Liturgy / Ark Work, The
Album: Ark Work, The   Collection:General
Artist:Liturgy   Added:Apr 2015
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-04-17 Pull Date: 2015-06-19
Week Ending: Jun 21 Jun 7 May 10 May 3 Apr 26
Airplays: 1 1 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 17, 2015: Brownian Motion
Follow Ii
4. May 06, 2015: Brownian Motion
Reign Array
2. Jun 03, 2015: Brownian Motion
5. May 02, 2015: Music Casserole
Follow Ii
3. May 07, 2015: A Visit From Drum
6. Apr 30, 2015: channel 0+i
Kel Valhaal

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2015-04-15
Strange band that incorporates black/speed metal type rhythms (rapid fire drumming) into a wealth of gothic if regal instrumentation. Its as if Laibach was kidnapped by Relapse records, brainwashed, then set free only to be taken in by 4AD. Incredibly advanced music. I'm thrown, a loss of words. Citing the label website: "...drenched with glockenspiels, bagpipes, strings, ritual chanting, and MIDI horns. It supplements its metal energy with motifs from unlikely, disparate genres; cross-fertilizing hardstyle beats, occult-oriented rap, and the glitched re-sampling of IDM and with structures from Medieval sacred music, Romantic classical music, and minimalism..."

1) (2:22) regal horns, calling the king type Laibach drama
2) (3:31) tinkling bells, then their trademark "metal" rhythms, drums, slowly phrased buried vocs, blends into next
3)* (7:11) the regal feel returns, just a bizarre mix, sampling type delay effects, epic really
4)* (7:30) pretty organ to start, builds slowly and epic to full on "thrash" drama
5) (4:48) more rapid fire with slow vocal phrasing, wall of sound
6) (5:59) more of a halting pounding feel, not the rapid fire thrash drums
7)* (4:03) very chill organ minor song, an intro to next, play together?
8)* (10:28) full assault from beginning, pure drama pummeling, bagpipes
9)* (5:22) this one plods, no metal drums, interesting lyrics audible, this one stands out different
10) (5:06) metal feel returns, follows previous themes

Track Listing
1. Fanfare   6. Father Vorizen
2. Follow   7. Haelegen
3. Kel Valhaal   8. Reign Array
4. Follow Ii   9. Vitriol
5. Quetzalcoatl   10. Total War