Rukkanor ‎– Requiem For K-141 KYPCK

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War Office Propaganda ‎– WOP 06
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Dedicated to the memory of the 118 crewmembers of the nuclear powered submarine Kursk sunk in the Barents Sea 12th of August 2000.

Limited edition of 200 copies. First 118 copies are hand-numbered and include a list of the crew who perished in the submarine, in Russian.
Comes in a black 12x15cm digifolder, screenprinted silver on black, with an original photography attached to the frontcover.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAGE 67 Rukkanor Requiem For K-141 Kursk(CD, Album, Ltd, RE + Box) Rage In Eden RAGE 67 Poland 2009 Sell This Version

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grantcorp

grantcorp

March 15, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Whether or not you agree on this being a suitable memorial of the crew that perished with the Kursk or not, Rukkanor have succeed in creating some powerful soundcapes. Basically there are two types of environments being explored here, and the album goes back and forth between them.

The dominant is a haunting underwater environment, as it would be perceived from inside the submerged vessel, propellers slowly whispering in the water, distant crew communications, and at times you can almost here the bulkheads straining. The other half consists of more traditional ambient industrial requiems, some exploring sanctity and mourning.

I believe a concept such as this one has to live up to rather high expectations, and in general Rukkanor deliver. There's the occasional filler track, but clearly a lot of effort has gone into this one.