When the press release comes describing an artist as indescribable you’re either in trouble or they’re wrong… I am unsure as to which it is yet, Silk Saw have so many elements in Imaginary Landscapes one finger isn’t enough. The dark violins and orchestral parts with industrial electronics and 808s fight each other as much as they complement. One for fans of Demdike Stare and Blackest Ever Black territories.
9/10 Ant Staff review, 21 January 2016
‘Imaginary Landscapes’ is the first album from Belgian duo Gabriel Séverin and Marc Mœdea in nine years. The majority of their previous output has come via Ant-Zen and Sub Rosa - averaging an album a year over a ten year period -- so they were pretty prolific from 1996-2006. So why the long silence? Who know’s but they’ve returned - full force with an intense and thrilling album that devours modern classical, techno, IDM, noise, Musique concrète, electro-acoustic, avant-electronica and heaven knows what else; into an intoxicating brew that defies the conventions of all of those genres.
808 beats collide with piano, flute, oboe, violin and splatterings of unhinged piano. The results are dramatic, harrowing, suffocating, claustrophobic, dark, oppressive and even ecstatic. Just like life itself. Sounds like some fantasy Nurse With Wound list oddity that's been beamed into the future - Recommended.
It should be noted that the CD contains 8-tracks while the LP edition has 4-tracks.
Due to some unresolved technical issues, sadly we were unable to embed the full stream of the album on the item page so if you desire more than a taste go to https://soundcloud.com/kotaerecords/sets/silk-saw-imaginary-pains and check a rare interview here http://www.chaindlk.com/interviews/silk-saw/
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