Natural Snow Buildings at their most difficult. None of the simple folksy beauty of other releases, just literal hours of raga-influenced, droning noise. It sounds like you're stumbled upon some kind of ritual late at night, witches summoning something very large and very nasty from the depths of hell.
Night Coercion Into the Company of Witches is the first domestic release by France’s mythic Natural Snow Buildings, a band revered in experimental music circles despite self-releasing most of their albums in ridiculously limited runs. The original Night Coercion… CD from 2008 was an edition of only 22 copies, so finally, the intense music that Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte create on these tracks can be widely heard and appreciated. Fans of Popol Vuh raga drones, Flying Saucer Attack distorted bliss, The Dead C’s intuitive chaos, and Islaja’s oblique folk, take note.
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I’d heard a of the songs without the context of the whole album and I just loved that weird nostalgic feel, like I’m looking back on a distant memory. But with the rest of the album it gives an incredible insight to dementia and I just think that’s beautiful. mickeyu28
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Really early NSB. This doesn't sound anything like the raga/drone/folk from their later albums, actually a strong post-rock sound. Kind of reminds me of Godspeed You Black Emperor without the strings. Levrikon
A soundtrack to a series of art books previously released by the band, "Music from Taiwan Mystery" combines slow-paced electronic psychedelia with samples from vintage video games and film. Bandcamp Album of the Day Apr 28, 2021