Music. Life can get in the way of music. I have been away on holiday knowing that there is music awaiting my arrival home. Namely The Polyps and Shroud of Winter. Both very different, both very good. I ordered 'Flies of Winter' by The Polyps but recieved 'Twenty Colored Circles' instead.... I can't really complain, released before 'Ants on the Golden Cones' and a signifier of that release, the samples and found sounds that meld with (?)standard(?) acoustic songs have such an effect on me when the tape is playing. It is a perfect kind of music, not drone, not ambient.... it is human.
Let me start my little writ on Shroud of Winter's 'Solstice Eclipse' by stating that this is a "metal" album. Woah. It's been a while since I've listened to (let alone buy) a "metal" album. As opposed to some of the drone/doom records I have this is particularly intricate and structured.
I can't think. I can't think. I want to carry on writing these reviews but my brain is stuttering and starting... Needless to say I will come back and probably edit this. Or maybe write a completely different review.