Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule is an artist from Australia, active in different forms of occult art, including sculpture, painting and sound. rehcaWatcher is his latest music album, featuring several other artists on electronics, violin or vocals. The album is a compilation of strange sounds and ritualistic vocals. For the main part, these are soundscapes from another world, a world where few people dare to dwell.
The most striking aspect on this album is the alienating atmosphere it breathes. Nothing on this album sounds like anything close to contemporary music and it's not really something I can put my finger on. At times I'm reminded of Deutsch Nepal visiting a fantasy world filled with goblins and other strange creatures. At other times the weirdness of Goethes Erben shines through, enhancing the unsettling feel that you don't belong in this world.
The album lasts for eigthy minutes and after those eighty minutes the listener will be left behind feeling odd, remembering flashes of these tracks and combining them again into something scary nad occult sounding. In that aspect you can say that this is a dark ambient release but a highly experimental and intensely ritual version. Furthermore he incorporates elements from neo-classical, post-industrial and noise music, which turn this album into something out of this world.
In all, rehctaWatcher is a very interesting album if you are into strange, uneasy soundscapes and odd, stretched vocal experiments. Surely this is something that will only be beloved by a small number of experimental and ritual music aficionados but that doesn't matter. Some artists just seem to have that elite or elitist following, which we call 'a scene'.