Gray Field Recordings, The / Hypnacopia
Album: Hypnacopia   Collection:General
Artist:Gray Field Recordings, The   Added:Sep 2005
Label:Anticlock Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-02 Pull Date: 2005-12-04 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 5

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 02, 2023: Music Casserole
Nancy's Song To Charlie
4. Feb 01, 2008: Lost and Found
Prelude To An Alchemical Wedding
2. Jul 31, 2009: Trailways
Prelude To An Alchemical Wedding
5. Nov 26, 2005: On The Warpath
Prelude To An Alchemical Wedding
3. May 27, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
Nancy's Song To Charlie
6. Nov 13, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Ring Bells

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2005-09-28
Altogether avante, classical, experimental, folk, medieval and goth. The result is simply georgeous advanced stuff. I don’t want to ruin any descriptions by overusing terms like “chamber” or “goth” as that’s simply wrong. Maybe its more correct to say this project is redefining the terms (theres “chamber pop”… how about “chamber noise”?). Fine use of strings, tape loops, female vocals, renaissance toned guitars. Current 93, Coil, later Swans/Angels of Light and Jarboe come to mind, but again, this is way beyond them or anyone. Um, can I gush any more? Trust me on this one, just this once....

1) swirling seemingly backwards masked fem vocs, bells, trippy, pretty, spooky
2) flute and tribal drums, indigenous feel, bells fade in
3) dark gothic guitar, slow plod with sampled voice repeats
4) wow, beautiful loops, low end, crunchy industrial tones
5) beautiful dark strings, layered and reverbed, hypnotic
6) 3 minute intro of gut guitar thing again, slowly and sparsely plucked, then a lush and beautiful medieval toned folkish thing with breathy trippy female vocals
7) noisey old 78 record samples lay down the foundation for looping spookiness
8) beautiful strings, female spoken vocs, chamber classical in feel for first half, then collapses into very spooky hollow dense creepiness and a reprise to the theme of the first half
9) looping dark echoing noise, industrial plod, shifts to pretty guitar arpeggio in a dissonant stew
10) pretty guitar etc, goth-folk feel, female spoken words and vocs, noise guitar comes in later and lays waste to it all 11) chill ambient mostly experimental electronic noise

Track Listing
1. Bloodstream (Runey Moon Version)   6. Forty White Horses
2. Ring Bells   7. You Have Suffered
3. House Of A Grape   8. Nancy's Song To Charlie
4. In Exodus   9. Stars Fall To Earth
5. Prelude To An Alchemical Wedding   10. Passiflora
  11. Creeping