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Spinalonga: The 13th Relation mini-LP, 1994 Poeta Negra
05. Crusoe / 13th Relation
It's already November… and officially winter, let us welcome this winter by listening to the second album by Spinalonga, entitled "The 13th Relation" also released by Poeta Negra Records in 1994. Compared to their first LP, "Bid Time Return" the "The 13th Relation" is shorter in length, but not shorter in quality. Just like their previous release, this mini-LP is an inspired and dark compilation of songs, each one better than the other along the way. Speaking of Style it is a dark ambient/dark wave mini-LP, full of ideas that seemed to exist dormant in the first LP and/or evolved here for the first time, forcing one step beyond into an up-to-date enrichment of sound, such is for example the repeated drum motif (or drum machine?). There's a pouring dark and mysterious atmosphere in their music even from the beginning of this record with the 2-unit first song: 1a) "Elevation" and 1b) "Phantom Supply". Same atmosphere continues even more massively on “Despair” with equally matching deep vocals. "Dalmatia" draws along in the same vein, too. The rest of the songs are in the same obscure and distinctive dark sound, both "Culprits" and "The 13th Relation" stand out, with "Crusoe" being the actual intro for the homonymous track. This couplet of songs closes the album more or less in the way "Elevation/Phantom Supply" open the album. Let’s note here that all the songs will revealed themselves progressively, but not too soon. Last, but not least that Danny Drablow is credited as the one-man-band, creator and composer of all songs, as you can see in the back cover notes.
Spinalonga has not shown all its aspects and secrets yet, lot more is expected along the way. Have a good listening to this one!!!