hex: or printing in the infernal method
this 2005 album marked a bold creative rebirth for guitarist dylan carlson's pioneering drone outfit.
The group's 4th full-length studio album was their first following a 9-year hiatus & largely eschewed the metallic distortion that had characterised previous works such as 'earth 2' & 'pentastar'. In its place were country-ish guitar repetitions reminiscent of Ennio Morricone, Bill Frisell & Ry Cooder, allied to an atmosphere inspired by the writings of Cormac mccarthy & underscored by the surefooted rhythms of drummer Adrienne Davies. “a delicate & confrontational music that spans the silent rage of Black Flag’s 'Long Lost Dog of It' & soft succour of Neil Young’s 'Harvest Moon'" - Dusted