February 20, 2008
Unicorn - Playing With Light (2005)...
Unicorn is the brainchild of W.T. Nelson, a longtime member of Bastard Noise and Sleestak . Here, he serves up seven tracks of grey clouds and soft light, where melodic lines skate across a surface of disturbing drones and scathing noise. Brilliantly beautiful, falling somewhere between the Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do material from Sigur Rós, the ghostly guitar based drone music of Troum, and the more musical moments of Nelson's work in Bastard Noise. Dreamy, ethereal piano, deep bass drones and minimal synth burn, buried noise carnage barely audible beneath a blanket of sunlit tones.
Posted by Stiles