A disturbing debut, enjoyable, progressive but not without some reservations.
Roving through the antumbra cast by Pär Boström’s second solo Cities Last Broadcast record on the Cryo Chamber label.
Don’t you dare go Hollow!
“Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through the skies
But stranger still is
A cold yet bewitching adventure. Do not expect to come out of it unscathed.
Grab your space suits and prepare your cryo-dried coffee.
A plunge into the inner self.
Steeped in mysticism, Farewell’s amorphous and verdant folk compositions beckon us into an early onset of autumn.
In this album review cluster, we plunge into the musty auras permeating from Disentomb, we make effort to settle the debate between the better of the two Batushka’s, Bartushka and Krzysztof’s solo record, and we capstone the episode with the harrowing psychedelic incantation invoked by Skáphe and Wormlust.
Zessa comes together like an enchanting mist delicately strewn about a world long forgotten.
Duncan Ritchie discusses his latest Cryo Chamber effort, Alive With Scars. He speaks about some of his field recording techniques, the album’s artwork, and how living with Multiple Sclerosis has ultimately served as a touchstone of influence for all of his compositions, old and new.
The murky and washy texture of the music, the clean interludes, and the dismal tropospheric layering of blast beats and vocals competing for the title of the least clear sound in the mix lend to this positive and generally empowering aura Strävan exudes.