Genre/Influences: Industrial, Tribal, IDM, Experimental.
Format: Digital, Vinyl.
Background/Info: Set up in 1999 by the Parisian (France) based Gwenn Trémorin, Flint Glass didn’t release that much new material during the past few years. “Psychopomps” has been introduced as the legacy based on the project Tzolk’in, which was run by Empusae and Flint Glass. “Psychopomps” is inspired by the underworld of Aztec mythology named Mitclan and literally means the ‘guide of souls’, whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls from earth to the afterlife.’
Content: There for sure is a Ritual influence running through this work and, which might remind you of the Tzolk’in sound universe. The 4 tracks are driven by slow rhythms and supported by intriguing, mysterious and dark sound atmospheres. The tracks have been progressively built up, which next to be Ritual-driven, are also infused by Industrial sound treatments and more complex, but irresistible IDM.
+ + + : Flint Glass is a project I’ve always liked for its unique approach; a kind of crossover between different genres. And when Fling Glass got contaminated by Tzolk’in you only, but get a fascinating work. I especially like the Ritual aspect of the work, which mainly comes through at “Teyolia” and “Xolotl”. This is a complex and sophisticated work featuring sound intelligence and a great production.
– – – : I think a few passages with (ritual) voices and/or chants could have added something extra.I also regret that there are only four tracks featured.
Conclusion: Flint Glass is back with an alluring, styled and high-tech production.
Best songs: “Teyolia”, “Xolotl”, “Tonalli”.
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