Entrail - Eater of Starlight CS (Scry Recordings)
Cascadian multi-instrumentalist ENTRAIL emerges from the gloom-shrouded Pacific Northwest with vocal drone and ethereal soundscapes that haunt and challenge. Including violin, voice, bass and synth, ENTRAIL’s sound is as broad as their musical history. From coming up playing in crust bands, booking DIY spaces, and attending music school for violin and composition, ENTRAIL graduated to this moody, dynamic solo project of present. Over the last five years, ENTRAIL has shared stages with the likes of Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, The Body, Dispririt, Yob’s Mike Scheidt and Aerial Ruin. This new work, Eater of Starlight broods, simmers, and explodes in short bursts of emotive vocals (“Rain”) and brash, inventive strings (“Craving”) punctuated with throbbing synthesizers. Dwelling in spiritual residence with Slint, Jarboe, and Bohren & der Club of Gore on this third release, ENTRAIL feels like an outpouring of the artist’s soul for listener resonance.