Cyclobe - Wounded Galaxies Tap At The Window CD
Essentially a duo comprising Ossian Brown and Stephen Thrower, "Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window" showcases major new developments.
Album opener How Acla Disappeared from Earth rides on celestial waves of shimmering synthesisers and vocals, with York's Duduk providing rhapsodic arabesques. The album's longest piece, The Woods are Alive with the Smell of His Coming is a 17-minute pagan opus which fully manifests Cyclobe's flair for endless invention, developing from a subtly shifting percussive motif, through multiple layers and dizzying cello crescendos, into a truly disorientating sonic invocation.
In We'll Witness the Resurrection of Dead Butterflies (Three Moons), Stapleton's hurdy-gurdy is transmuted into a keening blizzard of sound. The haunting Sleeper, with its clustered piano chords and brown's beautiful, disembodied vocals, evokes an elegant otherworldliness that's finally overwhelmed by the monstrous electronic paroxysm of Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window, concluding the album on surges of rapturous cosmic convulsion.
1. How Acla Disappeared from Earth
2. The Woods are Alive with the Smell of His Coming
3. We'll Witness the Resurrection of Dead Butterflies (Three Moons)
4. Sleeper: The Blue Towers, The Copper Bells, Ghost Ribbon, The Unknowable Index
5. Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window
About this product: this comes in a laminated digipack and 4-page booklet.