Saturday, May 05, 2012
Coming up these days via Shackletons very own Woe To The Septic Heart! imprint is his epic conceptual double feature longplay release "Music For The Quiet Hour / The Drawbar Organ EPs" that hits the stores as limited 2CD cardboard box set including a 12 pages full artwork booklet by Zeke Clout who has worked out and accompanied Shackletons releases from day dot in his very own graphic language. Talking music the first part - "Music For The Quiet Hour" - can be described as Sam Shackletons most ambitious work so far, holding 5 seemlessly woven tracks with a runtime up to 21 - !!! - minutes floating through a ritual universe of deep listening music, mystical as MythStep can be but still different, clearly focusing on the listening aspect that lies within, on Electronica and Ambient parts, quiet episodes and rebuilding tension - a journey in sound, a MythStep-opera, a work of sonic art structured like a piece of classical music and I would not be surprised if someone would announce a video or even stage performance written based on "Music For The Quiet Hour" in the nearest future. A true masterpiece serving some previously unheard stereophonic wizzardry as well whilst "The Drawbar Organ EPs" are not less thrilling musically but of a more tense and driving quality and speed, sucking people in to what is the center point of the dancefloor, grooving to beats of an advanced level, shaking butts and bodies to tribal abstractions and fascinating sonic futurism reminiscing about past incidents bound to the subconscious regions of the human race. A must of have for MythStep lovers and sonic enthusiasts of any kind. Epic.