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    Poison Sea – “Poison Sea” – [Casual Acid Tea]


    Distant piano with tape hiss and low-key ominous
    vibes. Drone as an emotion, dread always hits me
    harder than its less subtle cousin “doom.” This
    cassette perhaps was acid washed in some toxic
    effluvia from our dying oceans. Recently watching
    the Twin Peaks revival and the film version of
    “Annihilation” I found this music fits in with that
    kind of visual weather. Overcast guitar, shades of
    Steven R. Smith appearing in the shimmer-y clouds.
    While there are organic elements of piano and spaceship
    or something at one point) it’s mostly floatational
    banks of keys. Honestly by the last track, “Beneath
    the Haze” I sense a thin layer of optimism. Lying at
    the bottom of the Poison Sea are Kurt Mangum from
    Flying Hair along with Anthony Piromalli, they form
    a pretty seamless pairing. Set sail for this one.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on April 4, 2018 at 1:19 am
  • Filed as A Library,Cassette
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