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

Sunday, March 17, 2013

CURRENT 93 / Faust (2000)

Faust is a 35 minute track that'll appeal to a very limited number of people. It's designed to give musical accompaniment to a reading of Count Eric Stenbock's text of the same name (included with the release), but because people read at different speeds, the experiment is problematic and flawed before it even begins.
When stood apart from the text, is the music any good? Yes. Except it's not music in the traditional sense. It's a haunting growl layered with mostly unintelligible scratching whispers, howls and hypnotic chiming bells. It's eerie.

Song of Note: Faust

4 heavy tolls out of 5

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