"Volume, Obliteration, Transcendence" CD
LIFE 028 - CD (Digipak)
|The surviving members of YETI are back with close to an hours worth of new music. After losing their keycrusher Doug Ferguson to a Pancreatic infection in 2002, the remaining members have written all new material and have tracked 4 incredibly dark and dismal dirges. Musically still much in the vein of their first release "Things to Come" but far more angry and abusive to the senses, drawing influences from MAGMA and SHUB NIGGURATH to MAN IS THE BASTARD and BORIS. YETI continues to offer a heavier music combining the darker elements of jazz and rock forms. This new cd is packaged in a digi-pak, with all artwork created by David D-Andrea.|
"After four long years, and sadly the premature passing of keyboard player Doug Ferguson (RIP), Texas prog-psych juggernaut YETI is back. Their year 2000 album Things to Come... was a dark debut of bombastic instrumental space-rock. This new effort now at last carries on from that record in spirited fashion, the band maybe now even darker and doomier since visited by death. Heavy, gloomy, and apocalyptic, the four long tracks here rumble mightily, signalling to all that when Yeti names an album Volume Obliteration Transcendence they're not kidding around! They still pay homage to their '70s influences (Magma, Universe Zero and so forth), but with more vocals this time, from anguished growls to bizarre choral arrangements, all bathed in distortion. Lumbering riffs and drums recall old Swans, while their spacey phased synths offer a touch of Goblin. Plodding yet hectic. Spacey yet dense. It's a bit like Magma meets Neurosis. And it's a lot like AQ-faves Tarantula Hawk, former tour- and label- mates to Yeti. (The two bands certainly share a lot of qualities -- and fans.) This is an intense, abyssic record utterly recommended for those into heaviness AND proginess. Has there been a darker, dirgier album with mellotron on it than this one?"
- Aquarius Records