Don’t do drugs. Do Bataille, instead.
Moshing and headbanging will ensue with each listen, of which there have been (and will continue to be) many.
Using drone, ambient noise, doom riffs and drumming, cello, and mesmerizing vocals, the duo of Reggie Townley and Sarah Townley create a masterpiece of rich soundscapes that draw me into another world.
Norwegian Gothic is an album that explores so many genres, it’s truly difficult to tack it under any one label. It’s an exploration into previously uncharted territory more than anything else
Imagine coming to consciousness somewhere in a dark, dank, crumbling tunnel. There are hundreds of insects, spiders, centipedes, and more crawling all over you. That’s the impression I get from the swarming riffs.
The track starts out with belligerence, as Void’s bellows hit the listener square in the chest, and then devolves and evolves into a racing, grinding, destructive cacophony of purpose.
“One small world, in decline.” – In Defiance
The sound is fresh, but certifiably Stortregn.