Dede Kondre was the moniker used by the natives to describe the jungle interior, surroundings from which the clergies recounted pagan, unhallowed and demonic forces. Intense and magnanimous as the concept that spurs it, Dede Kondre is sonically supreme, an entanglement of atmosphere and tension, encompassed by a vigorous, immense sound that encapsulates the trio's intense approach without ever compromise the shaded aura of melancholy and disbelief that Dor thoroughly displayed. The apotheosis of opening song and album title proposes the mood for what surrounds us during the album’s 41 minutes: firm, freezing cold riffs that build a wall of audial allurement and murkiness in between fast and mid-paced rhythms, treading the way for singer T.’s utterly grief-stricken vocals, an exercise of outright intensity and agonizing affection. Distinctive details such as the reedpipe and shades of keyboard engravings appear as exquisite addendum to the overall aura, professing the idiosyncratic character harvested by Turia in full effect.
Dede Kondre is as addictive as it is distressing, the flaming taste of a record that, more than a blend of music, it is a revelation of sense and spirit..
Available vinyl 12" LP with insert.