Delusive Relics is a promising Electro-Industrial duo I discovered a week ago with their new album, The Blind Owl, released on February 21th, 2021. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, Delusive Relics has started their careers with a long-play album called; Chaotic Notions in 2019. Since then, the band released one more long-play album, The Blind Owl (2021), and two singles, Painting From Dead Body (2020) and Shade of Owl (2021). Now, please give the album a listen while reading the rest of the article.
Delusive Relics indeed is an extraordinary band with their origins, powerful ethnic backgrounds, unusual musical blend, and influences in their music. I listened to The Blind Owl album a few times on repeat to have a clear vision before writing my article. We all know that there are albums that took some time to get used to it, and only after that, they became timeless. We still listen to them with the same excitement after many years. Strangely, this is what The Blind Owl reminded me.
First of all, the album has tons of creative elements, powerful vibes, excitement, sadness, happiness, and Unorthodox compositions. I have to give them that. I was quite blown away by the number of creative elements they used and flawlessly blended into each other. I am not that much into this music style, yet I am very impressed by their visions. The album, in general, wasn’t dark enough that I unconsciously wanted it to be, yet it is a dark and moody album. Melodies aren’t anything close to what we usually hear from popular culture; it is rather jazzier, combining Eastern and Western vibes in a very delicious way. You won’t hear this if you don’t listen to it with full attention. I am reviewing music for more than five years now, and this is one of the most characteristic blends I have heard for some time! Hands down!
I know that the album is based on a book with the same title, The Blind Owl, written by Sadeq Hedayat, the famous Iranian writer, about 100 years ago. What they have thought of doing and eventually did is truly admirable. We don’t see these things happening very often these days, to be honest. All these I have mentioned are their strengths, especially what makes The Blind Owl so unique. I have huge respect for what they have done, and they deserve all the compliments for their understanding of music.