Album Review

Ceylon Mange – “Maiming Path, the ” – [Hp Cycle]

Thurston Hunger   3/16/2006   12-inch, A Library

Well this one is a fine howler of a release, with some sort
of sinewave vortex sucking animals in and out of alternate
universes. Ceylon Mange consists of the trinity of Dylan
Nyoukis from Decaer Pinga and other things, working with
Karen Constance and Bill Nace. This album begins with just
about the prettiest spooking of the horses I’ve heard in
some time. There’s a loop of something that sounds like EVP,
well it ain’t earthly…and they bring that in and out of
the mix a couple of times, with some lonely saw. Instant
twilight zone with that. High freq circles transmitted as
eerily pure. As side A spins inward, the sounds are less shrill
and organic, and more muddlingly mechanical. Still definite
Halloween haunted house potential!! The flip (finger) side
starts square bell clanking, a little guitar dragonfly buzz
against a meshy window vibe. Then it is more submarine
transmissions for awhile, a welling up of sprayed silences
and more tunnelling towads a flock of electromagnetic birds.
Zap-a-dap-a-do! Hard to tell where one track dies and another
lives, same may be true of the sound sculptors here. These
wolves are not just baying at the door, they’ve got a key!
Nice noses for noise! -Thurston Hunger

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