Odradek Room is an atmospheric and progressive death-doom band with post-rock leanings from Mariupol, Ukraine. Initially formed in 2008 under the name 'Shards of Silence', the past five years has given the band ample time to develop and refine their sound for their debut album 'Bardo. Relative Reality.' Creating dynamic and profound music, rich in tempo and mood variation, Odradek Room has crafted an extremely strong debut which perfectly shows the duality between the aggressive and melancholic sides of death-doom combining slow plodding riffs, soaring emotional melodies, post-rock leanings, and a psychedelic touch to create a rich canvas of sonic majesty. A conceptual album based on the ideas of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and surreal images of the subliminal consciousness, the album consists of seven songs and an hour playtime, released in a digipack with a 12 page booklet including the full album's lyrics in both Russian and English, since it was very important to the band for the lyrical concept of this work to be comprehensible in both languages. Unique, mature, and with a well-defined personality, Bardo. Relative Reality. is a highly recommended debut album from this young Ukrainian band.
Pain...my scream is tearing through my dream
Cutting the night with silence splinter
This is a dream...it's just a dream...
It's smothering with delight and you
Remained in it...
And I'm just like behind the wall
Behind a cell in a windowless room
I am a prisoner in silence in front of myself
Forgetting about the rainbow and painful dreams
With your photo in my fingers...
Oh, how dark it is in here
But I'll adjust to anything
My fear of darkness
Will lead my sight outside
There are no shining stars here
There's just a flat ceiling, -
The border of the freedom's mind
Is carrying a despair
Is breaking down so easily in my hands
Almost not leaving any wounds
But it cannot be brought back
And I cannot tear through the cell of being.
The walls will tumble down,
The sky has fallen to the ground
Abyss...I saw her eyes
Constrained by the cold
In a fiery whirl
The ash will tell you everything
from Bardo Relative Reality,
track released March 9, 2013
Artyom Krikhtenko – vocals, guitars, keyboards, sampling
Sergey Kuznetsov – bass, keyboards, sampling
Roman Borovikov – drums
Ilya Zernitsky – guitars
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