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Secret Secrets - Chiromagica
Secret Secrets


MP3 RAR album size:
1356 mb
FLAC RAR album size:
1682 mb
Label: Ehse Records ‎– Ehse 020
Type: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Date of released: 2011
Category: Electronic
Style: Abstract
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A1 Lunar Storm
A2 Lying In Ladies Bane
A3 Down In The Hollow
B1 Songs About Love, Luck, Animals And Magick
B2 Take To Taste The River
B3 An Honest Descent
B4 Threshold Consciousness


Musical destructionism used to be the domain of acerbic power-electronic musicians and deadpan no-wave trouble makers, but Secret Secrets have shed the nihilism even as they tear it all down. The sparsely combined ideas on the duo's debut album, Chiromagica - a morphing synth thrum, a hard-nosed but fluid drum line, a singular bass note plucked at varying intervals, a sitar-sounding guitar, an Ono-esque stack of repeated vocals - seek relationships other than mere harmony, perpetually building new moments even within repetition, but keeping the listener engaged with a staggered but rolling pulse and tantric energy.

The true mission of the band, featuring Shana Palmer on sampler/pedals/electronics/vocals and Melissa Moore on guitar and drums, is more generative, using contemporary and avant-garde musical tools and processes to generate something meditative yet disorienting, akin to Sufi Dervish whirling. This is not purely an ecstatic rite, though - menacing and churning threads appear as Moore's drumming regularly turns from tribal to martial, Palmer's haunting chants and siren-like croons shift to sinister wails and even sneering screams, and jarring shards of cymbals, fuzzed-out industrial squall, and reality-crushing bass frequencies bubble up from the warm, throbbing drone.
Secret Secrets - Chiromagica