Skullflower take many shapes, be it gruelling noise rock or their own (slightly more tasteful) take on power electronics. The frostbitten harsh noise of Draconis injected new life into their sound, and they continue to do weird things on this here record Werecats Powers of the Crossroads at Midnight, their latest entry into "the audio trilogy concerning the Darkness of Aegypt".
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Skullflower follow ‘The Black Iron That Has Fell From The Stars, To Dwell Within (Bear It Or Be It)’ with the second offering in their audio trilogy concerning the Darkness of Aegypt. The devastatingly beautiful ‘Werecats Powers Of The Crossroads At Midnight’ is an absolute peach.
If all music but this was suddenly erased from planet earth, I could happily just live inside here for the rest of eternity. To say that the sumptuous, sidelong ‘We Move On Points Of Shattered Mirrors’ is transcendent doesn't even come close - to me this is more than simply “music” - it is a gateway, a portal, a time machine, a fucking escape route into a beautiful realm where all my misanthropic tendencies are washed away - an entheogen cut into vinyl. They way it majestically glides along is exquisite - gracefully pouring into me like flowing liquid metal that doesn’t burn. I’m guided into a hall of mirrors, a glassy, majestic maze of dazzling iridescent jewels illuminated by white heat, where serpents slither through plumes of smoke, and colossal crystal prisms tower into gently stormy night skies. No shit.
There’s a mournful sadness lurking inside the gloriously kaleidoscopic flames that rise from ‘Charnel Ground’ but also an ecstatic energy. It’s a place where death is not final, rather a transition. The spectral weeping of a great beast hovers through ‘Departure Lounge’. An unknown location - possibly the place where animal souls dwell until they’re summoned into new vehicles. Close your eyes and you can go there.
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