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LURE OF THE UNKNOWN : : DAY OF ENDINGS
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Day of Endings is part of Silber Media’s ‘5in5’ EP series where musicians are challenged to create five songs that, all together, equal five minutes. My ‘5in5’ is called Day of Endings. I decided add to the 5in5 challenge by making each track title a microstory (a story told in six words, no more, no less).
Tales of time travel, end of days, supernovaes & ghosts given more depth with motorik & tribal beats, dark ambience, processed kalimbas, rain sticks, singing bowls & voices. A truly unique sonic experiment with electro-acoustics, krautrock & brevity.
Music, Art, Words by Joeseph Simon : : Released by Silber Media (USA).
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Review from Beachsloth
Hard to pin down is the distorted disorienting drones of Lure of the Unknown’s “Day of Endings”. Over the course of the collection Lure of the Unknown utilizes noise, samples, and found sound to great effect.
Texturally dense the songs sweep the listener up into a surreal world, one where everything is unclear. By refusing to keep a linear structured path to the sound Lure of the Unknown delves into something that feels quite compelling. Flux reigns supreme over the strange creations that have been carefully sculpted throughout.
“Ghost Story – Knock knock, nobody’s there” introduces the collection with ebbing and flowing sound. Various disembodied voices rest on the very edge of the periphery of the recording. Sheets of noise add to the overall weird mix, and melody exists only in ghostly fragments.
Almost Pan Sonic like with its angular sound is “Exploding star. Supernovae. Old life new.” With this song, Lure of the Unknown ratchets up the tension to an unbelievable degree letting the entire piece become quite uncomfortable.
Easily the highlight of the collection is the powerful work of “Light disappears, darkness expands, tomorrow dies.” For this piece, Lure of the Unknown wastes no time in letting the unease make itself fully felt.
“Traveled back in time, existence denied.” On this track, Lure of the Unknown lets the voices finally come to the surface, the conclusion of which results in the collection finale of “Traveled forward in time, prematurely died.”
Lure of the Unknown delivers a spellbinding series of suites on the surreal world of “Day of Endings”.