Vatican Shadow | Persian Pillars Of The Gasoline Era (LP) [SPIN134]
Label: 20 Buck Spin – SPIN134LP
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Black Vinyl
Released| 18 Sep 2020
Vatican Shadow commands his bleakest night-vision pads and craftiest Muslimgauze-style rhythms in this seriously prime volley for Pittsburgh’s 20 Buck Spin - unmissable for the fiends!
‘Persian Pillars Of The Gasoline Era’ sees Dominick Fernow back to strong form with six tracks inspired by recent Middle Eastern geopolitics and very much built in the image of latter period Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze productions, but more than sufficiently distinguished by his transfixing arrangements.
The brooding VS synth glare is in deep and hypnotic effect and the drums programming is some of his deadliest, adapting the mood of the times and media rhetoric in a way that’s never glib or ironic and always with an emotional levity. ‘Rehearsing for the Attack’ is an instant VS classic, trading in rudely syncopated steppers drums and his finest sort of synth subterfuge, and likewise ‘uncontrollable oasis (Real life spy mystery ends with scientist hanged in Iran)’ leaves a heavy impression, while the plot only becomes more expansive, urgent with the closing section’s 10mins of intricate arps in ‘moving secret money’, and his trampling 12 min mission sequence ‘ayatollah ferocity’.
- Gatefold LP w/ gloss UV finish and full color print inside the pocket as well.
- Black Vinyl Edition.
- Produced by Dominick Fernow
- Mastered by Justin Broadrick
- Photography by Anonymous Soldier
A1 Predawn Coup D'etat (Schwarzkopf Duffle Bags Of Rials)
A2 Rehearsing For The Attack
A3 Uncontrollable Oasis (Real Life Spy Mystery Ends With Scientist Hanged In Iran)
B1 Taxi Journey Through The Teeming Slums Of Tehran
B2 Moving Secret Money
B3 Ayatollah Ferocity (The Refinery At Abadan)
# Industrial # Power Electronics # Ambient # Ritual # Experimental
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