Sunday, April 18, 2010

CD Review: Cybiont-Angels & Demons

The second release from New Zealand based artist Cybiont conjures up bits and pieces of art, electronic and psychedelic rockers from Nine Inch Nails to Tangerine Dream to Gogol Bordello, then tones it down a few notches. The result is a spaced-out collection of sixteen tracks best listened to in a smoky, candlelit room at 2 a.m. Ultimately, though, it’s more Donovan Atlantis brocade jacket meets Metal Machine Music meets New Age poet than anything else. The lyrics explore all aspects of human nature, some with a wistful quality (“Maybe Tomorrow”) while others are downright snarky (“American Cowboy”). Angels and Demons would make a good soundtrack for a psychological horror film.

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