Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Horseback, Denis Forkas Kostromitin and My Bandcamp Experiment

Not gonna lie, this is just an experiment to see whether I can embed Bandcamp players. And it turns out it does work. Good times. And so I thought what better an opportunity than now to introduce you to the fantastic Drone band Horseback.

Horseback's type of drone is not the churning hatred spewed forth by Sunn o))) but it's misty and shimmers and dances. In some cases it's pretty. But a lot of the time it's huge and grinding like huge ice bergs breaking off the shelf.

Colossal. Check 'em out.

Actually, that's some pretty sweet record artwork with a rather interesting back story.

Here's a taster of what went on behind The Gorgon Tongue and some words from the artist Denis Forkas Kostromitin:

Jenks suggested that “Γοργόνειον III” fit the concept perfectly as it reflected the spirit of the albums included in the double-disc set: beauty and horror, calm and tempest, reason and chaos. This duality culminated in the very format of the release and indeed seemed appropriate. Yet, the offer caught the painting half way through the next phase of transformation: this time I imagined the head as a portal, a magickal gateway and was in the midst of automatic paint-drawing stage. The initial “icon” painting had been hopelessly buried under layers of new paint. Even though Jenks found this direction exciting I had very little time at my disposal (less than a week) so the process turned hectic. The all-new delicate background setting, the silver hairpin “pitchfork”, the knots and the wing-like hair formations helped the picture’s focus immensely and both Jenks and Relapse crew enjoyed the result.

Honestly, the whole article is so worth the read so go HERE to read the rest, it's totally cool.

Here's the piece in full:

In retrospective, the artist, Denis Forkas Kostromitin, is actually pretty sweet, check out his cool, regularly updated site: HERE

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