Behold..The Arctopus / Byla & Jarboe
Skullgrid / Viscera

Blackmarket Activities / Translation Loss
2007
B+ / B+
Reviewed by: Cosmo Lee
Reviewed on: 2007-10-26



Posted 10/26/2007 - 11:14:00 AM by scooper:
 i really liked byla's debut, and the notion of black metal without the metal puts me in mind of sunn0)))'s 'black I,' a fantastic record. i'll admit i'm put off by jarboe's involvement, though. i loved her in swans, but she's pretty hit-and-miss w/ these collaborative things, and a beatless ambient outing with her on vocals (even "vocals")? it has me pretty skeptical. i'll need to hear it first.
 
Posted 10/26/2007 - 11:46:22 AM by ezkcdude:
 Cosmo, thanks for bringing this band to our attention. Awesome! This is what DEP should sound like.