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Creatures of Ritual

This is the last song and title-track of the new album Rituals by Other Lives, which has been one of the most satisfying new releases this year. I’ve been listening to it almost daily since it came out on May 5th, at home or on the go, and just can’t seem to get tired of it. It’s music that plays out like a movie, slowly intertwining scenes and after-images of something always out of grasp, and yet so strangely familiar.

To engage with Rituals is to barrel along a winding, hidden dirt path; peering into its bounty is to be swept away into the pines and deep, briny brush revealing a new, almost utopian existence. […] Ambient soundscapes (“New Fog”) buttress against prog-rock stomp (“2 Pyramids”) lending the album the experience of embarking on a choose-your-own-adventure novel. – otherlives.com

Update: this live concert is a great showcase of this band’s multi-instrumental genius:

Job In The Web

Job

 digital collage based on Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn: Hiob, seine Frau und seine Freunde

“Can you fathom the mysteries […] Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.” ~Job 11: 7, 9