Thursday, July 22, 2010

UOAB - Black Seas

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity; and it was not meant that we should voyage far."
H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu"

Sadly they're simply aren't a lot of female types represented in the Swamp, other than the occasional singer or bass player in a band, but it seems that, like the work of the old boy himself, the Lovecraftian musical world is largely bereft of women. Similarly, when to do appear, they are cyphers. Take this haunting and somewhat deranged "folk" recording by the mysterious UOAB, one lone woman somewhere out in the American South. I really know nothing about this save for the fact that it is obviously the progeny of an unholy coupling of distant banshee vocals and violin with generous cacophonous tape noise and (possibly faked) field recordings.
Curve your ivy arms around me.

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