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Review: Troy Schafer vs. Cannibal Girls by Jayson
August 17, 2011, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Ambient, Experimental, Review | Tags:

Ok, so the other night I watched Vampyr, which is an old quasi-silent movie from 32 about a vampire that is really surreal and dreamlike. These qualities are evoked in a manner that creates an atmosphere where both the viewer and the protagonist are in a state of unease, constantly what is real.  I bring this up because this album is basically the audio equivalent of the feeling induced by watching said movie. We’re really familiar with Troy Schaffer’s work here, and while the Cannibal Girls are a new listen for me, they dovetail well with Troy’s work. Although it’s really harsh, on my third listening I realized I really liked the tortured violin intro that is the first track. The second track is where the surreal-dreamlike influence comes to the fore. The main point of comparison is that while Troy is still moving in mystical realms, Cannibal Girls’ sound feels like it’s slightly more grounded in traditional psychedelia with a strong drone influence.

– Jayson

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