Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Hangedman Vol. 1 cs comp.
Ever wonder where Seattle's noise-friendly mystics and granola-eating folk-doom vegan hockey-mask artists are at? Well, there'r all right here on the HangedMan Vol. 1 cs comp. J-card is screened and even appears to be embossed. 2 sets of liner notes indicate artist and track titles.
MegaBats - "Lawbreaker" kicks off the comp with a gleaming track of murky ambient synthesized bliss. Richard D. James couldn't have done it better himself.
Kristian Garrard - "Iced Axe IV" earthy machines, throbbing hearts, streams of consciousness. Ethereal harmony puts zen in motion.
Karnak Templers - "Spiral Chasm" ritual string worship mournful of thyself.
Josh Medina - "Scotch Broom" guitar-vocal-folkl, conceived by firelight in the absence of moon beams.
Them, There - "Ghostwood" blending cello, wind, and bleak guitar to formulate an exquisite aesthetic.
Demian Johnston - "And Then it Drags Across the Bottom" is Demian's most successful attempt at sounding like Blue Sabbath Black Cheer to date. Well played.
Inh Halentropy - "Arp Grey Magic 2600" lo-fi beat machines and spooky thermionic leads pre-dates dub-step.
Thunder Grey Pilgrim - "Iaospel" láðspel actually. Classical black metal picking and strumming with disgusting vocal oddness.
Nightjar - "Bottom Road" even more crusty black metal guitar.
Sokai Stilhed - "City of Love" an enjoyable gem weaving together of backwards flute and loop manipulated vocal frolics. Fun stuff.