ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2018
Mandy is a crushing piece work. Johann Johannsson is at the very top of his game here and light years ahead of others in his field.
The score to Mandy is dark, menacing, bleak and despondent (with occasional glimmers of hope here and there) it's a cavernous, reverb soaked beast that lurks in the darkness and I am utterly obsessed with it. Regardless of your position on the movie this score is an all timer It's as heavy as anything SunnO))) have ever released (Stephen O'Mally actually plays guitar on this) It's the sound of a composer letting go completely and exploring sound, texture and atmosphere without limits.
Absolutely fucking mind-blowing sonic experimentation.
The record itself is a handsome looking artefact pressed on translucent red vinyl. Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve featuring spot varnish with paper belly band.
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