Genre: drone, experimental
San Francisco / Chicago
Jan 15, 2009
Anemone Lodge documents a collaboration between Number None, The Opera
Glove Sinks in the Sea, and Radiant Husk, all members of the
experimental soundscape underground (for lack of a better term).
Before we consider the music, however, props
must go out to the Bezoar Formations label for their tremendous
job on the packaging front - each copy comes hand-stamped with a
really intriguing, Zelda-esque design, and the insert is a work of art
As for the music, you can expect dark, empty warehouse drone - the
type of stuff that might augment a horror movie. "Aunt Beast" is
positively chilling - a dense, vaguely glistening wall of sound with
some naval groaning providing additional chills. "Now It Still Murmurs
Ripples," meanwhile, is heavier on the bass -
it evokes notions of a the submarine
plummeting deep into the ocean.
On the other hand, "I Often Dream I am Drowning," is hollow and glassy, while "Nerve Sparks in His Glass Feet"
sounds like it was recorded at a windy outpost in the Arctic.
Absorbed all at once, Anemone Lodge's effort
is a powerful work
of sound, the sort of drone that
has the ability to completely take over
a room. Consult these
folks for an altogether dark and expansive experience.
[Vitals: 4 tracks, distributed by