(Quick Take) Bleach for the Stars- The Time for Silver Flowers
Bleach for the Stars is a dark ambient project of UK artist Benjamin Powers and The Time for Silver Flowers is his first release for Arne Weinberg’s Cromlech Records. It’s a strange, brackish mixture of wildly-panning, endlessly echoing howls, tribal beats, and static from an alien world of the psychical. An oppressive sense of dread, a percussive, industrial harshness…in crafting this one Powers built something of an Eraserhead-esque ruined urban landscape cast in shadow from the ground up. Particularly haunting are the hideously-distorted vocals that rip through the mix on a track like “The Wild Vine”, sounding more like unreal beasts than anything human. Weinberg made a sharp curatorial choice here, for sure…give it a look.
Conjoining Currents: Dark ambient, Tribal Ambient, Industrial, Noise
Label: Cromlech Records