Genre/Influences: Noise-ambient, experimental.
Format: Digital, CD.
Background/Info: Leicester (UK) based Colossloth is back on track unleashing the third official album of the project. “Plague Alone” appeared to be a prolific title as the entire album was composed before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Content: I’m used to hearing Wooly Woolaston experimenting with different influences on each of his new productions. “Plague Alone” is mixing elements of noise and ambient together. He manipulates his equipment reducing every single touch into noise and sound effects. Electronics and guitar sounds have been merged together creating an abstract sonic travel.
+ + + : “Plague Alone” is characterized by a minimal approach and the mix of different influences resulting into an intimate ambient-noise production. It’s rather unusual to feel an intimate feeling while listening to this kind of production and yet that’s what the artist accomplished. It feels like a sonic mirror reflecting the frights and inner thoughts of the artist. I especially recommend listening to the tracks “Die Infaustus” and “Scylla Is Rising” to get a better idea about this composition.
– – – : Colossloth remains hard to seize, the experimental- or abstract exposure remaining a very unique sound experience for a restricted number of music lovers.
Conclusion: This album stands for a prophetic title and a visionary content in a very personal music genre!
Best songs: “Dies Infaustus”, “Scylla Is Rising”.