Boomkat Product Review:
UAE's Bedouin Records entrust Japanese producer Ryo Murakami with the label's 1st long player. Rolling on from last year's dub techno plunge for Meakusma, the 'Spectrum' EP (replete with a wicked Porter Ricks rmx), he strangely sounds more akin to some mutant hybrid of Daniel Menche with Demdike Stare and Sam Kerridge in the crushing, blank-eyed sound designs of 'Deist'. Rotating eight tracks, each as lugubrious and heavy-hearted as the next, we get the impression that he's either exorcising or communing with his daemons, drawing out tarry black waves of sub-harmonic pressure and noxious gases with chasmic openers, 'Wall' and 'Passover', whilst 'Immersion' lunges forth with Raime-like halfstep drums and sweeping yet restrained strings and 'Play' spanks spring reverb on a psychedelic arabesque. The record's title track returns to root drones on the flipside, before perfusing the creaking structures of 'Sand And the Moon' with etheric chant and chasing the their geist thru the vision blurring drones of 'Bias' back to that Raime-like purgatory of pensile drums and quaking atmospheric subsidence.