Seven Horses for Seven Kings

Black to Comm - Seven Horses for Seven Kings
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 89 ratings
2019 Ratings: #218
January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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Thrill Jockey / Label
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buttholewasabi
90
Quite an experience of a listen. Dismal to the core, but I find a certain relaxation within the sharp noises and disturbing soundscapes. Will be going back to this all year long, I highly recommend it if you enjoy noise or ambient, you won't be disappointed.

(Edit: the more I listen to this album, the more it reminds me of the Outlast 2 soundtrack and the feeling I had playing that for the first time. A far out comparison, but fitting.)

Favorite Tracks: Fly On You, The Courtesan Jigokudayū ... read more
laz456
80
This is great. Consistently unsettling and eerie.
lachlantula
83
An album that inspires genuine horror. It's not the same sort of fear as The Caretaker's work, for instance, but it's an actual unavoidable terror. The noise on this album is sharp, atmospheric, and shockingly well-designed. Every single little sound feels very intentionally placed; placed with the intent of suggesting an unsettling - yet engrossing - aura.
amygoodall
74
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aaron
81
A nightmare on loop, somehow this record is still deeply pleasant to listen to, its held out and introduced in the way the horn section wails out on "Lethe" while being surrounded by repetition. That moment to me is what is unique about this record, the way it repeats a certain core and builds its sound around new loops, and so the nightmare spirals, unable to escape itself until it collapses in onto itself.

Its hypnotizing, the way sound swirls "Ten Tons of Rain in a Plastic ... read more
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Track List

  1. Asphodel Mansions
  2. A Miracle No-Mother Child at your Breast
  3. Lethe
  4. Ten Tons of Rain in a Plastic Cup
  5. Licking the Fig Tree
  6. Fly On You
  7. Double Happiness in Temporal Decoy
  8. If Not, Not
  9. The Deseret Alphabet
  10. Semirechye
  11. Rameses II
  12. Angel Investor
  13. The Courtesan Jigokudayū Sees Herself as a Skeleton in the Mirror of Hell
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Added on: January 22, 2019