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BRUCE LAMONT
FERAL SONGS FOR THE EPIC DECLINE
AT A LOSS

Yakuza mainman Bruce Lamont goes it alone for the first time on FERAL SONGS FOR THE EPIC DECLINE, a seven-track sojourn through many familiar musical landscapes this diligent and prolific artist has explored before in his other musical endeavors. Lamont puts his gift of being a multi-instrumentalist to task, creating a haunting avant-garde atmosphere that chills the bones like the desert at fortnight (“Year Without Summer”) while developing magnetic enchantment via swirls of saxophone and other woodwinds over lush synths and drone rhythms (“2 Then The 3”) not before ripping everything apart with a furious industrial metal cleansing (“Deconstructing Self Destruction”). Decisively dark and off-kilter with a discernibly southwestern slant, this flow of this release begs it to be played uninterrupted to yield maximum impact, yet the eerie vibes and creeping tones Lamont assembled here bear an oppressive amount of musical weight regardless of how long you listen, as this disc’s ethereal nature sticks in the subconscious long after the last note fades.
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