*Excellent album of head-melting drone and Kosmische made on an Indian Harmonium and recorded to tape - available on vinyl only in an edition of 450 copies for the world* Digitalis introduce the Mind Over Mirrors alias of Jaime Fennelly (Acid Birds/Peeesseye/Manpack Variant) with the endless Harmonium drone topologies of 'The Voice Rolling'. Five years since his previous solo outing, Jaime expresses timelessly primal yet elevated intentions over seven densely layered vistas of raga-scaling heights and hypnotically seductive bass undulation. All the sounds were sourced from a medium-sized Indian Harmonium and then processed electronically via tape echo, harmonizer and other guitar pedals, diffusing the instrument's potential into a a grittily textured and dense spectrum of uniquely frictional drone spirits. This celestial flight departs at 'Brickfelder', ascending gradually through harmonized clouds of metallic-fragranced tones, almost bitter and gritty, but calcifying into something quite naturally majestic. As XXJFG eulogised, next track 'You Ain't Reeling' reveals itself like "Some drumless-techno-titan stalking the sand blasted bazaars of a near future", amping the Harmonium to excoriating, almost face-melting levels of grandeur, before drowning in the abyssal subsidence of 'Coaling' and being ecstatically extruded through the labyrinthine repetition of 'Barely Spun'. After a pause to flip over, 'Point Hammond' rolls into view, tracing a long, linear path across the plains of primitive American blues to the amp worship of Sunn 0))) and Barn Owl's narrowed-eye gaze, following the course of shimmering, coppery overtones through the landscape to the delta of 'Round, Around', and bathing in a more joyous flow of tones like the expressions of the Sacred Heart singers reverberating a mass of ecstasy to the Ganges. 'The Voice Rolling' is overflowing with emotion that you don't normally find in many drone/Kosmische records, and a visceral affirmation of life itself." - Boomkat
released May 27, 2011
Recorded to tape by Jaime Fennely. Mastered by Scott Colburn with art by Serena Lander. Cut to vinyl at D&M.
While a dire fantasia—a nightmare future Earth where only Antarctica remains habitable—looms over these eight instrumentals, Talibam!’s impulse is to throw a spiked Slurpee party at the end of the world. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 4, 2017