Okay, firstly I must apologise again for being so on-and-off, but I am still settling in, and the fact that I have started just one of my three jobs makes me worry about how I’ll end up in a month…but on another note, today I am talking to you, post-rock lovers. And if by any chance you happen to be also H.P. Lovecraft connoisseurs, well, today it is your lucky day, because I am introducing you to another Lovecraft-related band, that goes under the name of Autism. You are very welcome.
If you are familiar with Postcards from Arkham, you may know how explosive this music/literature mix can be: the instrumental-vibe goes pretty well with Lovecraft imaginary, and it also seems to be the best soundtrack for story-telling. Autism is a Lithuanian Post-metal and Post-Rock band, and with its The Crawling Chaos, introduces the listener to a story-teller, who reads fragments from H.P. Lovecraft “The Crawling Chaos” book. The haunting spoken vocals create a mystical atmosphere, alternated with scattered and relentless riffs designed to instigate the oppressive and haunting perception. Whether creating pathos (“Maelstrom”), or picturing a more floating soundscape (“Concealment”), the stories go shoulder to shoulder with the echo-laden sonic palette.
The floaty and reverberant melodies are seldom interrupted by rumbling drums and stoner-ish interludes, that clearly embody the multi-faceted soul of this release: the chaos (under the form of doom-y metal-like vibe) slowly crawls into the songs, beneath children’s voices (“Savant Syndrome”) and dreamy rhythms, leaving a broody feeling of fascinating unease. Let me tell you this guys, Lovecraft would be pleased to have his visions represented by your music.