Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CURRENT 93 / All The Pretty Little Horses (1996)

C93 albums are often built around simplistic repeating melodies; on All The Pretty Little Horses it's a kind of dark lullaby. The acoustic guitar is the primary instrument, delivering mostly simple chords punctuated with quiet moments filled with sadness, mournful but not depressing. It's esoteric as always, filled with patripassianist imagery that is at times naked and at others baffling. Even so, it's still one of the more accessible C93 albums. A good place to start if you're just beginning to discover Neofolk. The album is the second part of The Inmost Light trilogy, but it's not necessary to hear the other two to get this one.

Songs of Note: Calling for Vanished Faces; All the Pretty Little Horses

5 pastoral nightmares out of 5

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