MALEDICTIS,the brainchild of John Marszalkowski will release the new single “Delicta” (Featuring Mariangela Demurtas of TRISTANIA) on March 4, 2022. John has concurrently unveiled a Kickstarter project to help fund the release that will include perks such as digital downloads, shirts and CDs.
Unlike the previous release, which was recorded remotely, the new single embraced the ability to record in person with talented musicians in a stunning setting. A number of the instruments were recorded at Calvary Presbyterian Church in downtown Milwaukee, the Gothic architecture of the building dictating the nature of the atmosphere created by the reverberations. The recording also diverges from the traditional string quartet using a ‘choir’ of cellos instead, making use of the instrument’s wide range. “Delicta” is a song about betrayal told from the point of view of the betrayer who acknowledges their fault and accepts their consequences. Opening with a striking flute melody, the track builds with brass, cello, and a choir chant being gradually layered to produce a compelling sound comprised of multiple harmonies. The heavy instrumentation enhances the orchestral elements by adding a powerful layer beneath the soaring melodies.
“Delicta” is an enchanting experience, delving into the powerful dynamics of orchestral instruments and adding a distinctive twist through unconventional recording techniques. It’s a thrilling celebration of heavy music with a delightfully Gothic focus.
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