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Demdike Stare - Industrial Desert (2010)



"As we enter the darkest phase of year, your trusted shamens offer an absorbing autumnal almanac. 'Industrial Desert' is a follow up to their 'Osmosis' mix CD, rifling through their archives and boxes again to provide a kind of cryptic puzzle for the deepest diggers, or equally a psilocybic collage ripe for picking season. Their selections are as broad and esoteric as we've come to expect, ranging from arcane folk fed through proto-techno wormholes, to exalted krautrock and the richest jazz, all infected with deep vein drone throbs and spores of mossy ambience, triggering imagery of hulking red brick millhouses and valleys where the light arrives late and leaves early. Their journey traverses a precarious path but we're safe in the knowledge that they've been here before and returned unscathed. Only just. If you've had the pleasure of witnessing their semi-improvised live show then you'll probably feel a familiarity with some of the sounds here, but they seem to be increasingly skilled with their creative looms, weaving ever more intricate and arabesque patterns into their warp and weft..." -boomkat.com