A horrible hack

Rhyton

Redshift

Year Released: 2016
Format: LP
Label: Thrill Jockey
 
Reviewed by Captain Fidanza on Jun 19, 2016
Back to the hallowed halls of Thrill Jockey and the latest in a seemingly endless parade of albums for me to take to heart almost immediately.

Opening like Comus and moving through a sort of Bonnie Prince Billy inspired bluegrass sound, this is a remarkably diverse record incorporating a myriad of influences, infusing each with a strange other-worldliness leaving the listener continually on edge. In short, it’s endlessly fascinating and continually incredible.

Incidentally, Red Shift is a book by Alan Garner, who wrote The Weirdstone of Brisingamen, which I recently re-read and was disturbed by in a way I have seldom experienced. I’ve never read anything which so seamlessly melds both the real world and the fantastical world of a child’s mind, so put that Paulo Coelho down and go and find the Weirdstone.


Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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