Dante's Kitchen


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lazyprophet The Album who made me discover this band I deeply love, together with the Jeopardy maze And étude. I saw Martin in Cirié in Italy...Please, come again in Italy! I've been waiting for years another date in North Italy...Please Martin! Favorite track: Two Gods.
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rikm Another strong album from Attrition, capturing all the best elements of earlier works and more. Intense dark vocals, operatic flourishes, live strings and deep bass-y synth lines all combine to make Dante's Kitchen an awesome album.
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Derek Karnes Attrition is my new muse. Favorite track: Two Gods.
Es Lessin, Film Freak
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Es Lessin, Film Freak Martin Bowes is a genius. Favorite track: The Head of Gabriel.
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'Andante' 01:41
Dante's Kitchen Sometimes I find I re-assemble my mind To accept the design Of my kitchen tonight Took a part time lover Like Dante's brother Heaven help us… Sometimes i'm kind To acquaintance of mine It's getting hard to decide If my kitchen is right Took a part time lover Like Dante's brother Heaven help us… Sometimes I'm blind And my hands are so tied To the walls that I climb In my kitchen tonight Took a part time lover Like Dante's brother Heaven help us… Took a part time lover …to quieten my mind. Heaven help us…
The Head of Gabriel Bring on your acolytes Pre-madonna sybarites I sacked the shamanite - give me Gabriel's head - give me Gabriel's head on a dit donnez-moi la tete de Gabrielle I met the suffer-gent Pre-medicated diplomat Disturbed insomniac - give me Gabriel's head - give me Gabriel's head il a dit emportez l'âme de Gabrielle Outsold the sacrifice! Re-dedicated autocrat Saturated serpent's eye - give me Gabriel's head - give me Gabriel's head tu a dit apportez-moi la vie de Gabrielle
Two Gods 04:57
Two Gods I'll take you by the hand and make you one And leave you by the river when I'm done And walk across the water to the sun… Two Gods… Bet on two Gods I'm naked and I'm hungry in my room I'm tearing arms from deities for fun This hell is like a holiday, with guns… Two Gods Bet on two Gods I'll bring a little magic to your room And pass to the assassin who has none He's taking out the tyrant, for his son Two Gods Bet on two Gods Two Gods Are better than one…
The Ladder 04:54
The Ladder I'm the guest you can undress with conversation… I'm the box pandora lost Too complicated What am I? What am I? I'm the asp in Eva's lap An aspiration… I'm on the ex-offender's list I'm recommended… What am I? What am I? I kicked the virus from your silence Good medication… I killed the siren on your island Self preservation… What am I? What am I?
Dreamcatcher 05:57
Dreamcatcher "Dreamcatcher, Childminder, Bodysnatcher, Witchfinder" In my mind's eye…
Feed the crow Someone praying on my time… A fading, former friend of mine… I trawl the junkyard of my mind… Feed the crow I left behind. I'll crawl along the countermine… Dropping pennies onto beggars eyes.. I play the arcades of desire… Feed the crow I left behind.
The Long Hall Met your devil, on the D-train, (you know americans…) Lost a child to the raven, (getting well again?…) I fear, I fear Logic is the lover of men… And fear Fear is the mother of pain. Or the Raven… Beloved.... lay you down and rest in peace Ignis spiritus Ignis caritatis
'Crash' 00:46
Still Life? 04:36


Album mixed and mastered by Martin Bowes at The Cage studios, Coventry, England. 2004



released December 12, 2004

Originally released on Invisible records in the USA in 2004. This is the Two Gods label remastered reissue with 4 bonus remixes

Dante's Kitchen review from Sideline magazine. 2004

Dante's Kitchen brandishes a reborn sound for Attrition, abundant with new influences and passion.
Certainly, one can draw a few comparisons to the sound the fluxes throughout. The eerie opera of Die Form, the sultry rhythms of recent Massive Attack, and the alien organics of perhaps Coil.
Preceded by the introductory tortured violin of "Andante", the disc plunges into the disjointed dance macabre of the title track. Martin Bowes gravel voice bristles across break beats as high-pitched female operatic pleads for divine help.
"The Head of Gabriel" continues with reptilian grace; an elastic bass beat twang here summons the shimmer of ghostly ethereal vocal as the violin flutters around like a moth lost in the piece's trance. Warm warbling waves of bass carry driftwood banshees and samples through "The Long Hall", before being disrupted by a frenetic rhythm, as their chanteuse is chased by a retro horror keyboard line.
"A Ladder" is a seething dub exploration that bounds through in nocturnal slow motion, while the subterranean samba of "Two Gods" is enhanced by doom-laden violin while the title repeated as a mantra. "Dreamcatcher"
exhales a nightmare underneath banshee wails and nightmare-depicting dialogue samples, spilling out natural drums that somewhat slice through its claustrophobic tension.
Attrition also delves back into their worlds of dark ambience. "Feed the Crow" is a grim piece haunted by the hiss and clunk of ancient steam tunnels amidst the choppy flutter of electronics and banshee sighs.
Finally, the closing "Still Life?" glistens with ambient textures and the birdcall of flutes before being drenched in a field recording of a foreboding storm. Overall, I find Dante's Kitchen is balanced precisely between ominous soundtracks and the vivid thrum of fetish-istic techno.
Enthralling as well as eerie, it might be their best effort to date.


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