The Belgian sombre-rock trio Pilod released the LP Black Swan on the 22nd.
Akin to drawing black-out curtains across the windows during a power-cut the darkness immediately envelops the listener on hitting play as Pilod deliver their low-slung dampened sounds.
The clash of cymbals gives the music an intriguing counter-point as they are the only point of light in the bleakness.
There is an impressive mastery to the out-put which rather than afearing the audience finds the mind embracing the compositions and as opposed to fervidly scrabbling for light – desiring the immersion to extend far longer.
From the nine track just under forty minute Black Swan (available on bandcamp) the fifth and longest – coming in at three hundred and seventy seventy seconds – my pick of the release Level 4.
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