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Whispers Of Wolves - Languge of The Dards [Boring Machines - 2008]

The Language of the Dards summons up a wonderful sonic world that’s both stoned and intense, Mystical and deranged. With the three lengthy tracks been built around a mix of strummed acoustic guitar, mantra like vocalising and semi harmonic rants, Nepalese Oboe and field recordings.

First up we have The collective Darkness which starts off with a dense and menacing mix of doomy oboe feedback like revolutions , looped static and all manner of strange smaller field recording elements. Soon the strummed acoustic guitar elements are added on top of the dense and bizarre mix & they go from been discordant, to semi harmonic and sort of stop-start vibe but keep a consistent chug going through out. Then to finish off the strange soup we get layers of muffled vocals that swing between been semi-harmoic to chanted. The track really creates a very strange and quite unique vibe, much like the other two tracks really. With the next track Kuu Aari Hassu been once more quite dense from the outset with bellowing doomy Oboe,  Acoustic strum, weird field recordings and vocals been a little more psychedelic modified this time around. With the track building up to quite an intense  stuck acoustic chug and vocal crescendo.

The last track  The Women Eagle starts out much more striped, but still very strange with a mixture field recordings that take in; strange mouthing sounds, movements of things and distant clattering tone, before bent chanted and loop vocals enter. As the track progresses it switchers between been quite oddly noise based with strange distant feed back smarts and broken machine like spins, to weird harmonic and psychedelic vocal loops, to stretchers of mumbled tones and  movement, to clattering field recording puzzlement.

A very satisfyingly unhinged and distinctive ride in three parts that flits marvellously between; slack jawed confusion, maniac denseness, cluttering strum and doom tone and puzzling field recording dwell. 

Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5Rating: 5 out of 5

Roger Batty
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