CDR: War Office Propaganda WOP05 
Ltd x 200 hand-numbered copies
don’t know where War Office Propaganda find them…but find
them and release them they continue to do. I’m blathering about
these unknown artists / groups that just appear from nowhere on this label
confounding all expectations.
NAAG is the latest one to turn up and turn heads with his / their, facts
about this act are non existent, music. Working firmly within a crossover
of ritual / tribal / dark ambient music, with added experimental and minimalist
electronics passages, the eleven unnamed but numbered tracks, with a bonus
additional video clip that encapsulates the whole mood of the prevailing
pieces, is an engrossing and imaginative piece of work. Never fully overblown
the structure of each part of the eleven tracks is suitably restrained…yet
this simplistic approach works to its advantage. By going for the understated
the music is allowed space to expand and its inherent radiance to come
to the fore. When the samples kick in they are used sparingly so as not
to detract from the low key beats and melodic electronics. In many ways
NAAG remind me of the great but highly underrated Fetish Park of many
moons ago but retaining his / their own individual style and identity.
Although essentially a ritual dark ambient recording "Tulku"
reveals a hidden warmth beneath its icy exterior that becomes apparent
after repeated plays. By not throwing everything and anything at hand
into the mix, which would have undermined and ruined this excellent recording,
NAAG has kept the music clean and crisp with the sound akin to a shiny
newly cut diamond. I don’t know where War Office Propaganda find
them…but long may they continue to release them if NAAG is anything
to go by.
War Office Propaganda Page