Boomkat Product Review:
Stunning, perfectly zonked and secretive drone visions from Kay Logan’s Otherworld for her Anxiety bandmate Michael Kasparis’ ever-surprising Night School - a real shout for fans of Zoviet France, Two Daughters, Coil, Kevin Drumm
A lowkey jaw-dropper of music that lives up to its choice moniker and title, this appears to be Otherworld’s first vinyl and 2nd physical release after a tape for Kit Jr that we sorely slept on, and some digital-only releases on the Outlet Archival label she runs as Helena Celle with Neil Campbell. The music is really of the rarest drone ambient ilk, spun from real instruments and tape loops with a sort of supernatural, atavistic and prelinguistic quality that gets us slack jawed and heavy-lidded in the most special way.
Spanning tracts of scudding windswept ambience recalling the lushest sort of loopy ambient regressions of Zoviet France, to rawly Scelsi-esque one note drone intensities and the kind of acidic didgeridoo scapes Coil would dream of, Otherworld is making exactly the kind of quietly immanent, life-affirming, expansive musick that we need right now and ‘I Had Forgotten How Much Light There Was In The World Till You Gave It Back To Me’ is a 100% must check for seekers of the most elusive electro-acoustic ambient drone whatever you want to call it.