Arrington de Dionyso I See Beyond The Black Sun

Arrington de Dionyso I See Beyond The Black Sun
After a decade fronting Olympia, WA punk blasphemers Old Time Relijun, singer and multi-instrumentalist Arrington de Dionyso has seemingly explored every corner of his musical psyche while garnering praise and disapproval from critics, often within the same sentence. With the release of his ninth solo LP, I See Beyond The Black Sun, de Dionyso moves beyond his experiences and journeys from the centre of his mind to something more heliocentric. Fans familiar only with Arrington's work with Old Time Relijun will immediately be thrown by the overwhelming density of the music. Employing bass clarinet, jaw harp and his voice to create droning and infinite ragas, I See Beyond The Black Sun challenges even the most liberal avant guard-ist. Part Mr. and Mrs. Coltrane and mimicking Tuvan throat singing, tracks like "The Naked Sun Part One" and "Part Two" twist, turn and churn though the speakers before they become lost in the translations of the ones and zeros of your MP3 player. As pieces flow into each other with more ease than they flow within themselves, de Dionyso creates soundscapes that would be considered frightening if only the listener had time to think about what they were hearing. (K)