Earlier in the year I had the pleasure of listening to the debut release from this project, Orage. Well, the artist is now back with a new three track EP. After a brief intro track, we get two songs of new material, lasting 17 minutes in total.
This new EP further develops the post-metal-meets-traditional-doom-metal approach that Orage started. The production values of this EP have moved forward positively, and the same can be said for the music itself, too.
There’s a certain delicacy of delivery here, a reflective and introspective heart to the songs that offers the listener an emotive core onto which to grasp. Aube is not about riffs and pit-rousing choruses, it’s about intimacy and depth. That’s not to say that parts of the music wouldn’t get people moving live, but I don’t feel that that’s the primary goal here.
Although still very much a project in development, Aube is another enjoyable release from Le Menhir, and I look forward to where the artist takes his vision for the band next.
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