SOMNIUM: AS THEY FLY INTO DARKNESS, ONLY BLACK FEATHERS REMAIN TO WIPE AWAY
7": Drone Records DR-69 
Ltd x 300
Into The Gaping Hole, Dark Abyss
Falling Asleep On These Feathers
this is another gem for the Drone Records 7” series, of which has
introduced me to many a decent act. Basically I have always been a sucker
for cavernous, quasi-religious toned orchestral drones, with Opion Somnium
delivery in ample doses on all counts.
The slow evolution of the deep reverberations of the A side give off orchestral
overtones, whilst vague hints of real instrumentation to add to the layered
structure. Essentially the first piece couldn’t be better described
by their title: “falling into the gaping hole, dark abyss”.
Less depth and movement is to be found on track B, however the sparse
piano / accordion drones & choir vocal textures aim for much loftier
heights. For all its restrained direction, “falling asleep on
these feather” creates a darkly melancholic & deeply emotive
mood to the proceedings.
Acting as an taster to this group - whom I know next to nothing of - it
is a fine introduction indeed.
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