Monday, August 29, 2005
This is something I definitely want to turn readers and listeners onto: The Elemental Chrysalis is music by Chet W. Scott (RUHR HUNTER) & composer James Woodhead. The cd is housed in a 6" X 6" X 6" gatefold sleeve with wonderful woodland / psychedelic mushroom art. Musically The Elemental Chrysalis is unlike anything I've ever heard - and that is one of the highest compliments I could give a recording. The Glass Throat website states "Ponder one of Ennio Marricone's gloomy "spaghetti western" folkscapes, fused with a deeply unsettling Alexandro Jodorowsky film score! "The Calocybe Collection" is pregnant with "heavy" Elizabethan classical orchestrations & acoustic hallucinatory funeral drones! Imagine a Victorian Pink Floyd collaboration with a band of woodland gypsies, performing acoustic funeral doom!!! A beautifully intense experience, conjuring vast forests of fog quilted mushrooms & darkened paths of self discovery!!!". What more is there to be said?
This is music of powerful quietude and quiet power. Very earthy and very ethereal.
Instrumentation includes guitars, piano, cello, theremin, dilruba & more. Check out The Elemental Chrysalis & other excellent recordings at www.glassthroatrecordings.com