“Four Movements Of A Shade” is the second album by S A R R A M.
It features four haunting tracks, that move through different genres like doom, drone, ambient and somehow minimal post-rock, played with just a guitar and some synths.
The idea behind the album was to go to the studio without having tracks: just an idea and the mood S A R R A M had in mind to play an improvisational session. "Four Movements of a Shade" was recorded in one day at Blacktooth Studio by Nicola Olla and it turned out as a very dark and intense soundjourney. The result is pulsing, textural and emotionally very deep.
The mastering by James Plotkin brings out all the details of the tracks, like maximum crackling of loud distorted parts but also the very quiet whispering of the guitar strings.
“Four Movements Of A Shade” comes in edition of 200 copies housed in a black 4 panel sleeve with stunning black and white graphic artwork by Claudio Spanu.
This record has been mixed to be played loud, turn it up!
"A dark ceremony divided into four movements capable to nailing also the most unpredictable and distracted sonic traveler" Rockerilla
"As a whole, this is a real trip to listen to from end to end. Headphones recommended." Toneshift
"Forty minutes of grandiose music, Gothic in the most spiritual sense, with an amazement tending to eternity." ondarock
"The success – and ultimate power – of Four Movements lies in S A R R A M’s attention to detail and the compositional awareness: it’s not just the way the crushing weight contrasts with the graceful levity, but the timing of the transitions. Everything is exquisitely poised and placed to yield the greatest effect – cerebral, emotional, physical – and that effect is most moving." Aural Aggravation
‘Four Movements Of A Shade’ is Marras zijn weergave van wat er zich afspeelt aan de schaduwzijde van het universum." Dark Entries
released November 23, 2018
Written and Performed by Valerio Marras, January 19th 2018
Recorded an Mixed by Nicola Olla at Blacktooth Studio, Sardinia
Mastered by James Plotkin
Artwork by Claudio Spanu | Nubifilm Studio
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