Thursday, October 08, 2009

BambiKill - S/T Cdr



Right from the first track the musicianship here is excellent. Each track a riffage of varying geometries, chords caught in the glint of an electric dawn. Sheer and evocative, with the odd bout of mesmerism thrown in for good measure; the dramatics have this curious organic type of bleed that writes its own scenery, panoramas that are like tattooed movies for the eyelids.

Out of the eight tracks presented here, the 11 minute Skull Candle is my personal favourite… A late night phantasm built up from guitar fragments and ringing shards, growing out into a whirlpool of looped textures and freight train splutter... collapsing back to a beating heart of processional percussion. A quivering, ill defined witchiness that's not overtly sinister but imbued with a delicious otherness, a fragile magick…

On other tracks, the vocals are smoulder balls of fading breathes or siren calls backed by plenty of fret knives and chord knots. I like the oriental light that cascades out of Affinity, sort of gives the chantery a stronger repose, where as After You’ve Gone dwells in more of a rock aesthetic, like a discharge of PJ Harvey with Cure-esque shadows, the words bound up in sparkling strings echoing Chan Marshall antiquities. As the album moves towards it’s finale the bittersweet Broken Waters contrasts nicely with the exquisite Apollo, creating a dreaminess that’s just begging to be released on marbled seven inch…

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

come to the gig tommorrow at the croft!!!!

dust magic said...

Nice review!

Bambi warm fuzz rules.
the gig tonight should be coool!

Cloudboy said...

thanks magi, hoping to get down tonight but the ill shadows are a lingering and i'm feelin bloody roughhhh