Ak’chamel, The Giver Of Illness – Fucking With Spirits (Centipede Farm, 2014)

March 11, 2014

ak'chamel - fucking with spirits album cover
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See, this is why I keep this AGB thing going, shit like this record right here. The Giver Of Illness hit me up out of the blue with this tape and with a name like Fucking With Spirits I figured it’d be pretty cool. Well yeah, pretty cool is accurate, but pretty fucking rad as hell is more like it. Ak’chamel calls out some seriously weird ritualistic cult jams that aim to connect with the Nightosphere by way of midnight smoke chants, all manner of beasts hypnotized and speaking in tongues while plinking away on a broken spike fiddle, pounding a ratty drum, and droning on whatever noisemaker they can find, meandering and absolutely fucked, lo-fi doesn’t even begin to describe this stuff, it’s dank as hell with deep warble & crackle sounding like it was recovered from a tape found melting on orange embers, moments of lucidity are nowhere to be found, this is crazy hallucinatory shit that only asks you let go of your preconceptions and just fuckin go with it, let the shamans lead, they’ll show you the Dark Party, and you’ll never want to leave. This is currently free* on Bandcamp (along with a bunch of other Ak’chamel stuff) but it’ll be tape-ified by Null Religion Centipede Farm very soon.

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2 comments on “Ak’chamel, The Giver Of Illness – Fucking With Spirits (Centipede Farm, 2014)

  1. Thomas Oct 30, 2016

    This is one of my favorite albums after having stumbled upon it early last year. Are there any other albums that you would suggest with a similar vibe? (Looking, obviously, for things not released by the same group)

  2. antigravitybunny Oct 31, 2016

    Honestly? I’ve never heard anything else like this. Even the other records from this band aren’t quite like this. If I do think of anything I’ll let you know, though!