In times of derangement and dementi, one can get into never-before-imagined territories of ancient mystical sapience, that often leading to deranged states of conscience. Struggling with the heavenly dependence of the mind, a continuous questioning of things is due to set off by the time he sees through situations and conditions that were previously considered as certain and assured. Persisting on a witching apparition, a burning passage to false misconstructions and beliefs is bound to be replaced by weary stages of impassiveness, not long before fleshy spiritual exhortations take place.
Crowhurst is the moniker under which Jay Gambit creates bleak and terrifying soundscapes, often accompanied by Corey Fruin. Filled with heavy power electronics while fused with ambient drone compositions engineered to evoke emotional response, “No Life To Live” is his 19th record so far. A double LP also featuring musicians apart from Jay, available on a deluxe c120 cassette version too. Founded in Philadelphia in 2011 and now based in Los Angeles, Crowhurst provide for an eminent hallucinatory experience. Either pleasant or not, they handle the trip’s aural flow with great craft and care, making it last over 110 minutes in total. Though hard and risky, they do not intend to step back when facing a limit but, on the contrary, they tend to push it as far as they can. Using tracks that exceed the duration of 10 minutes, they fight their way through the hazardous perception of the self. The result may still be craving for a proper explanation, but, as expected, that’s the irony of such attempts. You don’t know with what you’ll end up, at least not until you become completely aware of the present and the actual senses, but one thing’s certain: You’re one step closer to the ancient call of the wild. There where no words of utter awe were ever spoken.
The whole album is available to stream and download (name your price) through bandcamp (along with their entire discography), though further attention is demanded in order for someone to get more into it. You can get ahold of the cassette deluxe version and the 4LPs via Sounding Session Recordings, both limited to 25 copies each.