May 27, 2024

Flint Glass – Psychopomps (EP – Ant-Zen)

0
🇺🇦 Side-Line stands with Ukraine - Show your Support

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”.

Rate: 8.

Artist: www.facebook.com/FlintGlass

Label: www.ant-zen.com / www.facebook.com/antzen.official

author avatar
Inferno Sound Diaries
I have been working for over 30 years with Side-line as the main reviewer. My taste is eclectic, uncoventional and I prefer to look for the pearls, even if the bands are completely unknown, thus staying loyal to the Side-Line philosophy of nurturing new talents.

Since you’re here …

… we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading Side-Line Magazine than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can - and we refuse to add annoying advertising. So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

Side-Line’s independent journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we want to push the artists we like and who are equally fighting to survive.

If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps fund it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as 5 US$, you can support Side-Line Magazine – and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

The donations are safely powered by Paypal.

Select a Donation Option (USD)

Enter Donation Amount (USD)

Verified by MonsterInsights