Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A Death Cinematic - "Your Fate Twisting, Epic In Its Crushing Moments" (2011) [Simple Box Construction]
The music on this rather long EP is as intricate as its wonderful packaging. A Death Cinematic's meandering, guitar-based drone is as harrowing and personal as it has ever been, pushing its already slight post-rock "swagger" even further into the background, instead favoring a bleak, shining drone, like a bone left bleached in the sun. Now, when I say "post-rock swagger," don't immediately think of the countless Explosions in the Sky and Mono ripoff artists that plague the world, rather something that draws upon said influences (I actually hear more Talk Talk and Bark Psychosis than EITS or Mono in this one) to create something with an atmosphere that is the polar opposite of the genre's normally ethereal, soaring sound. Envision a barren landscape, the trees are dead and dust as far as the eye can see. There is no life, it is completely inhuman; this is A Death Cinematic. These brilliant, apocalyptic guitar improvisations weave spider's silk over dark, churning drones. For one man with a guitar and an amplifier, this is the holy grail of drone.
Listen to this LOUD. Soak it in.