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Release date: 2005
Style: Noise rock

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8.2 | 10 votes

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01. Starry Wisdom
02. Orange Canyon Mind
03. Annihilating Angel
04. Vampires Breath
05. Ghosts Ice Aliens
06. Goat Of A Thousand Young
07. Star Hill
08. Forked Lightning

Review


Additional info
Released on cd by Crucial Blast in 2005. Layout and design by Wicked Lagamorph; paintings by Matthew Bower. Mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound. All sonic work by Matthew Bower with additional guitar by Mark Burns on "Starry Wisdom" and "Ghost Ice Aliens", percussion by Mick Flower on "Forked Lightning".

Guest review by
!J.O.O.E.!

Rating:
9.0
Matthew Bower is undoubtedly the key behind the British noise rock scene, appearing in and contributing to a dizzying array of influential outputs including the seminal Double Leopards, the weird and beautiful Sunroof! and his more recent work in Mirag to name a handful, but Skullflower has been his constant in terms of quality, varied experimental music and noise and early works such as 'IIIrd Gatekeeper' and 'Xaman' are held in high regard for shaping British noise rock today.

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published 10.01.2009 | Comments (3)

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!J.O.O.E.! - 10.01.2012 at 03:33  
Rating: 10 To my days I've still never heard anything remotely like this.
Boxcar Willy - 10.01.2012 at 03:45  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.01.2012 at 03:33

To my days I've still never heard anything remotely like this.

That may be a good thing

I havent heard this one yet, but if its like their '09 release...
Troy Killjoy - 10.01.2012 at 06:57  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.01.2012 at 03:33
To my days I've still never heard anything remotely like this.

Insert joke about the sound not being repeated for a reason.
Dima - 01.04.2014 at 12:13  
Rating: 9 Brilliant choice of colour palette. Complements the music really well.
!J.O.O.E.! - 13.01.2015 at 01:53  
Rating: 10 One of the many masterpieces that have their 10th anniversaries this year. 2005 was such a great year (the best along with 2003).
Vombatus - 14.01.2015 at 03:27  
Rating: 8 This is really really good. Most of my encounters with Skullflower were the typical wall of noise/randomness (that is cool, but not incredible) but this is quite different, much more thought out. The title track's fuzzyness is the best thing ever too.
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.01.2015 at 03:30  
Rating: 10
Written by Vombatus on 14.01.2015 at 03:27

This is really really good. Most of my encounters with Skullflower were the typical wall of noise/randomness (that is cool, but not incredible) but this is quite different, much more thought out. The title track's fuzzyness is the best thing ever too.

This was pretty much the last album of his before he turned onto the white / harsh noise stuff. I liked it at first but I'm pretty sick of it now. Everything before this a bit different and well worth exploring.
Vombatus - 14.01.2015 at 03:44  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 14.01.2015 at 03:30

This was pretty much the last album of his before he turned onto the white / harsh noise stuff. I liked it at first but I'm pretty sick of it now. Everything before this a bit different and well worth exploring.


I get sick of harsh noise stuff quite fast, most of the time it's just tedious and lazy

Will check out earlier stuff of the band then
!J.O.O.E.! - 14.01.2015 at 03:46  
Rating: 10
Written by Vombatus on 14.01.2015 at 03:44

I get sick of harsh noise stuff quite fast, most of the time it's just tedious and lazy

Will check out earlier stuff of the band then

Yep, after Merzbow's 400+ albums there's not a lot of point to anyone making it any more
Mr. Doctor - 15.01.2015 at 11:36  
Rating: 8
Written by Vombatus on 14.01.2015 at 03:44

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 14.01.2015 at 03:30

This was pretty much the last album of his before he turned onto the white / harsh noise stuff. I liked it at first but I'm pretty sick of it now. Everything before this a bit different and well worth exploring.

I get sick of harsh noise stuff quite fast, most of the time it's just tedious and lazy
Will check out earlier stuff of the band then


I recommend IIIrd Gatekeeper when it comes to the previous albums. I actually like it more than this one but that's just me. I really should listen to this one more often. It's really interesting how the music actually makes me think of green and brown. Music that creates vivid images is definitely worth checking out.
InnerSelf - 15.01.2015 at 18:03  
  Look how many MSers featured this album on their lists ... quite the fanbase!
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.01.2015 at 18:04  
Rating: 10
Written by InnerSelf on 15.01.2015 at 18:03

Look how many MSers featured this album on their lists ... quite the fanbase!



I do seem to have fanboyed all over this a bit.
InnerSelf - 15.01.2015 at 18:08  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.01.2015 at 18:04



I do seem to have fanboyed all over this a bit.

I accept your fanboyism for this album

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