Impressive, almost unnatural harmonies take you by the hand, opening the ears to new ways of understanding vocal codes. Though these voices mostly range in the low registers, they own an almost phosphorescent quality that makes them resplend in an immutable sense of predestination. These chants invite us to renounce to any corporal necessity, springing out of nowhere trying to recompose our shattered lives; after a daily routine amidst all kinds of mediocrity, this record is one of the best relieves you can hope for. Self-examination, reflection, conscious sleep, controlled pain, evidence – all of the above becomes a single concept. “Chant retrospective 2000″ surely helps focusing our attention on it.