Boomkat Product Review:
Longtime collaborators NWW and Aranos align their visions to a deeply psychedelic, minimalist focus on their self-released 2013 double album .
Also considered relative neighbours on the rugged West Coast of Ireland, NWW and multi-instrumentalist Aranos here reprise a creative relationship ongoing since 1997’s ‘Acts of Senseless Beauty’, with just shy of 2 hours of metaphysical drift; departing with the anaesthetising atmospheres and creepy piano of ‘Letter From Torpor (Draft)’, and the grinding loops of ‘Eyes Of A Scanning Girl (Draft)’ sequenced beside their fully formed versions, including a female french vocal and junkier keys on ‘Letter From Torpor’, and extra space in ‘Eyes’ recalling Muslimgauze’s extreme dubbing.
The one to really stick around for though, is ‘Monstercamer (Orgasm)’, where they properly put the willies up ya with 23’ of yawning metal mechanical noise jaws and garrotting, keening string menace.
Performers – Aranos, Steven Stapleton Sounds [Sculptured Sounds] – Graham Bowers Voice – Aurelie Nyirabikali Lierman*, Marie Venes.