Album Review

Black Sun Roof – “4 Black Suns & a Sinister Rainbow” – [Handmade Birds]

surferrosa   6/3/2013   A Library, CD


The latest 2013 release from Matthew Bower (of Skullflower, Total and Pure) collaborating with Samantha Davies, who appears on a few of Bower’s other releases. If you are familear with Bower’s work, Black Sun Roof won’t land far from the Skullflower tree…This must be the type of music satanists listen to when they meditate or do yoga…but not exlusively.. ambient noise, drones on top of drones, absolutely peaked out and relentless. Sounds mainly like instrument based noise complimented by a touch of growling,oscillating electronics and a far away beat, birthed by a machine, industrial when in the forefront…. poking through a sonic blizzard of static fuzz. The sounds here are thick and their presence is heavy. Murky and harsh for the most part, though a few tracks lean a bit more on the easy side.. which isn’t saying much. Just don’t expect these pieces to go anywhere, cause they won’t. I wanna call this a soundscape. A grating wall of sound…scape. Disc1 tracks pretty seamlessly and tends to be on the headier side, Disc2 doesn’t track as nicely, though it is a tad more beat heavy.. Eeeeerie. -Surfer Rosa

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