True Colour Of Blood ‎– Awakened. To Never Sleep Again

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Soulworm Editions ‎– Worm XVI
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All music composed, performed, recorded and mixed from August 2000 to March 2001 at Hypno-Monotony.
(C)2001 Eric Kesner

"Designed for low-level listening. Use headphones for best results. Guitar is the only source instrument. NO keyboards or synths were used in the production of this album.

All praises due to Elohim.
Love to Danette Dylan Rachel Liam."

Artwork rendered by Marcin Łojek for Soulworm Visuals.
Moth images by unknown.

Comes with a booklet in a plastic sleeve.

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May 13, 2012
TCOB continue to create some great, minimal and intriguing music. Stripped bare, with very little going on, this is nevertheless a mighty work. ERIC KESNER, the guy behind TCOB, goes to great lengths to let people know that this is purely a guitar album with just one sample appearing on the last track. You may not think this worth mentioning, but when you hear this music you'll realise why. Mutated beyond nearly anything else you'll ever hear on this instrument, it's impossible to tell what the sound source had been without being told.

The music falls firmly into the field of Dark Ambient, or, if you subscribe to such pop-culture tags, Isolationist. Certainly either word would describe the Stygian veil of night that emanates from the speakers. Doom-darkened clouds of booming noise, minimal and all the more powerful for it, seep from the speakers along with distant Industrial factory whines. This sound is carried along on a gradually-decaying delay - stretching out into both the past and the future, from nightmare to waking consciousness. It lulls you into a soporific state then offers you dread and fear if you were to succumb to it's seduction.

Not that there isn't a lot of beauty to be found in these rich rolling tones. The third track most certainly has a harmonic magnificence which seems both heavenly and disquieting, offering peace at a price.

And while it's not exactly unique in the field of Ambient Music (certainly LULL have terraformed this area, and KÖNER has made music to be played low, almost subliminal) it is a great example of the genre. If by some chance you don't believe me, then you could go to MP3.COM and download samples of it for yourself - see what you think.

Originally reviewed for Metamorphic Journeyman.