Textbeak ‎– Word Vessels

Bleak Netlabel ‎– bleak010
6 × File, MP3, Album, 256 kbps

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1 Jetre 4:45
2 Frenzy 4:57
3 EMP 3:47
4 Mind Tears 5:01
5 Proculose 4:23
6 Witchdoctor
Producer – AgateVocals, Guitar – Dan Raible



"Word Vessels" is a sister release to "Various Levels Of Decay" which came out on Vaatican Records earlier in 2008.
The track "Witchdoctor" was composed from pieces of a track by the experimental/prog band JJ Flux.


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September 1, 2009

I've always admired Textbeak's ability to compose music from such a huge lexicon of various genres, even those that don't seem to be in the same family. This one takes the cake, though. Ambient, light and dark, techno, experimental, IDM, industrial, high end production and old school analogue drum machines and who knows what else all blend together, sometimes with dizzying results as the layers are so thick. It's a treat to wade through it, all, with its varying textures and unique sounds. In this way it is a bit reminiscent of the early work of Download.

For me, there are two tracks that make this worthwhile just by themselves and that's "Mind Tears," which reminds me of somewhat of an ambient/IDM degeneration of Skinny Puppy, and "Witchdoctor." That latter one is full of surprises, making you think it's going to be all quiet in the beginning then giving way to some early/mid-period Autechre-ish IDM, then some dark-ass electro industrial that gives way to something sounding like :zoviet*france: playing over Martin Atkins drumming and then the drums get harder while the song struggles to retain its composure, occasionally disintegrating only to put itself back together. That last track is ENTHRALLING. Get it.