COLLINS, WILLIAM FOWLER - THE RESURRECTIONS UNSEEN (LP)


"Howling field recordings are trapped between walls of tape hiss while white noise and twisted guitar suffers through overdub after overdub leaving only the picked carcass of what once a discernable sound. Much was made of its predecessor's deconstruction of black metal, but 'The Resurrections Unseen' takes this to another level entirely. The album is, for all intents and purposes, a black metal record - but any traces of blast beats, hoarse, blood-curdling vocals or shrill distorted guitar have been totally obliterated. What remains are bleak, windswept textures, spine chilling rituals and the kind of doom-laden ambience that'll have you double-bolting your doors and checking your phone lines. This is not theatre though; Collins never resorts to the typical horror tropes, instead opting to suggest fear with the most restrained hand. As rolling hiss emerges from a muddy puddle of dank sub bass it might take a few listens to pick out exactly what you're hearing at all, but the terror is there from the very beginning. Many artists attempt dark music, but few really succeed - Collins has managed it by merely suggesting what our brains already know. A frightening thought indeed." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2011| TYPE | 20.90


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