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Unicorn is a different beast altogether. Swinging between grungy noise and feedback, and on to quiet introspective ambient minimalism, almost musique concrète in aesthetics, and experimentalism, this is a good example of an approach that’s guaranteed to keep you guessing. My impression is that unicorn, or rather Nelson, is fascinated with the sculptural possibilities of sound, as well as by its narrative qualities. The five pieces showcased here, as disparate as they are, possess a discernible depth and dimensionality to them
She has also released three albums under her own name, The Fruits Of Yggdrasil, 1995’s Shades Of Yggdrasil and 1998’s Songs Of Yggdrasil, which was released to accompany the Northern Mysteries and Magick book.
“A Reassuring Voice On The Television” brings together the rather unique talent pool that Hermetique has cultivated in its short but impressive history as a label. Each artist featured on the release brings their own individual musical voice to the release forming a daunting album of more than sixty-seven minutes of some of the darkest ambient that has yet been mustered. This is not the expectable dark rumblings and expansive drones that have sadly become common place within the genre. The artists featured on “A Reassuring Voice On The Television” each process the dark ambient aesthetic through a heavily industrialized filter that lends their music a particular edge that defines their output apart from many of the other offerings in this field of music.
It’s fair to say that all the tracks on here are nothing short of sparkling, scintillating and cerebral, something which I consider a rare event for a compilation. Every one of these sixteen offerings had me entranced, something which is an even rarer event. As broad a range of styles as is to be found on here the quality of the selection is outstanding and this has certainly found an occasional home in my CD tray – the artists on here are not afraid to experiment and to take the musical format of their choice to new territories; and for that I thank both them and Bearsuit Records for opening up those new vistas for me.
These two acts brings together a powerful and mesmerizing trip over cold rock and under a hot sun. Those of you who like their music ceremonial and obscure beyond common sense, this is a perfect album for you. Highly recommended.
With both bands clocking at a total of 39 minutes, it's a release well worth the
money, especially when it's a CDR, it's cheaper. Hope you found my advice useful and
started looking for the split already. Absurdgod is a violent gem which should be
discovered within the electronic circles. And Fractional's not that bad, even though
I didn't care for them at all at first. Listen, learn, discover. Get used to the
material, it's good.
There's also some elastic objects employed and it's actually pretty rudimentary work with metal wires twanged, wodden blocks dragged around and the microphone takes a beating itself. Like Juarez's track, it has the flow of an improvisation, but this one has an impeccable sense of composition that is damn impressive. The buildup of noise that gets trumped into gentle rustling in the final two minutes is brilliant.
path of unguided and synthetic screams of a implacable cog-wheel system that
suddenly are on touch, by few moments, with something luminous and truly
divine as an oriental chord play or a relaxing note coming out of a wooden
flute, both fallowed by a mysterious Crow that flies above this bizarre