Out on October 27th 2017, Communion is the debut EP of Vvon Dogma I. The work of nine-string bass player of the now defunct band Unexpect, Frederick Filiatrault aka ChaotH. Four tracks of Experimental prog, funk & utilising samples that features the Frankenstein bass of Frederick.
Frederick Filiatrault aka ChaotH explains the EP.
“Vvon Dogma I is an expression that I created that means to me the second incarnation of any entity, the evolution from one state of being to another one that is infinitely more powerful or conscious or evolved. Either it being through death when you leave your body to become pure soul, or a larger societal level where we are leaving the naivety and simplicity of the modern era and stepping into a more complex and conscious 21st century world. Vvon Dogma I is that moment when you step into your second incarnation and become infinitely more conscious.”
“The songs were like living entities needing to be drawn into our world. The music is so original it is hard for me to categorise and it will definitely challenge music fans, but ultimately I think it will satisfy them beyond what any generic band copying what has gone before ever could.”
“I wanted to feature my freak instrument of a nine-string bass. It is often a Frankenstein of bits and pieces of writing. But I also want people to know it’s not about shredding or anything. I wanted to see how I could apply this weird playing style in a musically accessible venue. My art is song writing plus arranging and the 9 string is only one aspect of it. I find it definitely adds an interesting flavor. Hopefully people will see it for what it is as a whole.”
There is little arguing about the unique style of this EP. After the sweet sounding melodic intro of Hush, the title track opens the door to all manner of oddities. Led heavily by the unique bass sound, the proggy style mixed with sudden & jerky samples takes some getting used too. There’s something quite appealing about it if you can get past the electronic vocals.
The vocals are a little bit grating & don’t exactly get Lithium Blue off to a good start. When the pace increases & the beat turns heavy things greatly improve. You’ll find your head nodding along happily without you even realising.
Things end strongly on the lovely hard rock melody of The Mask, a rhythm that makes the vocals that little bit more palatable.
It’s a very unique EP.
Vvon Dogma I – Communion Full Track Listing:
3. Lithium Blue
4. The Mask
Vvon Dogma I - Communion (Self Released)
The Final Score - 6/10