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Postado por La Fleur du Mal [BrunaF.] em sábado, 2 de agosto de 2008.
Mothlite - The Flax of Reverie (2008)



Brakhage used found debris to startle viewers with a dynamic celebration of colour and light, whereas The Flax of Reverie is original material cast in dusk and shifting shadows to trigger nostalgia and disquiet. WireLike some black-cowled Merlin straight out of a Kenneth Anger movie, serial collaborator Daniel O’Sullivan applies his blackened midas to yet another piece of perfect darkness scraped from the bowels of some forgotten Albion. ViceMothlite's debut is a mix of more organic Ulver type atmospherics, dark Pink Floyd, jazz, post-rock/ prog, dark psychedelics, modern classical and dank English air. All to make a wonderful rich and darkly tinged filmatic experience. Musique MachineSomething of a shadowy iconoclast, Daniel O'Sullivan has been making darkly sensuous music, heavy on the obscurantism, for some time now, be it with Guapo, Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses, Æthenor or Sunn 0))). On his latest project he teams once more with programmer/producer Antti Uusimaki to script a beautifully composed macabre fairytale for adults... Grim like the Brothers, as heavy as an anvil made of clouds. Rock-a-RollaThere's a feeling of delirium to Mothlite's debut, a whirling carousel of imagery and soundscapes which ripples from delicacy to tightly-controlled bursts of impressive energy. The simple description might be post-modern prog-opera; a better explanation would take around 50 minutes, and a deep listening with possible captivation by intricate and occasionally overpowering beauty as a consequence. Plan BSlickly sewn into this by orchestrated insect rustlings is 'The One In The Water', in which Pink Floyd psychedelia and Lewis Carroll-esque lyrics frolic. Darker crevices are also unearthed as rumbling cellos and macabre choir pervade 'The Untouched Dew', while a sense-seducing bassoon gnaws at 'Neverbegoodwood'. NMEIt is so richly composed, performed and produced. A testament to O'Sullivan's compositions and Uusimaki's production. The musical ideas are so clear and definite, Mothlite know exactly what they are doing, where they are taking us, and have created a unique and stunning album. FreqA closeness to the listener, a fascinating way with melody that makes you question everything you thought you knew about tuneful songwriting, and an ability to be both comforting and unnerving often in the space of one sentence. RockfeedbackTerrific London duo Mothlite deliver a mix of hypnotic, quasi-devotional spooked folk, eerie drones and ambient electronica, as on intriguing recent album, The Flax Of Reverie.

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