|Album Rating: N/A|
To be frank, Deconstructionist is less music, and more an experiment in sound. Accompanied with the record is a very in depth electronic booklet. Inside, it details what the listener is hearing and why. It's all very scientific, and for inquiring minds, it will certainly be a worthy read. There are instructions on how to listen, with some bizarre ones as well, such as tapping mitts to your hands. However, these are all given valid reasons, such as the aforementioned tip being a somewhat commonly used method of confinement. The sounds reverberate and pulsate maddeningly, with background noises making everything just a tad bit eerie and unsettling. And truly, unsettling is the key word here. Within the album's run time, Giles Corey presents the most ominous sounds out there and it is all the better for it.
Because what is on this record is so difficult to describe, and damn near impossible to put into any one genre or classify with any one sound, I will refrain from giving this a score. Instead, I give a very hearty recommendation to those who consider themselves to be musically adventurous. For this reviewer, the time spent with Deconstructionist was odd, but very exciting in a way that new discoveries are. This is unlike anything found on Giles Corey's self-titled debut. There are few "beautiful" moments, and scarcely much reminiscent of true music, but the end result is one hell of a ride.
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