The Horseback story begins in Chapel Hill in 2006, as a project of the band’s current mastermind, Jenks Miller. The band’s first release, “Impale Golden Horn”, received more than positive feedback in 2007 and was described as “the best drone record of the year”, being more melodic and accessible than most noise records and filtering in their own special way their obvious Merzbow influences. Their next full length, “The invisible Mountain” that came out in 2010, was warmly embraced by the underground circles, before being picked up by Relapse Records and finally gaining the acknowledgement they deserved. “The invisible Mountain” was followed by a number of splits with Vortigeurs, Locrian, and Pyramids. And thus we end up in 2012 with “Half Blood”. That’s the essential bio for a band you need to know.

Starting from the grabbing cover, created by the Russian artist Denis Forkas Kostromitin, who’s a frequent Horseback collaborator, the record’s pictorial section equals the music’s quality, as Horseback continue their effort to bridge 70’s psychedelic with the modern extreme, with an extravagant, daring experimental musical attitude. “Half Blood” balances between country and noise, blues and ambient, black metal vocaling and kraut-rock in a so damn beautiful way that makes the album’s 43 minutes seem too short in length.

Minimal riffing and steady paced drumming compose almost the first half of the record, a half intercepted by a horror-film oriented ambient break (“Inheritance”). The cathartic repetition of haunting melodies is expressed in real triumph through the following masterpiece, “Arjuna”, which ends the first half of the record, giving its way to the “Hallucigenia”, a kraut-ambient-noise experimental trilogy. From the organic ambient fields of “Hermetic Gifts” with the chthonic vocals, to the tensed, anxious, 70’s psychedelic-meets-drone “Spiritual Junk” and finally the noisy laid kraut opus “The Emerald Tablet” Horseback give their aspect and proposition on complete, multi-influenced and modern extreme music.

Horseback are still working on their formula on bridging music genres and times, creating music that takes you in and keeps you there. And maybe they’ll keep it on. As long as their experiments create such works, I really don’t care. Neither should you.

Check also: Merzbow – Merzbeat, Neurosis – Through Silver In Blood

Track List Line Up
01. Mithras
02. Ahriman
03. Inheritance (The Changeling)
04. Arjuna
05. Hallucigenia I: Hermetic Gifts
06. Hallucigenia II: Spiritual Junk
07. Hallucigenia III: The Emerald Tablet
Jenks Miller – vocal, electric guitar, piano, bass,
lap steel, ebow, keyboard, synthesizer,
tanpura, shruti box, drums, percussion, processing, fuzz fx
Session Artists:
Heather McEntire – vocal
Aaron Smithers – bass, french horn
Jon Mackey – laptop computer
Scott Endres – guitar
John Crouch – drums
Bradley Cook – bass, laptop computer
Joe Westerlund – drums, percussion
Phil Cook – melodica
Dave Cantwell – drums, percussion
Crowmeat Bob – sax, clarinet
James Wallace – drums, organ
Bryce Eiman – electronics 8XBET KUBET 188BET kubet kubet88 kubet77 kubet11 kubet casino tải kubet kubet đăng nhập đăng nhập kubet kubet mobile kubet79 kubet86 kubet win kubet kim kubet888 đăng ký kubet dang nhap kubet link kubet kubet 11 thabet và kubet dang ky kubet kubet 77 kubet 88 game kubet trang chủ kubet link vào kubet kubet thien ha kubet ku casino kubet online kubet 86 kubet99 tại kubet kubet3 kubet789 kubet 69 kubet thiên hạ tải kubet ios kubet 868 kubet 89 kubet79 me kubet ac kubet 79 kubet official kubet365 kubet link kubet 24h kubet 777 kubet 18 kubet 711 kubet lừa đảo kubet bet thienhabet kubet kubet 365 kubet999 kubet88 đăng nhập casino kubet trang kubet kubet 888 kubet 111 tải kubet casino kubet7 download kubet kubet vip kubet tải kubet casino nét kubet bị bắt kubet dang nhap kubet tha tha kubet kubet download kubet apk tải game kubet link đăng nhập kubet nha cai kubet ku casino kubet kubet nét tải kubet vip kubet khuyến mãi vao kubet kubet88 casino kubet88 win tại kubet 88 hỗ trợ kubet kubet viêt kubet pro link đăng ký kubet kubet online nét đại lý kubet bị bắt kubet android chơi kubet link tải kubet kubet7777 vào kubet thien ha kubet kubet24 kubet 68 kubet dv vnkubet kubet cho iphone ku777 kubet