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“It's a simple path that leads to a complicated vision; always in flux and never yielding to the destroyers.” – Scott Kelly on “Oracles Hex”
Scott Kelly (Neurosis) and producer/engineer/sonic warlord Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea) are restless. This inquietude has culminated in another collaboration. The two work together in Corrections House, a project that also features the talents of Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza. While Corrections House seem hell-bent on impersonal bludgeon and unfettered terror, the pair’s latest project — MIRRORS FOR PSYCHIC WARFARE — is far more restrained.
The band’s haunting self-titled debut is the sonic manifestation of insomnia, complete with the tossing, the turning, and the perennial dread that comes with facing another shabby daylight. The five songs lurch and pulsate across a desolate landscape with an almost curious obsessiveness. While Mirrors for Psychic Warfare may remind some of the best work on the classic Cold Meat Industry label, there is enough familiar Kelly/Parker-isms scattered throughout to keep the album stimulating. It is a work with more in common with a fever or a fitful wraith than a record.
As a precursor to its release, set for April 22nd via Neurot Recordings, today Decibel Magazine delivers the unsettling sounds of opening hymn, “Oracles Hex” for communal ingestion issuing of the track, “Ambient(-esque?), but tense and brooding, ‘Oracles Hex’ sits heavy, so fans of both associated artists will find plenty to enjoy here.”
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