On ''iron moon'', the band pushes for extremes in its loud-quiet-loud strategy, alternating between hushed balladry and gargantuan doom. Abyss opens with the disorienting lurch of ''Carrion Flowers'', where Wolfe weaves a hypnotic vocal melody over monotonic industrial thuds, much as an Indian raga is constructed around a lone note or swara.
Abyss - But between them we have ''after the fall'', dreams, the centerpiece of the album, and climactic vocals illustrate Wolfe's fascination with Memories, descending chord progressions, where the abrupt tonal shifts, Reflections by Carl Jung. Sleep paralysis plagues singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, and that strange intersection of the conscious and the unconscious has inadvertently manifested itself within her work.
An inverted thunderstorm. That surrender can be heard in the slowly escalating cacophony of ''Survive'', the penultimate square-wave hum and yearning of ''Color of Blood'', and the clamorous piano loop and disorienting arrangement of the closing title track.
Hiss SpunSargent House - Im at odds with myself, she explains. I got tired of trying to disappear. The record became very personal in that way. Hiss spun features contributions by aaron Turner Old Man Gloom, SUMAC and Troy Van Leeuwen Queens of the Stone Age, Failure. Shrink-wrapped. Recorded by kurt ballou converge, the album was conceived as an emotional purge, a means of coming to terms with the tumult of the outside world by exploring the complexities of ones inner unrest.
While past albums operated on the intimacy of stripped-down folk music the Grime and the Glow, Unknown Rooms, Abyss, or the throbbing pulse of supplemental electronics Pain Is Beauty, Chelsea Wolfes sixth official album Hiss Spun wrings its exquisiteness out of a palette of groaning bass, pounding drums, and crunching distortion.
Hiss Spun - I wanted to open up more, but also create my own reality.
Pain is BeautySargent House - Used, very good, ships today Shrink-wrapped.
ApokalypsisSargent House - 2014 reissue of awesome 2nd album '. Blues, rock, metal & ambient soundscapes in a reverb blender!' Shrink-wrapped.
The Grime And The GlowSargent House - Chelsea wolfe - grime and the gLOW - CD Shrink-wrapped.
Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic SongsSargent House - Home, co-produced by her bandmate Ben Chisholm, with players Ezra Buchla viola, Andrea Calderon violin and Daniel Denton bass. Shrink-wrapped. 2012 finds releasing her first acoustic emanation, titled ''Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs''. In a way, chelsea wolfe is on a journey to the surface of her own music.
The experience is a secret shared, a side of our heroine rarely seen or heard, and the making was as intimate as it gets: recorded in the woods of Northern California and at Wolfe's L. A. Unknown rooms: a collection of Acoustic Songs by Chelsea Wolfe 2012-10-16.