Urfaust - The Constellatory Practice Digi-CD
I found that I had to listen to ‘The Constellatory Practice’ quite loudly to hear every detail across repeated listens. The space and tribal ambient works might have trailed on for about 4-5 minutes too long but in the moment none of it felt like a pointless lull between bigger statements. Of course I could have used one more big, un-obscured epic or actual atmospheric black metal track instead of “False Sensorial Impressions” but I don’t think it mars the quality of the experience. It will take some patience and likely a quiet, funeral doom-like mood to soak up ‘The Constellatory Practice’ often, but I would count this as one of the better releases in the first half of the year.