Oggum Rec. Alphane Moon : Our Glassie Azoth, experimenting with an amen (UK,rec.1999,rei.2004)*°°
I remember this group from small releases years ago, with late 80’s independent droning, combined with some mixed to the background folk songs, if I remember well. Nowadays they call their music “weirdeared drone folk”. I was curious how they have evolved. Actually, this seemed a compilation of their previously recorded stuff from 1999, compiled under best production conditions. “Not for the fainthearted” it said, starting off with just a couple of unpleasant high pitched sounds, which sounded in this case pretty pleasant in their mix. We hear lots of tape hissing, and sequence travelling cosmic soundscapes, alternated with some folk song touches. “Opal Fire” has a Mike Burrows poem. Most of it is pleasant experimental music. Last two tracks are using a few too many similar ideas in mixing sounds, going towards a tendency of a infinite circular repetition, still moving organically in space, but the last couple of minutes still open this up a bit so that it still makes sense as a whole.