Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Electronic , IDM , Ambient , Experimental
Sortie : 2010
By Will from
This is a sort-of 'best of Xihislisk' album. I wasn't familiar with his work before listening to it, but it definitely convinced me to explore more.
A compilation // best-of album is particuarly succesful when an artist has such a broad range of work that a single album makes for an insufficient introduction. This is definitely the case, as
Xihilisk works his range of black metal, experimental electronics, noise, post-rock, and ambient soundscapes. Where they most impress me is that even within such a broad spectrum of styles and
sounds, there is always a consistent expressive voice. Xihilisk definitely has a cohesive sound, even if traditional genre boundaries are incapable of expressing // confining it.
My favorite track on this probably "Chysalis March", which gradually builds and builds until it soars in a crescendo reminiscnet of fire alarms, a symphony orchestra, whales singing, and
norse-god Heimdallr staring into the future.
The cherry on top: he's got a very progressive attitude towards music distribution (i.e., his album Fuck the RIAA). Here's a link to his whole discography he put on his blog.
1.Theme For Something 03:40
2.Sleep Patterns 03:30
3.The Movement of Dogs 03:42
4.Chrysalis March 07:41
5.Autonomous Seashield 03:29
9.Tunnel Physics 02:21
10.4 Ebows on 4 Acoustic Guitars 03:14
11.Unwrite These 02:40
12.Gregor! The Blacksmith 03:46
14.Angle Smoother 03:06
15.The Scene Where The Wayward Teenage Son Experiments With Opiates 02:48
17.Massive in Flux 03:22
18.IDM is Dead 03:05
19.Three Machines 03:27
21.The Scene Where Everybody Dies 03:46
22.My Cat Got Fat 02:56
23.Nein, die Katze 03:43
24.Offshore Magnetism 02:33