Boomkat Product Review:
First vinyl edition of the powerful, cult dark ambient debut by Black Mountain Transmitter, reissued on its 10th anniversary of release, by London’s Aurora Borealis. RIYL Kevin Drumm, Decimus, Wicked Messenger
Originally transmitted via CDr on the artist’s Lysergic Earwax label in 2009, ‘Black Goat Of The Woods’ atmospheric menace and immersively viscous qualities have seen it become a cult classic in the zone between dark ambient and experimental noise.
The 39 minute work now breaks down over two sides of vinyl, transitioning from washes of sheet metal thunder and whirligig organ riff into wide open spaces perfused with shivering metallic percussion, acephalic voices and cavernous doom drones, mainlining an opiated doom intensity that doesn’t let go until the blue hour redemption of the final passage.