Releasedate: 16-03-2011; Label: SECTION XIII COMA
By: Sabine van Gameren
Daina Dieva is an ambient project from Lithuania. The release “Leaving The Garden” is comes quite limited, only 300 pieces will see light. It comes in a DVD case.
What is most magical on this release is that the ambient material coming from Daina Dieva seem so bright dark. Sounds odd, contradictory even, but it is simply explained with the fact that it has its dark sides into drones and mystic sounds which gets enlightened by vocals and open sounds. You somehow get the feeling of being transferred to heaven or a fairyland rather than some creepy horror story that often comes with this dark ambient material. Yet, Things can change as soon as another track comes in, and bright places automatically come with shadows. So when you felt totally safe at first, Daina Dieva makes you doubt your own feelings and trust. Did you really just surrender to the safety of the bright sound? Was it that famous poisonous apple after all? The closure of the album is a little darker and leaves you a bit with a betrayed feeling.
Daina Dieva has the capacity to make you travel back and forth and when the album is over you feel unpleasantly surprised with the fact that this music did more to you than you might have expected at the first minute of the album. The soundscapes are often subtle enough for you to not realize at first what is going on but get you hooked dangerously. It is that album you want to listen again straight away as soon as it’s over and therefore a very strong release. Limited to 300 pieces only, I would say get it as soon as you can.
I. Waiting For The Snow
II. Saulele Raudona (The Red Sun)
III. Leaving The Garden
IV. Tylioji (The Silent One)
Daina Dieva MySpace