Seven Horses for Seven Kings

Black to Comm - Seven Horses for Seven Kings
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January 25, 2019 / Release Date
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Thrill Jockey / Label
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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
buttholewasabi
75
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.

Favorite Tracks: Fly On You, The Courtesan Jigokudayū Sees Herself as a Skeleton in the Mirror of Hell, and Semirechye
MrMclainy
86
NOT TODAY SATAN

I had the most brilliant, fool proof plan of my entire career tonight; listening to this in bed at 3 AM.

As if my chronic anxiety and paranoia wasn’t enough.
JohnLouisHoward
91
deeply satisfying. this would be the perfect soundtrack for Louis-Ferdinand Celine's Journey to the End of the Night.
Gloden
73
W-What the fuck? This literally sounds like the soundtrack for my nightmares and it's both intriguing and horrifying.
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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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