Slomo - The Creep [Important records - 2006]The Creep slides out of your speakers and ripples under your skin. Itís eerier bass tones and sinister ambience, leaving bruise like hand prints on your mind, long after itís finished. Also your listening space seems so much smaller, and your eyes home in on shadowy details of your surroundings.
This is prime atmospheric music, that seems to have to no start or end, it just is. Bringing to mind, very clear images of; dusk shrouded woodland, moss carpets stained with what could be blood, ivy investigating the decay of dead bodies, their tendrils worming their way into ragged flesh sockets. This is the feeling you get walking home late night, and you hear strange rustling in the hedge row, putting your nerves on edge. Or when you walking through the countryside as the daylight is fading, and just at the corner of the field you walk through. Where rusting barbwire and rotted fence post guard a private wood, something seems to be lulling in the shadows, you almost expected it to admit a damp sigh.
Time also seems to have a strange property, when youíre darkly sedated by the Creep's, black charms. Sometimes it seems to almost judder to a stand still, other times it's oozing slug like down the minutes. Each time you play it, it seems to change somehow, and new elements appeared. You feel somewhat lost with out a compass, as there no real structured elements, to locate where you are in the piece. You just have to let it ripple over you, unsure when it started and when it will end.
Special mention must be made of the cover artwork which caught my eye in the first place, and intrigued me enough to investigate further. Fittingly enough itís a eerier picture of vegetation lined passage, which seems to suggest the point of view of something look out of a underground, passage or hole.
With out doubt one of the most eerie and hypnotic hourís youíll spend. Just let your self going, and let your body slowly drift down to the forest floor, with all itís sour smell of decay and strange scurrying sounds. The creep is waiting for you. But be careful, because once youíve tasted its tarry narcotic, youíll have it in on constant repeat.
To find out more, wonder over to the project's grim portal here and hear to a sample of itís murky presence go here .Both places you can also buy the cd direct .