Sunday 24 July 2016

Twilight Fauna/Jennifer Christensen - Split 7"


1. Jennifer Christensen - Sickness Unto Death
2. Twilight Fauna - Crossing The Threshold

This split 7" was another that was released towards the end of last year. This time featuring Twilight Fauna, whom I've featured here before and composer/musician Jennifer Christensen. This split is again not confined by genre, which isn't surprising considering the direction that Ravenwood (Twilight Fauna) is taking with his music nowadays. I like discovering music at my own pace but I do have to apologise at this point for my delay in writing about this release. This was limited to 300 copies of frosted clear vinyl. 

This is the time I have set ears upon Jennifer Christensen. Her contribution Sickness Unto Death is a hauntingly dramatic instrumental piece led by cello and violin. Heavily improvised and very much outside of my comfort zone, it’s chilling atmosphere is strangely addictive and exciting. Twilight Fauna follows suit on Crossing The Threshold, but with ambience and guitar that comes across like white-noise. It’s a bit of a shock after the calmness but it’s also expected. The noise fades mid-way through to reveal quiet, ghost-like whispers and gentle guitar tones that act as a transition as well as brief moment of solitude. As the rain falls outside my window, I feel at peace and even though this split has carried me through a variety of emotions across it’s two tracks, it has done so with a strange comfort. This is definitely for the more adventurous and the more discerning music fan.

Stream the split and purchase it digitally or physically below:-

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