Album Review

Za Siodma Gora – “This Is My Dream ” – [Obuh Records]

Thurston Hunger   4/5/2007   7-inch, A Library

1999 release and actually recorded in 1994, but luckily scored recently.
Obuh Records is a rulingska label out of Poland, and this is a project
evidently involving label leader Wojcek Czera. The title piece is a
dark eye-fluttering, ear-buttering incantation…Czera comes across as a
less urgent Alan Vega. There is a flute synth dancing, a deep humbeat
that repeats, other aquatic electronics ebb and flow. Together it is a
mesmerizing wash of sound and then come Czera’s intimations. Tight-mic’d
as would befit the regaling of a dream. The dream involves the absence
if not the abandonment of light, resonant drum thuds and static snatches
help to punctuate the tale. It ends with a loop from someone other than
Czera repeating “Time is Worlds of Space.” On the flip side, “Floating”
is more of a buzzbomb on a quickening beat. Perhaps A disco number for
failed suicides? Again Czera murmurs (in English by the way), while his
prepared guitar is sliding like a car over the frozen highway. This does
a great job of piloting the fine dotted line of creepy and beauty…you
know where Edward Ka-spel does dwell.

-Thurston Hunger

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