released May 10, 2008
Consecration were formed in 2000 in Belgrade, Serbia. Over the years the line-up has frequently been in a state of change, ranging all the way from three to six members before finally stabilizing in form of a five-piece band.
The band spent six years in making of their debut album "aux" (7 tracks, 50 minutes). Dissatisfied with the lack of interest by local labels, the band decided to put both "aux" and live album entitled "2nd April 2008" (containing five completely new tracks) for free download on 13th May 2008. This action caused the emergence of many great reviews from both foreign and local critics.
Consecration's music is a matter of constant evolution. While on "aux" one can hear influences such as Opeth, Katatonia, Anathema, Slowdive or Neurosis, the band's sonic horizons were already widened on the live album, spreading over sounds and signals which are influenced by artists such as Isis, Fennesz, Monolake, Autechre, King Crimson, Tool, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Sigur Rós.
Consecration's main strength lies in their live performances and the huge amount of energy that's thus delivered. The band pushed this even further while recording their sophomore album ".avi", utilizing the old "one, two, three, rec!" method in order to capture that live spirit on tape as much as possible.
Recorded in studio Underground in Jan/Feb 2009 over the course of six days and mixed in about twice as much, ".avi" contains studio versions of songs from the live album "2nd April 2008" and will be released on 10th May 2010 on Geenger Records.
Over the time Consecration played in countless clubs
in the region as well as several big festivals in Serbia, most notably as headliners on FENODOM festival, twice on EXIT festival, ARF festival and Naša Stvar Open Air Music Fest. Also worth noticing are several bigger concerts where Consecration opened for known bands such as The Ocean, Knut, Monno, Block Out, Hesus Attor, Chang Ffos, Charon and To/Die/For.
The atmosphere Conscecration creates soon grows in people's hearts, so be sure not to miss them if you are willing to hear and feel what their sounds have to tell.
Recorded at studio VETS (Viša Elektrotehnička Škola) by Dragoljub Marković Blek with assistants september/october 2005.
Mixed at Studio Underground by Marko Jovanović summer 2006, except "Absinthe" recorded at Studio Akademija Free Zone april 2004, mixed by Dragoljub Marković Blek december 2006.
Front cover/design/artwork by Matija Dagović, except 2 guitar photos by Danilo Nikodinovski & streetlight photos by Nemanja Trecaković.
David Lazar Galić