"mota" cdr


by JKH
Diononesiste is a black metal project of Daniele Brusaschetto. He is born in Turin and plays music since the end of the eighties in several bands with different genres, like trash death metal, industrial rock and avant garde improvisation A few years later he started to play solo and created soundscapes and electronic music. Mota is a nice combination of death metal and dark ambient. The first eight tracks are played in the traditional death metal structure, with fast drums and guitar riffs and a grunting voice. It is a pity that the drums are not that heavy and strong, but maybe that is a lack of the recording. But anyhow, the eight tracks are a smash in the face, without any regards. The last track "The meaningless of living" is a very dark track as if you goes down in hell (if you believe in it?) Ongoing dark soundlayers and some metals guide you into the darkness of live.
Sincope pays a lot of attention to the artwork and they do it very well. The atmosphere is dark and industrial and fits well to the music. Two nice releases of this Italian label.

by Demian Johnston
Diononesiste is one of those impossible names that can only mean black metal. It's very much a solo project with telltale drum machine drums and possibly no bass. It's kinda tough to tell in most black metal recordings. Anyway, when I first started to listen to this I was pretty unimpressed but as it goes on I really started to love it. It reminds me so much of living in my first basement apartment when I moved away from home and making music with a drum machine, my guitar and one mic into a 4 track. It has that sort of precious sound that translates to something that is totally legitimate. The vocals are pretty brutal and the the songs are pretty fucking awesome. It's solid.
It looks bleak. Mostly black with simple san serif type. It's nothing special but it works. Screen printing the disc was a nice touch. The mandatory photo of a dude in a costume even looks pretty cool. It's not bad. I would probably never pull this off a shelf to look at it but having it sent to me I am glad I heard it. Would I buy this? After hearing it I just might.

by Lazrs4
Diononesiste has been active since around 2004 as the one man Black Metal project of Daniele Brusaschetto and has so far released two albums and a split album on different labels. The first release was a split cd called BBQ of Brutality; the second is The Meaningless of Living [04.11.18}. Mota is the third and first new Diononesiste release in six years. Outside of this Daniele Brusaschetto has since 1995 also been highly prolific as a solo artist and a member of the following acts: All Scars Orchestra, Ich Niente, Mudcake, Switch Off, Whip and Down! There have been around known 25 releases through the numerous projects Brusaschetto has been involved in. The brief drones of “Inizio” give “Mota” a deceptive and suspenseful introduction. However the growling vocal ofScissors that is backed by intense blast beats cuts in from nowhere and over rides things to high octane levels. There are impressive rapid shifts in guitar tone and drum speeds, the guttural vocals make way for a shredding solo that cuts through the density of sound with sharp precision. The levels and speeds continue to vary dramatically. “Somniferum” chugs into action and shifts through its gears into fifth and makes nods towards early Celtic Frost/Hellhammer through its raw instrumentation. “Regression” seems to recapture the dramatic tempo changes and shifts of “Scissors”, solos again shred and the tone drops to low frequencies before picking up again to equally high speed. Highly contrasting guitar techniques that jar against each other are used well. The juxtaposing guitars continue into “Jugular”; this time with a rawer nastiness complimented by even faster Blast beats. “Jugular”‘s impressive shifts are carried through to “Algia” and it becomes evident that Brusaschetto is knowingly keeping “Mota” interesting as an album through variation and continual shifts and a well considered use of guitar solos, combined this consistently works well. “Below the Worms” uses shifts in speed and tempo that deliver excellent dramatic Black Metal shifts in sound; this is Diononesiste going even higher from well executed to spot on in their musicianship. The drums stop and start knowingly for a time to pass the rhythm in between themselves and the guitars. When the percussion returns in full this is an immense sudden addition to the sound. The overall sound is reduced towards the end of the track so it can again make its’ full return an impressive end. The title track “Mota” cuts in quickly so as to not allow the intensity and pace to let up for one second and continues more of the same sudden shifts in tempo, drama and good solos. “The Meaningless of Living (15012005)” is an epic near 14 minute drone; it starts quietly and builds slowly resonating to ominous, murky, low levels and serves as a haunting end to Mota. My one issue with the album as a whole is that with the nature of the music, the vocals don’t need to be so purely in the Death Metal guttural nature, they need variation in order to match the variation of the music, it functions as one guttural tone that seems to overlay everything the music does. It’s not awful, but Diononesiste needs more vocal development to reach that of the surrounding sounds. The intro and end drone pieces are impressive and round the album off well. Mota builds up impressively as an album and seems to perfect and hone itself the further it progresses.