The Colour of Magick is one of those albums whose name fits the music to a T, not only because the music itself operates as a kind of sonic sorcery but also because the permutations that its creator has worked into the genre-spine of the music (in this case, black metal) are themselves devilishly dazzling, far from the hide-bond conventions for which black metal is often known.
The band here is Seance Of…, which began as a side project of AR, vocalist and guitarist of the Australian black metal band Grave Worship, but it has grown into the main vessel for AR’s expression and exploration. 2020 proved to be a fertile year for the project, which wrote three albums’ worth of material. The Colour of Magick is actually the third of those in the order of creation, though not the third in the sequence of releases.
Signal Rex will be releasing it on June 21st, on CD and vinyl LP formats. It consists of eight tracks, identified by number rather than title (we’re told that AR encourages listeners to create their own titles, and that this unorthodox freedom is his intent.) What we have for you today is a stream of Track #7. Continue reading »