In 2008 the unusual French band Ysengrin released their debut demo, an album-length presentation entitled T.R.I.A.D.E. In the dozen years since then more than a dozen additional releases have followed, including two albums and many splits, but it seems that the life of Ysengrin is drawing to a close, with what will be the final album now slated for release by I, Voidhanger Records on July 17th, to be followed by a final split release.
The new album, Initiatio, consists of four tracks from that early T.R.I.A.D.E. demo, “re-imagined” and re-recorded under the direction of the band’s guiding hand, Guido Saint Roch. In addition, the album includes a revised version of “Monumentum” from the Archivum MMV-MMX demo dating to 2010, plus four new compositions, including two ambient numbers recorded live with the help of Frater Stéphane (N.K.R.T., Rosa Crux). As I, Voidhanger, says, “Initiatio is therefore an ouroboros serpent biting its tail: the end is the beginning, and the beginning becomes the end”.
One song from the new album, “Potencée d’Or”, has alredy been revealed, and we’ll come back to that one later. But our primary mission today is to present another track from the album, “Ode à l’Escarboucle“, which is one of the pieces that had its origins on the T.R.I.A.D.E. demo.