Thursday, 20 December 2012
Just spent a pleasant while listening to the latest 7" release by Arkhe. Much anticipated. Over the past three or four years or so I have been listening to the work of Swedish artist Pestdemon. Industrial occult like releases, I have mentioned the name before on previous blog entries, but now Pestdemon are no more. Laid to rest. Out of Pestdemon comes Arkhe and this 7" single on the Swedish Solformorkelse label. Two tracks that don't veer to much from the sound of Pestdemon. The A side: "Kryptakravlarn" is a slow building piece that creeps out of the mire to create a swirling vortex of lo-fi sludge with Demonesque voices and guitar feedback. B Side: "Hungertornet" is a more ambient piece, or at least a piece that carries less urgency and more calm. Both sides are around the six / seven minute mark and a great introduction to Arkhe. I suppose time will tell why there was a project name change.
Limited to 150 copies only and available direct from the label. www.solformorkelse.com