Artist: Jute Gyte
Label: Black Horizons (BH-95)
Limitation: 100 Copies
Genre: Experimental Black Metal / Dark Ambient
Missouri based Adam Kalmbach's second release on the venerable experimental label Black Horizons finds him exhibiting two different sides of his peerless Jute Gyte project. While previous releases on his own Jeshimoth Entertainment imprint were limited exclusively to either his black metal persona or his more ambient/experimental workouts (albeit both under the same moniker), this release takes advantage of the two-sided cassette format and showcases the best of both his highly eccentric worlds. Side A finds him in full on black metal mode, as much as you can call the methodically atonal guitar workouts and nightmarish noise-ridden sonic environments he creates 'black metal.' Side B, on the other hand, is an exercise in beautifully creeping repetition and minor key melodic ambiance that repeats for the entirety of the side-long composition, leaving the listener with an evocatively strange sense of melancholic longing. In addition to the high quality of the music on this release, the design aesthetic is impeccable, and makes for a incredibly handsome physical artifact - something I've come to expect from all of Black Horizons' output. Needless to say, this comes with the highest of recommendations.
Lyrics from Joyce Mansour's 'Where The Wound Writhes.'