Shiny Black Mater - Eat, Drink, And Be Merry
1. Eat, Drink, And Be Merry
2. Corrosive People
4. Trough Your Tears
5. Le Volume De La Loi Sacrée
7. The Hole Deep In My Heart
8. L'Instrument À Voyager
9. Something Sweet Hurts Me
10. Drunk Patriot
11. I Never Heard So Sweet
12. Qu'elle Est La Cause?
with that out of the way, here we have "eat, drink, and be merry," by shiny black mater, released last year via brave mysteries. as stated above, I don't have the slightest idea how to classify this. it's genuinely unlike anything I've ever heard before or since, and the genre influences are all over the map. there's a neofolk influence, some ambient work, and probably some field recording manipulation (amongst a host of others), but I think it's best not to try too hard to categorize something like this. just listen to it and take it for what it is.
some tracks really work for me, some not so much. I love the haunting piano melody and ambience of "ekwos," and the dark neofolk of "dwhera," but some of the interludes are a little too esoteric for my tastes. nevertheless, I hope you all find something in this album to enjoy.
copies are still available directly from brave mysteries, so if you like it, support the artist and label by purchasing one. as with all brave mysteries releases, the packaging is great - the full color cover and green pro-tape make for a very visual combination.
if you're into weird, unique, and experimental music, this one should be perfect.
(buy a copy from brave mysteries.)
(for preview purposes only.)