A totally underrated band and a wonderful full-length, standing out from other bands with the perfect addition of the pipe organ. Please, Quercus, never stop.
Favorite track: A Canticle For The Pipe Organ.
The brand new album by Quercus has become a new milestone in the discography of the Czech band. Developing the ideas of the avant-garde funeral doom metal «Heart With Bread» amazes by the depth of the church organ sound. Musicians, addressing the nature and the organ, are trying to combine these two accurately elaborated mechanisms into a unified concept, a single organism. In the temple we find the nature, in nature we find the temple: they are in a symphonic harmony. Another research area of the musicians covers melancholy, pain and sorrow of no return. And it is not surprising that the album features the cover version of the composition by the famous contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, who has disclosed the intertwining of the spiritual lines in his avant-garde music.
QUERCUS: "We are looking up to the nature and life, we are looking up to the pipe organ, to the instrument of thousand voices. Symbols of passing time and eternity. Touches of aeons.
We feel the need to celebrate both of these elaborated mechanism, nature and organ.
In the temple we find nature, in the nature we find the temple. Both are transcended by great symphonic harmony.
There is also melancholy in our praise, pain and sadness of non-return are parts of our admiration.
How helter-skelter and endless the being can be".
released April 25, 2016
Released by Moscow Funeral League and Solitude Productions.
'Heart and Bread' was recorded in 2015 and 2016.
Recording, mixing and mastering by Morbivod in 2016.
Quercus are: Lukáš Kudrna, Ondřej Klášterka, Markko
Well – translation (1., 2., 3.)
Lenka Machová – translation (4.)
Petr Rudolf Manoušek – provision of the audio recordings
of church bells in Velké Meziříčí and Křtiny
from the Manoušek bell foundry archives
„My Heart's in the Highlands” is a cover version of the
composition of the same name and serves as a tribute
to two great minds: the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt
and the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–1796).
Music and lyrics (tracks 1.–4.) by Quercus.
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PSA: if there was an album you heard a couple years ago and thought it was ok, listen to it again and you might love it.
That's what happened to me with this album. I cannot fathom why it didn't stick with me back then. Same thing happened with Decoherence's Unitarity for that matter. Matten