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Gauchiste the black ambient, experimental band from USA was formed in 2009 and based in Raleigh, NC / Richmond, VA. Gauchiste is Tomas Phillips & Tannon Penland.
Tomas Philips known as the minimalist sound artist but also in written and in visual arts, he released albums on such labels as Line Imprint and Trente Oiseaux. He currently teaches literature at North Carolina State University.
Tannon Penland is a musician known mainly from the heavy metal scene, in bands like Loincloth - a Southern Lord label band that toured with Sunn O))) and released a couple of albums.
This is their second full length album and "Sommet", like the predecessor, contains their finely crafted dark music, that will transpose you to an outstanding soundart noveau of dark-noire ambiance. It combines elements that reminds of metal aesthetics and experimental music subtleties aiming at minimalism. Indeed, Gauchiste veers much closer to a dark abstraction, falling somewhere, between Japanese minimalism, Thomas Köner, Nurse with Wound and the heaviness in the relative silences of metal. "Sommet", brings this noir soundtrack quality to this mix with numerous collaborators, including Robert Donne of Labradford fame - the band is greatly proud of.
"Sommet" requires no more words, it speaks for each listener, for himself. But I dare to say it's an outstanding release. It is the kind of release that truly fulfills label's audio aesthetics. Animating the subtle vibration of the tree, which is breathing, beating. This release demanded also a very special package. The LP album is presented in shiny black Vinyl with folded cover in PVC envelope. Each copy includes the bandcamp download code!