God of Silver Grass

by 破地獄/Scattered Purgatory

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=Album Description=
"God of Silver Grass" is Taiwanese experimental duo, Scattered Purgatory’s second release from Guruguru Brain. On this album the drone music-makers delve deeper into their obsession with creating dark, ambient sounds, while adding new approaches to give spice to their intense, ritualistic music. In contrast to the magma-hot heaviness of the riffs on their previous record “Lost Ethnography of the Miscanthus Ocean”, "God of Silver Grass" coolly crystalizes into a whirl of icy synthesizer loops and improvisational guitar. On Track 抱朴子 - Pao-P'u-Tzu, you will be guided by reverb-stoned guitar and quiet piano notes on what feels like an eternal journey. 黯淡的月 - Dim Moon injects Kosmische Musik inspired modular synths into a cover of Taiwanese 50’s pop song written by Wu Jin-huai/吳晉淮. Dim Moon is imbued with a far-out pagan atmosphere, given weight by pure ritualistic chants. The final, title track, "God of Silver Grass" sees the band swell to a four-piece, with the addition of two guest musicians, to make music that is at once reminiscent of Taj Mahal Travelers and Sunn O))), A dark river of over 20 minutes of doomy chill-out music.

=Band Description=
破地獄 (Scattered Purgatory), an instrumental drone/ambient trio based in Taiwan, Taipei, with a black metal-like name derived from a Taoist ritual.

破地獄は台湾・台北のドローン/アンビエント・トリオ。グループ名は道教の儀式に由来しており、アジアの密教音楽を連想させる独自のヘヴィ・ドローンを展開している。

Guruguru Brainからのリリースは2作目となる台湾エクスペリメンタル・シーンの新星、破地獄。
彼らのスタイルは、ダークかつ瞑想的なアンビエント/ドローンという点で一貫しているが、ここではいくつかの新たなアプローチを見ることができる。
前作"稗海遺考 - Lost Ethnography of the Miscanthus Ocean"における特徴のひとつだった、ドゥーム・メタルのギター・リフをドロドロに溶かしたような、マグマ状のへヴィ・ドローン。それらの要素は鳴りを潜め、本作では陶酔感あるギター・インプロヴィゼーションや、シンセサイザーやループによる冷気を帯びた音空間が印象的だ。
静寂の中現れるピアノ、揺らめく恍惚ギターに導かれる霊的アンビエント"抱朴子 - Pao-P'u-Tzu"。そしてコスミッシェ・ムジークを思わせるシンセワーク、儀式めいた歌唱のアレンジで、凄まじい異教ムードを放つ"黯淡的月 - Dim Moon"だが、こちらはなんと台湾出身の作曲家、吳晉淮(1916-1991)による50年代歌謡曲のカバーというから驚き。最終曲、タイトル・トラックの"芒神 - "God of Silver Grass" は2名のゲスト・ミュージシャンを加えた編成での録音。まるでTaj Mahal Travellers meets Sunn O)))といった趣きすら感じられる、20分超の暗黒チルアウト・ミュージック。

credits

released April 3, 2016

Jiachi Lu - guitar, tape echo, harmonium, percussions
Li-Yang Lu - baritone guitar, bass, tape echo, tape loop, piano, vocal
Haobuo Luo - trumpet, synth, sample, programming, vocal

guest sessions on "芒神 - God of Silver Grass"
Hong-Yu Chen - er-hu
Shi-Chao Lai - trumpet, electronics, percussions

guest sessions on "黯淡的月 - Dim Moon"
Jon Du - violin

recorded by Shi-Chao Lai
mixed & engineered by Jon Du & us
Artwork by FengBB : imfengb.tumblr.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/scatteredpurgatory

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