Posts Tagged ‘Your Fate Twisting Epic In Its Crushing Moments’
Posted on Sunday, September 11th, 2011
Lovinglyly pinched from Lurker: Over the years, Lurker has had the privilege of speaking with many artists we’ve come to admire. Cult legends and complete upstarts have both contributed at length to these musty columns, giving personal insights into the deepest inner workings of their art. But among them, one project remains an enigma. Despite an interview one year ago with A Death Cinematic, the latest EP release – Your Fate Twisting, Epic In Its Crushing Moments – only renews all the questions left in the wake of that discourse.
Who is behind all this? What possesses them to make this music? How can one person run an entire multimedia outlet by themselves while, presumably, holding down a nine-to-five? This lone soul operates Simple Box Construction, a record label of sorts, but something he only describes as “the visual side of A Death Cinematic”, where the design, art, manufacture and printing of every release is painstakingly crafted in house. Amid such a determined DIY ethic, the questions of identity and method dissolve as they become part and parcel of A Death Cinematic, especially when the musical journey begins.
It is so easy to get lost in Your Fate… The somniferous droning, which has become a staple of the project’s sound, just oozes long-dead Americana, painting vivid pictures of decaying ghost towns and tumbleweed drifting across Nowhere, USA. It is these intense visions that provide the impetus for A Death Cinematic. Being an ambient entity by definition, movements can only be discerned through the very gradual unfurling of each piece, though these minimal tweaks to the layers have the potential to catastrophically alter the initial soundscapes. As a result, the listener will easily lose themselves in multiple music-induced daydreams, only to be roused later by unfamiliar, searing noises far removed from the calm of the outset.
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