artist: Bones of Seabirds
title: Subterranean Lightsource
It seems that Ryan McGill is completely unable to cover the same ground twice. This is the fourth (I believe) Bones of Seabirds release, and it sounds nothing like any of the others. This one foregoes the guitars (for the most part) and relies on Ryan’s handmade Voice of Saturn synth. The first nearly 35 minute track is intense and brutal – like being strapped into some sort of machine that’s boring deeper and deeper into the earth only to slowly burn you alive. The second gives a bit of respite, but leaves you lost in a dark cave drone. It’s not to be missed. Packaged in a folded artwork by Matt Yacoub, with an obi and an insert. Edition of 129 copies.