ONE FOR APOCALYPSE: Umbra: LP

The beauty of instrumental music is that—in the absence of any lyrical content—I use it as a soundtrack to many different situations in my life, improving dreary chores or frequently travelled journeys by using the music to score such events in many different ways. The ebb and flow of the quiet/loud approach featured here allows me to create my own personal narrative to everyday life, one which changes on each listen even if the situations remain the same. Although there are only seven tracks, this album provides around forty minutes of hypnotic accompaniment which doesn’t wear thin. Think part Envy, part Baroness, and then a smidge of Crazy Arm. Another fine release from this excellent Spanish label. 

 –Rich Cocksedge (La Agonia De Vivir, laagoniadevivir.com, [email protected])