Anilah
Warrior


4.5
superb

Review

by zaruyache USER (21 Reviews)
October 11th, 2014 | 9 replies


Release Date: 01/04/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Close your eyes and become a part of something greater than yourself.

In a world where everything seems a bit too rigid, too orderly, and too defined, one might find oneself wishing for a simpler, freer, experience of existence. Something more spiritually engaging, something that lets the mind--and further, the soul--breathe and grow. For those eager souls searching, Anilah’s debut record, Warrior is the answer to that quest.

Featuring only four tracks spread across thirty six minutes, Warrior wastes no time initiating the listener in various forms of ritual. Through the voice of Dréa Drury the listener is given quick glimpses into different worlds of ritual and worship, ranging from the seemingly drug-induced, incense-filled chanting of “Calling the Others” to the more earth-bound Native American spiritual healing that is “Medicine Chant.” Through its four movements, Anilah takes the listener on a journey melding Native American ritual with eastern shamanism, allowing--if only for a brief moment--one to transcend time and location to truly experience the spiritualism and ritual of cultures long gone by.

Throughout the record, Drury’s humming and chanted vocals act as focal points, but it is her use of synthesizers, chimes, tribal instruments, and other effects that are equally important in creating the truly spiritual nature of her music. While her voice is truly entrancing by itself, the excellently placed tribal instruments and percussion allow the power of the music to be taken to an entirely new level--by the album’s completion, images of dancing ancients should still fill the imagination of the listener, Drury’s layered voice still echoing across one’s psyche.

Anilah’s debut is not simply a listening experience; it is a spiritual journey. It is the exorcism of one’s mind to an ethereal plane. Indulge yourself. Become one with the universe for a time. Stand up and chant and dance just as your ancestors did as they marveled at the majesty of the universe. Celebrate the glory of the sun, the moon, the stars, the mysterious arm of Milky Way itself. If only for a moment, break away from the binding, formulaic world of today, and become part of something greater.



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zaruyache
October 11th 2014


17514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Turn on, tune in, drop out.



http://anilah.bandcamp.com/

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Wizard
October 18th 2014


20099 Comments


Sounds interesting and great review buddy!

CaptainDooRight
March 21st 2016


2197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

super good!

zaruyache
March 21st 2016


17514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

ikr! album makes me transcend the astral plane hard

CaptainDooRight
March 21st 2016


2197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

can't believe i missed this

zaruyache
March 21st 2016


17514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I was like the only one who didn't wink wink tee hee



edit: or no wait no I stole this off noctus NVM!

CaptainDooRight
March 24th 2016


2197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

faith

zaruyache
March 24th 2016


17514 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

y u always do 1 word posts are u like kill now and just spammin





book

CaptainDooRight
March 25th 2016


2197 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ynot



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