Friday, January 31, 2020

Pulled By Magnets - Rose Golden Doorways [Glitterbeat / Tak:til Promo]

Scheduled for release on February 28th, 2k20 via Glitterbeat / Tak:til is "Rose Golden Doorways", the debut album by Seb Rochford's latest band project operating under the moniker Pulled By Magnets. With all songs recorded live at The Old Church in Stoke Newington the trio comprised of Rochford alongside fellow musicians Pete Wareham and Neil Charles are going in for what the accompanying info sheet describes simply as a 'big heavy sound' informed both by traditions of extreme western guitar music and the unlikely presence of Indian Raga influences adopted from Rochford's part-Indian heritage and musical research on the subcontinent. The results are as dark as they're captivating - a slowly shifting variation of Desert Rock / Desert Blues capturing total i- and desolation, built on a foundation of slow, yet thundering drums and unquestionable timelessness, a music that seem to have existed from the beginning of time, telling sonic tales of gods and demons, a droning fest accompanied by yearning sax passages and omniscient bass, sharing wisdom and fear of ancient entities and beings deliberately unspoken of at any point in given time. An enthralling, somewhat Lovecraftian monolith of an album which is at a surprising height in the (Ambient) Dub infused 6+ minutes of "Those Among Us" and the subsequent ultraminimalist bass guitar exercise that is "The Immortal Fire" whilst "Cold Regime People Die" ultimately harks back to a fusion of score works and Drone Metal riffing to a great effect just to pick a few examples for musical guidance. Intense. Good. Get.


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