9/10 Ian Staff review, 30 January 2014
The Little Crackd Rabbit label bring you this latest full length from A.R.C. Soundtracks, in the past they have remixed the likes of Aiden Baker and Fuzzy Lights, they produce a sound of gloomy twisted folk drone with odd sounds of tribal percussion and fuzzed out guitar and synth, culminating in a sort of mystical desert song sound, reminding me of the more subdued side of Godspeed You! Black Emperor with just a hint of Doors style psychedelia.
The vocals are mostly that of spoken word, like a mystical priest telling a dark story in some lonely desert whiskey bar. With the addition of a little Vibraphone (‘The Path’) and Hammond organ (‘The Hidden Home’) it’s a pretty minimal affair but that’s what makes it so good, this is a really lonesome album, it would be the perfect soundtrack to those moments when all you want to do is be alone, away from all those people and things that just get in your way, just you, the desert and the music!
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