Thursday, 18 November 2010

Preview: Demdike Stare - Voices of Dust

Voices of Dust is the third and final part in Demdike Stare’s trilogy of albums for 2010. The album was released as a limited 12" this week, and there's probably none left already but here's every track on limited edition Soundcloud stream from the label Modern Love.  If you've missed out on all the vinyl, the triptych is due for a triple CD re-release in January on Modern Love, which should hopefully come in much less strict supply.

The album opens with an analogue tape drone that seems to suck the light out of whatever environment you might find yourself in, powering up Demdike’s machinery for the bellydance disco assault of Hashshashin Chant that follows. Repository Of Light takes another diversion, this time wading through the gaseous environs that made the MVO trio’s debut album so memorable earlier this year, before Desert Ascetic flips things over for a dusted, relentless assault on the souk. The album ends with the decaying loops of A Tale Of Sand, leaving you with a bittersweet aftertaste and absolutely no sense of closure whatsoever...

1 comment:

  1. great album, thanks; reviewed also here: