“Nothing remains but to hope the end will come to extinguish the unrelenting pain of waiting for it” – Pier Paolo Pasolini
Ontal´s work excites many conflicting emotions. Exuberant, convoluted and theatrical plots define the watchwords attached to the Serbian duo. They represent one of the most paradigmatic examples of how industrial/techno can still offer a wide range of pleasant surprises. A visceral understanding of the scenic rhythm space vs. void establishes a metamorphic composition in short of an almost Baroque sensitivity. Always moving around an unstable fringe of intuition-rules-over-eclecticism, together with an attitude of total irreverence against the old aphorism, but keeping at the same time an incredible discipline of sophistication, produce a situation where anything touched by them have to be immediately placed at the top of the evolution line of the electronic music.
“Pietà” simply shows this feeling at their best.
mastering & cut by Alain Paul at Calyx Mastering
artwork by Zosima
It's hard to decide on my favourite track, they are all great. The whole atmosphere of the album is one of late summer and oppressive heat, with people slowly roaming dusty streets or hanging out in sparse shadow, old cars with plastic charms bleached out by the sun dangling from rear mirrors, motels with box air conditioners louder than they are effective... mitula