Truthseeker Music present a masterclass in sludge and doom with ‘Blackflower’, the latest offering from Bristolian noise-makers Sonance.
The band started in early 2012, in front of a wall of amps and live visuals. A quintet concerned with creating atmospheric, interwoven arrangements; detailed and droned stretches that subside into sludge filled chasms as the bass pushes you through the floor and lifts dust from the walls.
Their first album, ‘Like Ghosts’, was released on a variety of different formats in late 2012, including a vinyl release via Doognad records of Norway.
‘Blackflower’ maintains that same bleak and harsh aura of the band’s first offering. The record is based around an epic centrepiece, but provides shorter bursts of standalone beauty absent from Like Ghosts; epic string sections burst into shrieking feedback-noise whilst vocals swim in the murk. A delicate precision that is beguiling.