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Skinwalker
  • Artist: Yoga
  • Label: Holy Mountain
  • UPC: 655035696713
  • Item #: 410643X
  • Genre: Rock
  • Release Date: 10/2/2012
  • Rank: 1000000000
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Price: $15.99
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Skinwalker on LP

Vinyl LP pressing. Holy Mountain is pleased to issue Yoga's Skinwalker on vinyl, making it widely available for the first time after having being released only on stupidly limited cassettes and split CDs. Yoga takes the lo-fi practice-space recordings of the grimmest of the black metal outfits and combines it with the murky, muddy, noise-drenched blur of bands like Wold. But then takes it even further, rendering their sound so muted and lo-fidelity that even when they're blasting furiously, it still sounds like a busted music box or an old black metal 78. And then there's the fact that Yoga spends a good amount of their time not blasting blackly, but instead crafting synth-heavy Goblin-style film music, all throbbing bass and buzzing synths, creepy minor-key melodies and tons of haunting ambience. Those songs too are wreathed in a foggy, night-on-the-moors sort of murk, which ties those songs closely to the more blackened ones.