The track begins with samples of voices shouting their fear, rhythmed by some tribal percussions mixed with oriental sonorities. The intensity grows progressively; the rhythm becomes hypnotic before leaving place to some new samples of shouts and media live-report...
The combined presence of victims and terrorists participate to this whole atmosphere of crazy violence and aggression. As for the masterful final, that incorporates a recording of the second tower of the World Trade Center, it just takes one's breath away! I could not imagine another soundtrack for the 9th September events...
The second track 'The Traveler' is based on a long and calm melody. My opinion could be a bit biased, as I am fond of this kind of lost and endless melody, mixed here with some drawn-out E-Bowed guitar sounds and electronic loops...
The first edition of this marbled red vinyl is limited to 250 copies and comes with an insert which features a very interesting text written by Ure Thrall about the consequences of the 9th September events on the Americans daily freedom.
A new release, awaited with a certain interest, should follow this very convincing 7" under the title 'Arabian Knightmares'...
Drone Records (label / mail-order) : www.dronerecords.com
Ure Thrall : radiantslab.com/asianova