Thursday, February 25, 2016
Taarkus- Stones 7” (Rise Above Records RISE7/195)
Taarkus is a new band from Los Angeles, California. I have never heard them before but they are a five piece band with female vocal, flute and organ, so a comparison to Blood Ceremony is quite obvious. The A side starts with Stones, a slow moody piece with the organ leading the sound. Vocal is quite cool and laid back. After the first vocal section there is a flute solo and then the vocals return for an organ solo, but no guitar solo. At Midnight, again is pretty organ and flute lead in it’s sound and another slow moody piece. Not funeral doom. Emma who also plays the organ adds a sort of haunting backing vocal and also on the chorus. Cool songs but it did not really knock me out and I miss more guitar. Check out the video below and see what you think?