Sunday, May 20, 2012

Forgotten Backyard/Shattered Plastic Angels/Kalpamantra/2012 Album Review


  Forgotten  Backyard  are  a  band  from  the  U.K  that  has  had  a  couple  of  their  releases  reviewed  as well  as  being  interviewed  by  this  zine  before with  a  musical  style  that  I  would  describe  as  being  ritualistic  dark  ambient  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Shatterd  Plastic  Angels"  which  was  released  by  Kalpamantra.

  Synths  bring  a  very  dark  ambient,  drone  and  ritualistic  sound  to  the  music  with  some  influences  from  experimental  and  noise  music  along  with  a  neo-classical  felling  at  times  and  it  is  the  only  musical  instrument  that  is  present  on  this  recording  with  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Vocals  are  all  spoken  word  parts  mixed  in  with  a  great  amount  of  sound  effects,  while  the  song  themes  cover  dark  and  depressing  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a very  dark,  primitive  and  ritualistic  sound  to  it.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  recording  from  Forgotten  Backyard  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  band,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "House  Of  Lunatic  Silence"  "He  Hanged  Himself"  "Moment  Of  Realization"  and  "Awakening  In  The  Shattered  World".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.  

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