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Glasgow Coma Scale — Enter Oblivion
(Fluttery FLTTRY122, 2016, CD / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2017-04-28

Enter Oblivion Cover art

Two years after their debut EP Apophenia, Glasgow Coma Scale returns with a full album, Enter Oblivion, and a vastly matured sound. It took the band a long time to assemble all of the pieces and record Enter Oblivion. The album contains an equal mix of new and old songs, with the opening track “Sonda” being the newest and the closing track “Birthland” the first song they wrote. The title Enter Oblivion refers to the idea that people have their best ideas just before they fall asleep and enter oblivion. This concept was used for most of the instrumentals on this disc. The composition process began with one of the band members capturing his ideas by singing into a voice recorder or smartphone before slipping away. Then upon awakening they would further develop these ideas. The results are seven solid hypnotic and aggressive instrumentals composed of multi layers of guitar and bass patterns that ebb and flow. Whereas their debut EP had a Krautrock feel, Enter Oblivion is more in the realm of Godspeed You! Black Emperor or Grails. In addition, I detect some slight Joy Division touches on “Sonda,” cinematic psych energy on “Venice Calling,” and Manuel Gottsching’s echoed guitar influences on “Ghost Not Found.” Enter Oblivion is a solid album with no weak points, and music that you can easily get lost in as well. Hopefully it will not be another two years before their next release.


Filed under: New releases, 2016 releases

Related artist(s): Glasgow Coma Scale

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