White Dwarf Spiral – 999
Note: I got a massive batch of 15 tapes from Peasant Magik. I debated on either giving a few of them the regular full blown review treatment or doing the burst shot quick & dirty reviews to get through as many as possible. I chose the latter. So this is one in a slew of short portraits of some of the newest Peasant Magik releases.
White Dwarf Spiral is Antonio Gallucci joined by a “mysterious cast of international noisers.” This should’ve been the soundtrack to Predator. Distant lush space psych jungle drones n beats filled with piercing paranoia & clanging chaos. Faded drums pound & resonate while sweaty gorillas fell trees. The tension rises and falls, the jungle turns inside out, and buzzing insects sting your neck. It’s a planet that harbors sounds vaguely familiar but altogether alien. I can totally imagine “999” playing just after that scene where they all converge after the Predator kills Blain and they empty their ammo in the forest, hitting nothing but leaves. Totally awesome creepy as fuck pulsing noise, with album art by Justin Wright aka Expo ’70. You can’t go wrong.
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