(New Album Review) How To Cure Our Soul- Luna
Here’s one from January I hope you didn’t miss: Luna, the third full-length from the Italian drone duo How to Cure Our Soul, whose 2015 release for Audiobulb Saigon became a fast favorite of mine. On Luna, the duo craft arid soundscapes in which guitar-based drones evoke the steady, susurrant songs of bush crickets and dry grass in the wind just as much as the works of composers like Eliane Radigue and Phill Niblock. Indeed, the spiritual dimension to this project’s output goes to show that composers/sound artists are not defined so much by the structures and tools they use but by the feelings and atmospheres they evoke. A really mind-manifesting excursion into drone that has had me returning again and again in search of things I might have missed.