Sunken Cheek – Familiar CD
A foreboding tension clouds you like a fog while experiencing Sunken Cheek’s Familiar. Presenting a more skeletal recording than 2016’s Tempered Exhaust, Sunken Cheek uses restraint to create a genuine unease. Uncomfortable tape loops and explosions of scraping metal lead you to assume that Familiar will end in a crescendo of noise. However the final song, “Extension of Ownership,” concludes it all on a morose but elegant soundscape of hazy ambience and reflections on perceived identities. If anything, Familiar unravels the cruel truths we are all too weak to accept.
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