Boomkat Product Review:
Utterly engrossing, sometimes terrifying second album from Reines d'Angleterre - a collaboration between the mighty Ghedalia Tazartes and "electronic botanists" èlg and Jo aka Opéra Mort - new on Bo Weavil. Where to begin with this, the group's first full studio recording? It cuts its own very eccentric, hallucinatory swathe through the undergrowth; the Fourth World spiked with the most evil, breakdown-inducing acid on the market.Tazartes seems to act as a lightning rod for spirits beyond the reach of human perception, his multi-tracked vocalisations crossing boundaries of time, geography and culture, but the backdrops painted by his collaborators are just as important: ranging from deep crusts of industrial noise, via grinding, static-strafed 4/4 structures strangely reminiscent of Pete Swanson's recent work. It's genuinely hard to do justice in words to how unusual and fucked-up this record us, and we'd recommend it not only to hardened Tazartes disciples but to any head seeking something stronger than the norm. Have a go if you think you're hard enough.