CÉNOTAPHE Monte Verità LP
Complementing the conceptual rigor of the album is the astounding musical performance by multi-instrumentalist Fog. The complex riffs, cross-hatched and stippled with melodies stoic and forlorn, detail the emotional and intellectual depth of the subject matter. The arrangements of guitars are tightly tethered to the rhythmic guidance provided by the percussion, and keyboard flourishes, skillfully positioned to subtly augment the tracks, accent the album and provide greater depth. “Monte Verità” is an inarguably thorough work. With this album, Cénotaphe have achieved a composite whole greater than the sum of its parts, a masterful and brilliant album that exceeds the high expectations generated by the band’s previous releases.