January 21, 2013 in IndieGuild Reviews
"Rise of the Underworld"
by Dark Patrick
Album review by Gianmaria Consiglio
Listening to the most recent productions of modern-day musicians one can’t help wondering if it is still possible in the year 2012 to mix folkloristic and electronic music in a new, original and captivating way. Accustomed as we are to just about everything, even the most unusual sound ideas, it would seem that there is little left to be discovered. Yet some young musicians are still capable of surprising us in an innovative way, even using means that are more or less familiar to everybody.
Eva Purpurovska comes from the Ukraine, Paul Chilton is English, and together they form a unique and fascinating duo: Dark Patrick. Imagine if Pentangle, Mike Oldfield, Dead Can Dance and the Cocteau Twins were all part of the same musical project born at the beginning of the new millennium and you will have a vague idea of the music to be found in Rise of the Under World. A hurdy-gurdy, a bandura, whistles, a harmonica, a synth, a sampler, an ethereal female voice, and the work is done.