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2 stars I don't think I'll ever fully get into Shub, but I can still appreciate what they manage to achieve. This album is dark, evil, ambient and concrete all rolled together.

Glaciations - 5 minutes of ambient dark sound before major drumming chaos and screeching strings before the bell tolls over a guitar tuning

Ocean - Lead by the trombone, dark and foreboding from the start, evoking imagery of a ghost ship floating in dark and still waters. Guitar slowly builds up, based on a single chord, with a sense that something dramatic is about to happen as it picks up pace and the trombone gets louder. Giant squid attack!! A battle ensues, signified by the drums and guitar crescendo. The ship is destroyed. Fade to black.

Promethee - Sylvette Claudet sings opera-style over dissonant percussive noise, consistently and deliberately ever so slightly out of tune to put you on edge.

D'un seul et même souffle - Not called 'The Seal and the Souffle'. Graveyard music. The Trombone from Hell. Again, ambient and evil.

La nef des fous - Just a bit of chaos

Contrincante - Sinister trombone and bass and irregular guitar plinking.

C'étaient de très grands vents - Starts off ambient and percussive for a couple of minutes before some nice drum rolls which sets a background for more dissonant and grating trombone and guitars

I'd pick out the first two tracks as good examples , but I could never say its anything other than 'fans only'

bartymj | 2/5 |


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