Techno, Experimental, Ambient, Noise, Electronic, Industrial, Prurient; Translucent Purple 12″ Vinyl – Ex Used condition
Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement is yet another moniker for the ubiquitous Dominick Fernow (Prurient, Vatican Shadow, Christian Cosmos), although there’s actually a very good reason for the use an alternate pseudonym here. Outside of a certain edginess and recognizably murky palette, there’s little Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement material that bears any resemblance to his other output. Here, Fernow is aiming squarely at darkly atmospheric and immersive soundscapes through rain-drenched, murky and even oppressive ambiance. “These Spirits Are Thought To Live Far Out At Sea And Are Usually Malevolent” introduces beige-skied tropical forest drenching vertical downpour, ominous, threatening, far-off tribal drum beats and tidal-surging synth waves. It is bizarrely accompanied by a machine-like rattle that phases in and out of focus, and later the intrusion of far off police-car sirens. “They Shoot Men With Flying Fish And Travel In Waterspouts Or On Rainbows” on the flip-side is far more ambient, less about the music than it is immersive atmosphere. The insistent caw of some giant bird peals throughout, a sort of low motor-rumble and thrum underpinning jets of steam and water spray and drips/clicks.