Culver - Vampires Of The Third Reich
113.02 MB + 113.21 MB
1. 29th Century Vampyres - Part 1
2. 29th Century Vampyres - Part 2
3. Ruin Water - Part 1
4. Ruin Water - Part 2
5. Dragula - Part 1
6. Dragula - Part 2
with at least ten recordings already released this year, culver, a.k.a. lee stokoe, has been incredibly busy crafting some of the finest, most evocative drone around. while this triple cassette package from blow the reactors may not be his most lengthy release of the year (that honor goes to plague hand), this is almost certainly the most handsome and well-crafted.
packaged in a tall white clamshell case with full-color artwork, inserts, and tape labels, this is one of the most visually appealing cassette releases I've seen in a long time, and my hat goes off to the label for putting together such truly fantastic packaging that lends a ton of character to the music within.
the sonic textures on these three tapes range from haunting to calming, never failing to provide detailed, nuanced soundscapes regardless of overall mood. there's so much incredible texture here that the entire release practically demands to be listened to over a good pair of headphones.
it's harsh, it's soothing, and it's definitely one of my favorite releases of the year from both a sound and presentation perspective. don't hesitate.