Kinit Her – Mosaic of the Hyacinths
Label – Paradigms recordings
A1 His tracks in us
A2 A nightingale crosses our path
B1 Mosaic of the Hyacinths
B2 Storm of Radiance
So Kinit her is back on my dissecting table, along with a beautiful packaging by Paradigms Recordings. I know, I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes the cover is just too hard to resist. Is this some marketing dark magic that is done in order to get rich from this release? I doubt the number of copies will confirm this speculation. So I open, once again, the cardboard box with the black carving on it, and put the cassette in my last working tape player. It feels like I hold the last match in the closing part of the fifth element. Once my tape player is broken, who knows what will become of these cassette reviews? But no time for negative thinking, The E.P opens with a distress call made from shrieking violins and somber chanting that together form a great distraction by their shear intensity, which attempts to overshadow the simple beauty that is hidden beneath and through the music. You can’t fool me, though, I noticed it right away. It is a sensitive cry that provokes the senses and it proves that the book I am examining is as nice as its cover, so there’s no need to compare.
The other side of the cassette goes much more into traditional folk realms, yet it keeps, of course, the obscurity and temptation that you can expect to find in a decent ritual. To Ritter and Schafer, who together form Kinit Her, this is no ceremony music, as Kinit Her is the ceremony itself, the altar on the grass. The next time I’m going to write to either of them, I’m going to ask for the lyrics for this album. This is important, as some things should not be kept obscure.
I think you can find this E.P for listening and/or online purchasing through bandcamp. Give it a listen, but if you’re a sucker for album packaging like me, don’t you dare settle for the online edition of this album. It’s well worth it, at least as much as the music itself is worth, and that is a lot.