Devyniems Rytams Auštant is the first album by industrial/ambient Lithuanian duo Budrūs. Laurynas Jukonis and Leonardas Marozas have also been involved in other acts such as Svartthron and Siempre No.
Things deceptively crackle and thunder with Nešamas/Entrained as if being played backwards for subliminal messages. Skleisme Vyta/Droop starts like a chiming alarm as if to awaken the listener to the proceedings. A repeated loop chimes over noises that go from suspenseful to riotous, narrated by a pissed of Lithuanian dialogue, metallic noises. The strong vocal seems to lean partially towards the ritualistic end of the Black Metal genre and dominates the music when present. There are also Black Metal leanings through the bands artwork on the album. When that dies down there are impressive drones and noises that form an impressive cacophony; the small intricacies are where Budrūs thrive with imaginative tiny noises and samples.
The tribal beats of Aidi Agila Gelmėj/Agila Echoes in The Deep form the core of the track whilst the vocal is kept in the background. This allows sounds to move as part of the track and work as a whole rather than be killed off by one dominant element; this allows the strengths ofBudrūs’ composition to shine through. As the vocal disappears the drums and drones resonate further for a sustained period whilst noises, drones and frequencies work with and in contrast to each other.
Drone frequencies layer each other on Dulksna Randa/Mizzle complimented by feedbacks that rise and fall throughout, as if working in a cycle to the point of repetition and familiarity allowing for unexpected surprises of sound to appear throughout. Things get noisier on Drąskyti Sapną. Atbulom Link Skliauto/To Tear Apart The Dream Backwards Toward Dream harsher drones and sounds attack in preparation for the arrival of a maddened angry vocal, tearing apart the harmony of before. This vocal despite its’ rage allows surrounding sounds to join in the assault. Things are equally as manic on the looped violence of Pjūtyje/In the Reaping; the vocal switches from warped to coherent noise. Other noises punctuate the vocal like light breaking through a black screen, this is followed by resonate drones. This all carries through to Branduolinio Ryto Pašvaistėje/Glow of Nuclear Morning; enraged vocals rise through the instrumentation. The sounds are then left alone to build up after the vocal has reached a high and retreated; drones and feedbacks combat each other over the remainder of the track and continue in Vėrinio/Necklace’s. The closing track Būdraujant/White Wake uses impressive Sci-fi sounding drones and guitars that eventually become prominent over tribal percussion creating a meditate effect that ends Devyniems Rytams Auštant.
The strength of Budrūs is in the idiosyncrasies in the work, the work achieved from long extended sound workouts long after the vocals have finished; the rumbles the pitches. The vocals are at their most impressive when switching between over dominating the entire work and working as a part the entire composition to form an impressive whole.
Written by: Lazrs4
Label: Not on Label/Self released / Format: CD /Cat. #SS 280
02 Skleisme Vyta/Droop In Burgeon
03 Aidi Agila Gelmėj/Agila Echoes in the Deep
04 Dulksna Randa/Mizzle Finds
05 Drąskyti Sapną. Atbulom Link Skliauto/To Tear Apart The Dream. Backwards Toward Dome
06 Pjūtyje/In the Reaping
07 Branduolinio Ryto Pašvaistėje/Glow of Nuclear Morning
09 Būdraujant/White Wake