coast guard gulf of blood.//vatican shadow


Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Be cautioned, Vatican Shadow's newly released ambient-focused album is not one for the faint-hearted, and though it begins with a vindictive listening experience - a chronological transition where the fusion between 'Suicidal Irredentism' and 'The System Is Not Corrupt - Corruption Is the System' encapsulates a brief moment of suspended anticipation, there are covert undertones to the music that redirect ones attention to the evidentially delicate subject matter.

The way the music merges is fantastic. The respective house tempo of 'Martyrdom Speedboats Along the Cliffs of Gibraltar' and 'Abuwahib' leverages a sort of conceptual influence, whether it be from Burial or Aphex Twin is neither here nor there, its a fascinating demonstration of ambience done well.

'Camp X-Ray Time Bomb' is drastically formless but also really splendid work and with 'Pursuit Boats' we find the quintessential focus of the earlier sub-theme, revisited. At its core, the album contends guilt with decadence and feelings of voyeuristic horror and suspense. Its best feature is perhaps rather more controversially about the concepts it purports than the music but this is still top-tier material.

Overall - 6.5/10

  1. Suicidal Irrendentism - 7/10
  2. The System Is Not Corrupt - Corruption Is the System - 7.5/10
  3. Martyrdom Speedboats Along the Cliffs of Gibraltar - 6/10
  4. Abuwahib - 8/10
  5. Camp X-Ray Time Bomb - 8/10
  6. Pursuit Boats - 8.5/10
  7. Critical Piece of Sept. 11 History To Be Sold To Indonesia - 6/10
  8. Rusted Oil Drums - 8/10

We are in the process of playlisting the 2nd track from Prurient's album entitled "The System Is Not Corrupt - Corruption Is The System". Check out our playlist by searching for Radiant Ambience on Apple Music's Shared Playlists.