Sunday, January 23, 2011
A xanthocephalus is a yellow blackbird. Like its namesake, this project is not what it seems on the surface. Churning, dissonant, and noisy to be sure, but possessed of a surreal calm within its roaring texture that gives a subtle depth to all of its storm and clatter. Mastered by Chris Lapke at Hospital Productions.
Urkas return, with the sounds of entanglement. Huge washes of synth noise are battered by massive low-end particles drifting away from a central, malformed nucleus. The memory of abandoned places, the moldy footprints of discarded idols, and paranoia all coexist within us....this is our space, in a universe that never stops expanding.
We're quite happy in Skell's basement these days, it was a good year this year.....and to cap it all off Parashi's The Wine Is Safer Than the Water grabbed a spot on Eric Hardiman's Best of 2010 list in the category of best cd-r. Thanks to Eric and all at Foxy Digitalis.