Black To Comm / Seven Horses For Seven Kings
Album: Seven Horses For Seven Kings   Collection:General
Artist:Black To Comm   Added:Mar 2019
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-03-19 Pull Date: 2019-05-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 26 May 19 May 5 Apr 21 Apr 14 Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 24
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Recent Airplay
1. May 21, 2019: Magnetized Toner
The Courtesan Jigokudayu Sees Herself As...
4. Apr 17, 2019: Brownian Motion
A Miracle No-Mother Child At Your Breast
2. May 18, 2019: Music Casserole
Angel Investor
5. Apr 10, 2019: Brownian Motion
A Miracle No-Mother Child At Your Breast
3. May 01, 2019: Brownian Motion
The Deseret Alphabet
6. Apr 03, 2019: Brownian Motion
A Miracle No-Mother Child At Your Breast

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2019-03-15
Solo works by German artist Marc Richter are excellent explorations in studio collage of organic sound sources (analog synth, drums, brass, voice and samples with organs and strings), often layered for cinematic atmospheric effect but more often slathered in rhythms, beats. A lot of it gets “weird” if not challenging to listen to, but most is thought provoking. As the album progresses dramatic brass and percussion seem to raise their profile bringing to mind the bombastic elements of Laibach, Test Dept, Einsturzende Nuebauten. Excellent stuff from Thrill Jockey. With exceptions of a few samples, all instrumental.

1) (2:11) swirling weird synth tones, impending, dramatic 2)* (7:35) starts w chill low tones, then spooky sounds creep in, cinematic strings turns to a near Swans plod, grows dense and layered noisy, ends cold 3) (3:41) chill looping w heavy subliminal drones 4)* (6:21) cool synth tone then heavy looping 5) (4:45) chill w skronking sax and heavy organ. 6)*(4:55) big drama w brass, dense, with giant steel barrel percussion 7) (3:33) begins quiet sparse piano type tones and brass, cinematic 8)* (3:13) industrial feel a la test dept or neubauten, pounding, Laibach brass even 9)* (4:26) echoey cool tones 10) (1:58) pounding drums and trippy dreamy tones 11) (2:22) looped layered big drum, oh so Laibach w brass and percussion 12)* (6:14) looped synth arpeggios fade in then big washes of cinematic drama, a switch flips and it is super intense suddenly, wow 13) (9:42) looped layers come in and out, use of silence, then things build ethereally but dense, voice samples appear

Track Listing
1. Asphodel Mansions   7. Double Happiness In Temporal Decoy
2. A Miracle No-Mother Child At Your Breast   8. If Not, Not
3. Lethe   9. The Deseret Alphabet
4. Ten Tons Of Rain In A Plastic Cup   10. Semirechye
5. Licking The Fig Tree   11. Rameses Ii
6. Fly On You   12. Angel Investor
  13. The Courtesan Jigokudayu Sees Herself As...