This Alone Above All Else in Spite of Everything
by Boduf Songs
Released: Sep 2010
Boduf Songs' third album for Kranky has all the hallmarks of doom folk: quavering voice, lo-fi tape hush, down-tuned guitars and subtle electronic otherwordliness. "I Have Decided to Pass Through Matter" sounds like Nick Drake with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and there are echoes of Philip Jeck's ghostly turntablism, cross-cut with narcotic drum breaks and intimate vocal harmonies. "Decapitation Blues" goes from ambient bell tones into shoegaze metal, while "The Giant Umbilical Cord" is seven naked minutes of droning feedback, plucked harmonics and subliminal whisper, as stark as a frostbitten field.
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