Boomkat Product Review:
Including pineal sound projection by Coil’s John Balance and Peter Christopherson, Laswell’s 1997 spoken word/ambient/fourth world release bubbles back into consciousness.
Also featuring ambient spirit Tetsu Inoue, ’City Of Light’ revolves around Lori Carson’s spoken word text about Banaras; “…a city older than history, tradition, way beyond legends. It is Shiva's land, founded at the dawn of creation. It is India's oldest and most fabled city. The Hindus call it Kashi, the luminous... The City of Light.” Coil’s contribution is a highlight, supplying 13’ mystic backdrop to ‘Kála’, and Laswell’s bookending works ‘Nothing’ and ‘Above The Earth’ mesh tabla and industrial atmospheres to proper late ’90s cyber-conscious appeal - you know the stuff; chill out rooms and incense, energy vampires describing their 13th trip to Goa - all very quaintly earnest and fusioneering.