Immense. Emotional. Gripping. Mature. All of these are adjectives which could be used to describe The What It Is To Be.
The atmosphere is tense and ominous, while simultaneously being subtly relaxing and full of emotion.
Above all, Ruin is a transcendent album in which to lose oneself.
There needs to be moments of peace and quiet, sort of reflection, to really make the chaotic bits chaotic.
Under An Eternal Mirage Projected In The Sky is the best thing I’ve heard from this project. That, of course, is my subjective taste, but this release hits me hard with each listen. I love it.
The resulting atmosphere is one of fury and loss, ringing swords and weeping widows.
This demo is a truly excellent example of creating meaning and emotion within objectively difficult music.
Regardless of causes, Maelström is just that: Mind bending!
First, the chaos, then the separation, then the rising away from all, from everything…from anything.
Through the entire history of ZK, Ghafur has walked his own path. In the eyes (ears and mind, as well) of this writer, that has served him well.