Review from Bleeding4Metal Webzine

December 31, 2013
From: Bleeding4Metal
Published: December 29, 2013
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*Google translation of German review

Ekove Efrits is the project of Saman N, which makes here under the pseudonym Count of Efrits music since 2001. What makes this one-man-project is that it is in Iran, specifically in Tehran, is home. In four self-published demos and a split could look back to with "Suicidal Rebirth" 2008, the first and "Hypermnesia" 2010, the second long player saw the light of day, in between it still was a compilation. In 2011, the cooperation of the Canadian labels Hypnotic Dirge Records with Ekove Efrits, whose third full album "Conceptual Horizon" was then released in the same year began. In December 2013, the connection release "Nowhere" to which it is to go now followed. 

Well, as I describe now "Nowhere"? First of all: "Nowhere" is not a metal album, but a created from electronic / trip-hop and ambient, mostly quiet running and translated to inner moods sound work whose beauty is immediately apparent without even a single second maudlin or even kitschy to be. Ekove Efrits builds its sense of poetry quieter tones on slowly but more insistent. Long instrumental passages make you think more than once to film music, with Saman N excludes with a keen sense prolixity and boredom and at the right moment intensifies the drama. This happens, among other things, if he desist from his usually soft voice and with harsh voice ('One Truth, One Confession') conjures up something like black metal mood of the songs, while at the same time move away from downtempo. In the center gerückte piano sounds ('Belong To Nowhere') turn out to always be as successful artifices, as well as the guest vocals of Australian Megan Tassaker (Lycanthia, Avrigus), which makes a statement with softly-clear voice, as out tip is here infinitesimal 'highly recommended. According metallic scales I can "Nowhere" not evaluate, but I think it's a more than successful album for the thoughtful hours, the quieter moments of life. an ethereal sound poetry

Reviewed by: Grid

Review from Black Phoenix Rising

December 29, 2013
From: Black Phoenix Rising Forums
Published: December 23, 2013 

What's quite clear with Hypnotic Dirge Records is they don't particularly care for genre conventions so long as the music's good. Iranian one man project Ekove Efrits is no exception, a band that may be rooted in black metal but has branches reaching way beyond. On "Nowhere" trip hop, electronic and ambient music all blend in with black metal and while this is very much towards the atmospheric end of the black metal sp...

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Review from Crown of Viserys Webzine

December 18, 2013
From: Crown of Viserys Webzine
Published: December 17, 2013

As always, HDR releases an album from a band that defies simple explanation. Ekove Efrits, a band I’ve been a fan of since they were first presented by HDR a few years ago, has dropped another atmospheric bomb on the world. It isn’t very different from what has been done by Ekove Efrits in the past, but it brings even more post black metal and doom elements into the mix, as well as some nice EBM and trip-hop. Amazing f...

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Ambient Black Metal