Isle of Dark Magick has a chilling sense of dread about it, your always
wondering what going to jump out of the strange improvised folksy come
ritualistic creepy air. Over its 70 minutes, impressive audio textures
are built up from droning Jews harp, harmonica, organ dread, voices, guitar
and effects, perfectly primed for reading horror novel or late night wonderings.
On offer here are six tracks in ranging from just over five minutes going
towards 20 minutes. Though the vibe remains mysterious and almost half
formed musical melody begin then slide away, musical and sound elements
appear then vanish. To add to the frankly sinister sound air, Odd half
sounds appear and disappear that could be human or animal, or beast from
out of our time (as Lovecraft would had said, Im sure). But the
thing is it doesnt overdo or engulf you with its macabre air,
much like HP Lovecaft again really and for a modern comparison I guess
Blair witch project. Dont be expected to be creeped out straight
away, read into you sounds you own interpretation, join the dots together
so to speak, see beyond whats presented to you.
An enjoyable trip into audio dread, which will no doubt have the old
ones the old ones tugging at the gate to our reality. Enter at your own
peril, but remember to have your imagination plugged in.