Album Review

De Dionyso, Arrington’s Malaikat Dan Singa – “Open The Crown” – [K Records]

abacus   9/25/2013   12-inch, A Library


Olympian witch doctor Arrington de Dionyso and his horde of sprites deliver us yet again from our shackles of complacency and material illusion. Tribal trance-punk that invades your psyche and drives you towards quotidian disruption, reveling in the liberatory ritual of ancient simplicity. Arrington’s fiery incantations and frantic conjuring lead the liturgy, throwing his thorny throat through lucid hallucinations and existential discovery, urgently inciting spiritual awakening. He sings primarily in English as opposed to his exploration of Indonesian tongues previously, but the influence still smells strong of cloves and burnt banana leaves. Repetitive grooves that the drums push to follow, with Nehemiah lurking in the low shadows and the guitar sounding like it was recorded in a distant era, subtly downtuned and echoing in the forefront. The nebulous keyboard clouds swirl about fueling the sensation of cosmic transcendence. Join the fire circle and dance away to the order in chaos, the form in the formless.

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