Bestia Centauri

Bestia Centauri is an electroacoustic music project that was active from 1999 to 2008. The project released one full-length CD-R (The Antediluvian Earth), two full-length CDs (The Self Immolation Rite and Teratogenesis), and a CD-R EP (Ubbo-Sathla). Bestia Centauri also appeared on three CD-R compilations (The Outsider, XII Caesars, and No Abiding Places). The aim of Bestia Centauri is to create sonic landscapes that convey a sense of the numinous, the horrific, and the extra-human. Its sounds have much in common with those of electroacoustic music, but the compositional structures generally display a much greater sense of flow. Although Bestia Centauri's music is (to put it mildly) very different, the early releases of Tangerine Dream (circa 1972-1975) remain a tremendous source of inspiration for the composer, along with the orchestral, choral, and organ works of the composers Gyorgy Ligeti (Atmospheres; Lux Aeterna; Lontano) and Giacinto Scelsi. Older works of electroacoustic or tape music, such as the compositions of Basil Kirchin, Tod Dockstader, and Iannis Xenakis, offer the listener another frame of reference. Unlike the Dark Ambient works to which it is sometimes mistakenly compared, the music of Bestia Centauri is dynamic and often disorienting, like the strange angles of the architecture of R'lyeh. However, for those who resonate to primal myths of chaos, to Lovecraftian vortices, to the secrets of dark matter, or to the interstices of interstellar chaos, this music...

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