New deeply introspective album by Norway’s Taphephobia. Opting for a slightly cleaner sonic palette than previous releases using less processed sounds and a more natural sounding approach to his guitar work, Ketil Soraker pushes what is now considered as Taphephobia's signature sound. In the vein of his previous Cyclic Law release “Escape From The Mundane Self”, we are submerged in a skillful combination of lush ambient guitar passages, sonic abstractions and processed flute. “Ghostwood” is a most personal hymn to experiencing the solace of the northern forest. Artwork by NIHIL.
Edition of 300 Copies in 4 panel Digipak. 10 Tracks. Running Time 45:37
Probably my favorite Cryo Chamber release of the year. Wonderful stuff, with each artist bringing something subtly special to the project.
The vinyl release is also mastered well and sounds clean--only the most minor and quiet of crackle and pop, which works just fine for this album. Jon
Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. MorKroM
Am I alone in that this album has me daydreaming of venturing Antarctica!? Lots of folks are conditioned to want to travel the exotic tropics & near pit of Hell temperatures, not I. Someday, bucket list, someday... ;) taylor[+]