Guardian Alien – Spiritual Emergency. Thrill Jockey) UK release date: 27 January 2014. by Ross Horton published: 27 Jan 2014 in Albums. Guardian Alien makes music to take drugs to; it’s as plain as that. It’s a project designed by shaman Greg Fox to get the whole world blissfully sedated via music. Like many of their tripped-out forebears, Guardian Alien decide to end the album with a showpiece. From The End to Bel Air, bands that build an album towards a final crescendo of frazzled noise to showcase their style at its most potent. In The Doors‘ case, they built their debut record towards its Oedipal climax by precisely sequencing the tracks to carry momentum through the record, whereas in Can’s case, on Future Days, Bel Air is the epic closer to a majestic 17-minute one-two of the title track and Spray.
With the phrase "Do not listen to this record unless you are in an altered state" appearing above the track list, Guardian Alien fully embrace the spirit of psychedelic rock on their second album, Spiritual Emergency. Where their Thrill Jockey debut, 2012's See the World Given to a One Love Entity, threw listeners directly into the deep end of the sensory deprivation chamber, this album finds the experimental ensemble taking a more drawn-out approach
In Guardian Alien, electronic and otherworldly textures tessellate against a vast and empty expanse, space gorged on those tremendous beats, guitars that squeal and slice like the bass of Lightning Bolt, and actual bass that hovers like a dark and curious cloud. There are wall-covering shrieks and militaristic repetition, head-down breakdowns and tangential rips.
Guardian Alien is a music studio album recording by GUARDIAN ALIEN (essive Rock) released in 2011 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Spiritual Emergency by Guardian Alien (2013-05-04) Thrill Jockey. Sort: Recent best-seller.
Despite some moments of choice intensity and madness, Guardian Alien’s second album, See The World Given to a One Love Entity, teetered precariously close to this uncharitable description, not only in its floating use of zithers and sitars, but in its conservative repetition of the same All things one thing doctrine that’s been doing the rounds in Western pop since Within .
Guardian Alien is the project of experimental New York drummer Greg Fox, erstwhile member of Liturgy. He’s put together a troupe of talented musicians for this third collection of improvisational work, and the results are often stunning. This slightly disappointing ending aside, Spiritual Emergency is a fascinating and engrossing listen. Brave and iconoclastic, and showcasing some startlingly good musicianship, it’s unlikely you’ll hear anything else quite like it this year.
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