Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Under an Holy Ritual
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Rock
Listen to Samples
BK | Medina, Ohio United States | 12/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alio Die has consistently and sonically illustrated his halluciatory tribal vision once again on this release. Following suit of "Sit Tibi Terra Levis", otherworldly and organic sounds permeate the strange atmosphere. Although there is no real "beat" to any of the music, Alio Die's use of looped samples create their own rhythms through repetition. I have never heard a better use of sampled loops than those Alio Die uses. Strange sounds. Organic and earthy, yet sometimes not of this earth... Thick and foggy, murky and deep are terms I would use to describe this release. Just plain weird but oh so enjoyable! This cd can induce some serious panic and fright if you plan to put the lights out and headphones on. You will hear no vocals or chants on this cd. If you liked his other releases such as the one mentioned above and also "The Door of Possibilities", then you will definitely enjoy this cd. Projekt Records, as usual, has produced and backed another wonderful release."
Not really my favorite work by Stefano ...
BK | 05/07/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have about eleven Alio Die CDs, most of which
you can't find on Amazon, and yet I've always felt that
Under an Holy Ritual - Alio's "second" release - was one of
his least inspired overall (with the 'major' exception of
Ritual's stellar and haunting opening track, "Initiation
By Light" (I guess I favor his more 'haunting' work); but
aside from a potent opener, the rest of this disc fell
flat for me.
Well, things began to look up after his album with works
such as the Flight of Real Image (ep),
5000 Spirits (w/ Runes Order), Door of Possibilities, Le
Stanze Della Trancendenza etc.
I've probably been too critical of Holy Ritual; it is definitly worth a listening too and forming one's own opinion, especially if you've heard the work of Alio before.