Mamiffer - The World Unseen (SIGE Records) 2016
For those of you who’ve lived in a cave for the last ten years (actually this is for you), Mamiffer is the highly recommended output of Faith Coloccia and Aaron Turner – yes, the guy behind ISIS, Sumac, Old Man Gloom etc. Taking major inspiration from hikes in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, Mamiffer will just erase whatever surrounds the listener and take him to a place of serene contemplation. This is their fourth album (though they have several EPs, splits and collaborations) and probably the one that mostly parts with the piano based compositions featured on their first record – a natural and exciting evolution. Based on ambient drones, field recordings, layers of carefully distorted guitar and the increasingly more present voice of Faith Coloccia, The World Unseen challenges preconceptions about language and tricks notions of time.