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Empire Auriga : Ascending The Solar Throne Last year, Deafheaven’s Sunbather courted controversy of a sort because they dared to play walls of black noise in a major key. Frankly a storm in a teacup. The interest in doom drone is in how it can be subverted within its defined boundaries, be that by playing in a major key, adding Celtic  folk  unrelated genre influences to it (see now sadly defunct Altar of Plagues for reference), or in the case of Empire Auriga’s album taking it to the stars. It’s not as overtly an alien piece as Mica Levi’s soundtrack to Under The Skin is though; more a sci-fi novel of colonization in deep space.

Posted on May 1, 2018   #Music  






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