Cavern of Sirens
by Darren Bergstein, Muze
Tribal electronic gurus Roach and Vidna Obmana get to the essence of the very first soul during the time they're swallowed by the CAVERN OF SIRENS. Both sound artisans are obviously haunted by the primordial demons of ages past – the only way to exorcise those demons is by lighting ceremonial rites composed with whirling dervishes of percussion, synths ground in digital dirt, and the breaking down of barriers between worlds earthen and electronic. Splendidly actualizing this concept is the fifteen minute ritualmusic that is "Hidden Earth and the Shadows Dance," as Roach holds sway with a battery of shakers and digidrums and Vidna caresses dark, turgid silicon somas. The duo then plunges deep into the nether regions of "Middle World Passage," an epic adventure of strange, rattling noises, ganking rubbery drums and vast, infinite synth textures. Make no prehistoric bones about it – the soundscapes residing in this CAVERN OF SIRENS are perfect to get lost in.