The Doombient-release “Looking Back in Anger” is 78-minute retrospective compilation by the duo Stephen Parsick and Frank Makowski.
Things are kicked-off by the sequencer & (cheap) drum driven “The Warsaw Disaster”, which reveales the influence of TD, but most of all this piece sparkles due to the joy these musicians must have had putting this track together. Sure it’s all vintage that rules on this disc, when one digs the fine retro choirs and textures scattered all over the album at featured on the second track „Sakrileg am Mittag“.
Unfortunately, things get too weird and experimental for me on „Generatorenkonflikte“, and also the odd, eerie sonics of „Tribejagd” couldn’t really grab me.
Things slow down on “So Far”, featuring guest musician Markus Reuter, which roams in well-rendered cosmic and ambient drone textures.
All in all, this is an essential recording for those who love the raw, powerful output of this band.
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