From a relatively unknown Czech label comes this compilation with an interesting line-up. HORUS CyclicDaemon has also released material by This Morn‘ Omina before. This Belgian ritual/industrial band is also present on this Chaos compilation.

The album has a conceptual theme: ‚The project explores magickal & scientifick patterns of Chaos‘.

The large size booklet is looking fine, with a separate page for each band and printed on lovely paper. It starts with a quotation from Aleister Crowley: „Holy art Thou, Chaos, Chaos, Eternity, all contradictions in terms!“

Almost all bands present here are active in the ambient/soundscape field. This compilation is therefore dominated by tranquil, dark compositions.

Highlights with a great atmosphere are the first two tracks by Murderous Vision and Ah Cama-Sotz.

Also good are the contributions by Ontario Blue and This Morn‘ Omina.

A few tracks are rather different than the rest: Cotton Ferox, with a groovy rhythm and spoken word, and O Quam Tristis, with a medieval poppy song, form pleasant alternations.

A solid compilation.

This sampler was reviewed by HD