STREAMS OF OBLOVION : reviewed + featured on the REYKJAVIK GRAPEVINE playlist!
Nico Guerrero – Streams of Oblivion
Dissonant. Discordant. Disturbing. Sonic drones and twisted guitars smother an anxiety dreamscape, spiralling upwards around each other into a space which is simultaneously expansive and suffocating. Nico says that he can only create in Reykjavík, and cites “Icelandic telluric forces, volcanoes, ghosts and deities” as the entities which permeate his work. Their influences are all clear and present in ‘Streams Of Oblivion’; it’s the kind of music I could invite to wash over me, if I was in the right mood. But that would have to be a pretty weird mood. And I wouldn’t want to indulge it for too long. JP