He has had strange visions from reveries for a long while.
"Reveries appear to be like distant prophecies... from out of this world."
"Atmospheric motion, seasonal changes, circulations of living and death, supernatural forces run the lifeless world as much as blood runs our bodies. Mysterious winter magic slaughters the living beings and the new blood breed on the ashes of old ones. It's a cruel yet beautiful place."
"Freud said dreams are forms of "wish fulfilment", yet, what wishes of mine were fulfiled in such dreams?"
As he questions and explores his ego and the essence of these reveries, he became even more lost. So he managed to note down reveries with their unique tones and dynamics before they fade away from memories. The collection grew rampantly and then was named 'Reverie Noire'.
The album was written and produced while Reverie Noire was studying in Australia. The winter landscape in the world end's island, Tasmania, had a profound influence on the cold, open, and other-worldly tone in 'Winter Requiem'. Reverie Noire's first album 'Winter Requiem' will be the starting point for him to narrate his epic dream tales.
Whatever sub genre you want to place this in, it’s a very mature and fairly depressive album with no weak points. I always prefer albums with great drummers, and the drums here are excellent. Another standout for year end lists. Brian3737
A "hooded" one from China! Zuriaake offers an evocative, well played & produced EP of atmos black metal which is somehow better and more "genuine" than Batushka. Maybe track (2) is my favourite. stormcrow79