Monday, September 2, 2013

Zebulon Kosted - The Corrupt Dictator Mobutu Sese Seko

The Corrupt Dictator Mobutu Sese Seko released through Hammerkrieg Productions April 5 2013. Rashid Abdel Ghafur plays all instruments on recordings, and uses a rotating lineup of session musicians to play live shows. Genre described as Experimental Black Metal with Dark Ambient, Avant Garde and Harsh Noise elements. Hails from Missoula, Montana.

Having a long history of releases for over one decade now, this musician has a tremendous library of content most of which were limited releases and are sold out. This particular album provided to me by AEA zine is one continues song that is one of the longest I had ever heard in my life. The length of the track is 49:32, this is a huge journey of investigation of sounds of all sorts. Going on the info of the inlay this is the story of Mobutu Sese Seko, a political person who held many roles, a head of the military of Congo was just one of the experience within his life. The story is told from his childhood through his death from a musical aspect that is encompassed within. Production is raw in quality. Guitars has very little distortion. Vocals are done in BM style but go clean from time to time as well as high agony screams like in pain or torture. Wondering how this music would be performed live as one continues performance must be a great undertaking and would be interesting to see how that would go off with a live audience. The experience is a good one, never before had I listen to a concept album such as this. If you are open minded and can listen to an entire 49 minutes worth of music, then this album is worth investigating.
~Artemortifica
Physical publication AEA zine #23 

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