AARA: geben neues Album bekannt und sprechen über Schiffbruch!
Die Schweizer Black Metaller AARA kündigen ihr neues Album "Triade I: Eos" für den 26. März 2021 via Debemur Morti Productions an. Das Album ist der Beginn einer Trilogie, die sich mit dem Buch "Melmoth The Wanderer" beschäftigt, einem Roman des irischen Schriftstellers Charles Robert Maturin aus dem frühen 19. Jahrhundert. Ähnlich der Idee und dem Konzept von Goethes "Faust" kann Maturins Roman als sozialer Kommentar sowie als kritische Auseinandersetzung mit der Religion verstanden werden.
Um die Wartezeit auf das neue Album zu verkürzen, gibt es nun die erste Single "Naufragus" mit passendem Audio-Video zu sehen. Der lateinische Songtitel "Naufragus" kann mit "Schiffbruch" übersetzt werden.
Bandkopf Berg erklärt:
"The composition follows the events in the book and so "Naufragus" was written as the third song. You could understand it as a kind of soundtrack, although of course I try to realise it by interpreting the mood – so it remains very personal. The samples and sounds are used to strengthen the connection to the storyline even more. The whole album has no fixed song structures, there is no division into verse, bridge and chorus. It is rather an emotional journey of ups and downs, which is the essence of existence and probably something everyone can identify with.
It tells about a stormy night that young Melmoth spends in the house of his just deceased uncle. While the inhabitants gather around the fire and listen to the raging wind, which is said to be the soul of the deceased, they suddenly hear cannon shots blowing from the coast between the howling of the wind. A ship is being torn apart by the lashing sea. Melmoth rushes to help, but it becomes clear that there is no rescue. In the darkness he catches sight of a figure on the cliffs, who despite the storm remains completely motionless, not even his cloak moves in the wind, and who laughs loudly and coldly at the sight of the sinking ship, making the young Melmoth's blood freeze in his veins. He tries to reach the figure and, as a stone gives way beneath his feet, falls into the raging sea. Here young Melmoth has met the ghostly wanderer, his ancestor, for the second time. He escapes drowning and then converses with the only survivor of the shipwreck, namely a Spaniard who can tell him more about the Wanderer, and whose narrative makes up a large part of the novel.
The dramaturgy is probably related to the concept of being musically oriented to a fixed text and thus being "subjected" to the sequence of events. But the music should never try to exaggerate moments and thus end up in kitschy clichés. I try to represent human feelings and emotions in music and to make them tangible while listening. To do this, each emotion has to be explored to its limits, which leads to strong contrasts within the album but also within the individual songs. We don't want to get restricted by any genre classifications."
Fotocredits: Debemur Morti Productions