TRAVELLER ON THE ROAD (LTD CLEAR LP)
coloured 12" UK
Death ambient? Ghost folklore? Power electronics from Skin Crime on limited clear vinyl.
Hospital Productions finally release the first proper new album from Skin Crime in years, a quietly harrowing, Japanese ghost story-inspired album of darkest ambient and industrial shadowplay inverting noise convention and exploring ideas of tense, slow-burn patience instead of aggressive intensity. Described by the label as “the missing link between Kevin Drumm, Painjerk and Mika Vainio”, Skin Crime took a 12 year hiatus until 2016 and the bloodshed of their instantly sold-out, 20CD boxset of archival material. That same year they also issued ‘Ghosts I Have Been’, a crushingly bleak album inspired by Japanese mythology and ghost stories which have paved the way for this new one, where the band’s Patrick O’Neil and Mark Jameson continue to refine their instincts into the dankest brand of organic ambient noise. [info sheet from distr.]