Black Sky Chants - I’ll Sleep Untill I See The Moon 8.1
The tragic is culled from the chaos. Black Sky Chants knows how to take clusters of sound and transform them into moving pieces of work. What goes on here surprises, disorients, and confuses. Should this be drone music? It has elements of drone, elements of noise, along with found samples. Most though it is has a particularly strong strung-out rock feel to it. At times it recalls the feelings of taking ‘the brown acid’ for these are extraordinarily weird trips into an aural void.
’67 km of capricorn’ is about as strange as it sounds. Guitars start up hovering more than offering any particular melody. As Black Sky Chants increase the volume and distortion they include a near-classical approach. The sound sweeps through as it is layered on top of itself. ‘z-boys’ begins with a spoken word piece reminiscent of the early 90s. Why it has this feeling is unclear. Maybe it is because the 90s had earnestness to it, a true honesty before irony. Even as the samples are manipulated it has a lonely sense of self. Guitars are not layered heavily on this piece giving it warmth. ‘Phoenix Blast’ takes a much, much louder approach though possesses that same sweetness, underneath many layers of noise. Finally it ends with the mellow ‘strobe glide’.
‘I’llSleep Untill I See The Moon’ is a comforting album. Find the heart of it. Give it many listens. Eventually it begins to make sense. Upon enough listens the emotional logic of the album shines through.