Monday, December 10, 2018

Reinier Van Houdt - Igitur Carbon Copies [Hallow Ground Promo]

Another one released via Hallow Ground on November 16th, 2k18 is "Igitur Carbon Copies", the new album outing by Reinier Van Houdt which has been inspired by Stephane Mallarme's unfinished goth tale 'Igitur' from as far back as 1869. Employing the voice of David Tibet as a narrating layer reading fragments of the text atop an overall atmosphere of score'esque brooding darkness, intense, partly electrifying Drone, threatening Noize outbursts, multi-layered, reprocessed Field Recordings, single note pianos and scientific bleeps alongside elements of Cold Ambient this one does work best when listened to like a radio play / audio drama, in one session and with high levels of unperturbed concentration, allowing the sonic realm built around David Tibet's voice to create depictions of horror and suspense, a dark cosmos emerging from one's inner cinematic imagination, hypnotizing, spine-tingling and surely one that doesn't ever leave one alone throughout one's darkest dreams again. This is a movie without pictures, shot in grainy black-and-white and yet a well remarkable one for sure. Made for headphone consumption. Check. 


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