Double LP £30.49 TAIGA 20
Ltd. 200g 2LP in Stoughton tip-on gatefold sleeve on Taiga.
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I’m so tired today after another sleep that barely lasted even into single figures so forgive me if I’m not my usual ebullient self. Certainly the music on this lavishly packaged album isn’t helping despite the initial parts of it being utterly gorgeous. Firstly the packaging: double vinyl gatefold with lovely pencil drawn cover and double helping of tangerine vinyl - excellent work. Music wise the first tune is a low end thrum but executed in a shimmering, plaintive syle.
Next up a drone and percussion mantra, with eerie drum thumps and strange hi end sizzling. A lot of drone type stuff leaves me cold but this is a much more exciting take on the genre - I can hear hints of La Monte Young and early VU experimentations. Later on ‘Eigenlicht’ starts out in near silence before erupting into a slice of uncompromising racket sounding like the hum of machines in a factory. As the album wears on it gets more and more uncompromising as blasts of icy resonance start to dominate. Still, it’s varied and expertly compiled.
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