Odile A. O. Strik / Evening of Light
Now THIS is the black ritual ambient your mother warned you about. Or if I were your mother, I'd sneak it into your music player. Peter Johan Nijland and his crew of percussionists in O SAALA SAKRAAL lay down the law on this shattering two-part debut.
It's dark, it's earthy, it's airy, it's got gravity in spades. It proportions perfectly the silences and intensities in an album that reflects the revolving processes of nature and spirit. What other label, then, to put this out, than Cyclic Law?
Favorite track: Stasis.