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    Darvaz – “Failure Is Possible” – [Chambara Records]

    darvaz
    CDR from San Francisco duo, Dereck and Emily Donohue
    (on Dereck’s Chambara imprint). Dense and dark
    claustrophonic pieces, should work well as Halloween
    creeps up on us. Speaking of which, their band name
    translates as “the door to hell” Check out
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOsBa7BXYHc for a look at
    a 35-year gas-burning crater in Turkmenistan). Much
    of the loops here are lava slow, Emily (nee Trixy
    Grace) gives the heavier dronework more buoyancy
    with disembodied vocals floating on #1. Male moanage
    on #2, possibly with refracted violin! Sampled vox
    intone the title “Neck Wood Rail” on #5, chittering
    electrobirds made more sense on that to me. Kinda
    Conet project from the underworld? #4 has a whistle
    while you work almost happy start (I said *almost*)
    later that gets trimmed to the opening trill, that
    sample slows down becoming like a sad question.
    Pitchwheel follies follow, it hypnotizes you over the
    flames below. Many tracks bleed that deep, distorted
    bass buzz burrowing. Bought and possibly conceived at
    Amoeba Music..

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on October 16, 2014 at 6:29 pm
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