In recent years, slow music has been making a serious comeback. Ambient, doom metal, post rock and dark jazz are now widely accepted and appreciated, which obviously is a good thing. Coincidentally, all four genres seem to appear on this three track album by Bolt.
Perhaps it's safe to say that Bolt sounds like a lovechild between Sunn O))) and Bohren und der Club of Gore. Their slowly pulsating drones seem to balance on the edge between jazz and doom, which obviously results into stunning dark music. It's repetitive, immersive and hypnotic, maybe a bit like Dale Cooper Quartet and the Dictaphones on steroids. The album contains three tracks and clocks off at about forty minutes. In that time, the band takes you on a ride across a pitch black meandering river of drones, doomed out riffs and haunting soundscapes.
The mastering was done by Tobias Stieler (Kokomo), which might explain the overall heaviness of the whole thing. Since Dunk! Records released this on a beautiful colored vinyl, I expect this trio to play at next year's Dunk! festival, preferable in the forest. I am absolutely sure that Bolt will become a highlight on the festival. So if you want your music to haunt your dreams, this album surely deserves a spot in your collection. This is a brilliant album, no doubt about it, and now let's hope that Bolt will soon crush Europe with this mesmerizing sound.