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A Death Cinematic

Your Fate Twisting, Epic In Its Crushing Moments

Ah, another offering from A Death Cinematic in the form of an “EP” (I put this in quotes because it plays longer than some LPs by some bands) entitled Your Fate Twisting In Its Crushing Moments; and just as with previous releases, this comes with some of the most intriguing packaging, again, hand made cover consists of a hand printed chipboard sleeve with a hand punched window with a photo print of a drawing framed in red gum veneer and including handmade decals.

Your Fate Twisting In Its Crushing Moments seems to be an exercise in achieving new aural spaces in some ways (some other artists use EPs for these types of experimentation with their “sound” sounds and in this respect, I understand why this is considered an EP), which turns out rather well for A Death Cinematic here. The hard panning noise of “-“ which is a nice change of pace (and one that I hope is explored further by A Death Cinematic even if it is in short bursts like this is) sandwiched between the two other tracks here (the sprawling “Your Fate Twisting In Its Crushing Moments” sounds similar to previous work from A Death Cinematic with the soaring melodic and morose guitars laid in a bed of subtle noise and drones including some added nuances that color its trajectory (such as a bit more or more pronounced droning going on in parts) while “In The Tumbling Dawn Light, Their Eyes Fall Frozen Through The Mists And Rain” incorporates a bit more noise at times than other parts of the artist’s oeuvre). Certainly, Your Fate… may be something of aberration from the catalog of A Death Cinematic, but only time will tell on that front; and while this EP is an engaging experience there are two frustrating elements present: one, the title track for how long it is seemingly ends mid guitar phrase (and it is a phrase that I wanted to hear the conclusion too since it seemed as though it would be going someplace new) and two, the new nuances to the EP feel maddeningly sparse (at points where when the new sounds trail off as the pieces go on, you hope they are coming back).

The attention to the minutest detail from music to packaging is a massive aspect of my sincere admiration for A Death Cinematic and Your Fate Twisting In Its Crushing Moments continues the established tradition from the artist behind the whole project, and even though this extremely limited release (continuing in my growing satisfaction with discussing such small and personal feeling releases) may seem like a holdover or stopgap release, the EP stands strongly on its own with some real highlights present here amongst the overall body of work.

7.5 / 10Bob
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