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Go to the Pestrepeller website  Pestrepeller - Isle of Dark Magick [Important - 2006]

Isle of Dark Magick has a chilling sense of dread about it, your always wondering what going to jump out of the strange improvised folksy come ritualistic creepy air. Over itís 70 minutes, impressive audio textures are built up from droning Jews harp, harmonica, organ dread, voices, guitar and effects, perfectly primed for reading horror novel or late night wonderings.

On offer here are six tracks in ranging from just over five minutes going towards 20 minutes. Though the vibe remains mysterious and almost half formed musical melody begin then slide away, musical  and sound elements appear then vanish. To add to the frankly sinister sound air, Odd half sounds appear and disappear that could be human or animal, or beast from out of our time (as  Lovecraft would had said, Iím sure). But the thing is it doesnít overdo or engulf you with itís macabre air, much like HP Lovecaft again really and for a modern comparison  I guess Blair witch project. Donít be expected to be creeped out straight away, read into you sounds you own interpretation, join the dots together so to speak,  see beyond whatís presented to you.

An enjoyable trip into audio dread, which will no doubt have the old ones the old ones tugging at the gate to our reality. Enter at your own peril, but remember to have your imagination plugged in.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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