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Children Of The Black Sun
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2011
... just like a statue in an ancient city. This is one of my favourite of Boyd Rice's work as NON and deserves a lot more recognition than it has. The music is incredibly rich and evocative in the extreme. You'll be startled how landscapes and panoramas as well as strong images materialize in your minds eye as you listen to this record. A slightly gothic record in places, soothing in others, monolithic throughout. "Soundscape" is bandied around quite a lot, but never has it been more appropriate.
I really don't think I can capture this album in words, it needs to be bought and played on a decent system to be fully experienced due to the multilayers of cavernous sound.
Truly epic, truly great. Aren't you slightly curious?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 10 September 2003
"Children of the Black Sun" was my second proper experience of the work of Boyd Rice (NON), and I have to say it surprised me a lot. I hadn't been a fan of his material that I had heard previously, as most of it struck me as a boring exercise in macho sound sampling. This is a very warm sounding record which, I really enjoyed listening to. It contains 7 sombre sound pieces, which almost reminded me of a darker more sinister Fennesz, or Stars of the Lid. Boyd Rice is a dark figure surrounded by controversy, but it isn't hard to find beauty in this record.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Those who can sit still for an hour will be rewarded with a journey; concentrate and a swirl of water drifting around a vortex will suck you up within these bytes to pull you in. It is the musical equivalent of being stuck on a never ending merry go round whilst being whisked through landscapes, time and space faster and faster until you hit the speed of light. Each track fades and melts into another scenic view as the world begins to fade.

Deceptively simple in construction but painstakingly built these tracks will twirl you round and around, until you go down into plughole of the mind, through the lead pipework of the amygdala, where you whisk into the hidden sewer, as the pressure builds you are pumped through to the treatment farm and finally plumped back again into the rivers of the frontal cortex.

Slightly changed each time, the world will appear less solid.

All of this for less than a good bottle of wine
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