Planet Terror, it sounds downright apocalyptic. Judging by another review (of their 28th release) here on Netlabelism, they have been releasing some pretty eclectic stuff ranging from smokey rhythmic reggae dub to the electronic influenced post-rock of Like Black Horses. Whatever the cataclysmic imagery that Planet Terror invokes, one can be assured it’s going to be mighty interesting. If you are keen to hear more, read on…
If you like jazz this release on Planet Terror is right up your alley. If you like electronic music this release is right up your alley. Hell, if you dig chill sounds of any kind this release is right up your alley. I received an email about this one in my inbox, there wasn’t anything in particular that stood out from all the other emails about netlabel releases I get – except that the artwork was not square but rectangular. Whether or not this contributed to me actually checking it out I do not know, but I am glad that I did.
The four track release runs the gamut through a spectral sound of spacey electronic jazz, where acoustic and electronic meet at the border and embrace one another with vigour. The album is fulfilling and satiable to the point where halfway through the second track ‘Of Love and Shadows’ you feel as if you’ve already been rewarded for downloading the EP. The subtle keys carrying the tune in the background to a shuffling beat and all sorts of weird and wonderful sounds brings joy as they traverse a widespread landscape. Positive progression is the key here, as Sephirot delivers every second of the track with the sounds taking you on a journey, rather than them being played without purpose. Six minutes in we hit a deep synth passage which then turns itself inside out and lets the lead instruments breathe for a while before jumping back into the main groove.
All in all, a solid effort from Sephirot and the Planet Terror Netlabel – I will certainly keep my eye on their future releases from now on. Keep the apocalypse coming. [AS]