Playing tracks by
Incipit Musica Catholica, Ensemble Organum, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, raison d'être, Cisfinitum and more.
This show was 1st in the global vocal chart.
In Christian religious music, the voice and its word dominates. In my interpretation, some composers of dark ambient and related electronic music genres from recent years have adopted this tradition of sacred music, while simultaneously deconstructing it. It is not music from a church or a monastery. Rather, it is composed of distorted echoes of such music. The bells echo to us from across a chasm in time or space, the choirs are ghostly, disembodied. Sometimes sound is literally taken apart, reduced to base elements, cracked open to reveal an inner void.
This mix was partly composed in this spirit, placing pieces of sacred music from Christian history alongside the works that are inspired to go beyond that tradition.