Stygian Stride

Stygian Stride

Thrill Jockey Thrill 327-CD
  • LP: ltd. to 500 units worldwide.
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Stygian Stride is Jimy SeiTang, a New York based musician in the No Neck Blues Band axis who, as a member of Psychic Ills and most currently with Rhyton, was brought up in the midst of the groundswell of avant-garde and improvised psychedlic music in New York City over the past decade. On this, his debut solo release, SeiTang has moved away from rock music completely, instead turning his attention to gauzy electronic music reminiscent of Gas and the classic era of Mille Plateaux and Chain Reaction, with nods to Manuel Göttsching and Tangerine Dream.
What made SeiTang such an integral part of the improv based bands he’s worked with, his ability to listen and communicate, reacting in time to his bandmatess aethetic and musical choices, is the same thing that makes Stygian Stride a successful endeavor. When writing and recording the album, he was reacting similarly to the different facets of the machines’ unique temperaments, learning the particular peronalities of each piece of equipment and facilitating the creation of something greater than the sum of its parts.
While melodic and rhymic repetitiveness are the backbone of Stygian Stride’s music, each piece subtly evolves at its own pace and in its own way. “Hindsight” is pushed forward by a steady, muted kick, and washes of synth that coalesce into a ghostly melody. “Drift” features multi-layered rhythmic textures that shift in and out of phase, anchored by a heavy drone, and “Taiga” features a similarly phased synthesizer arppegio. The album is bookended by two beatless tracks. While “Celestial Stems” opens the album with gentle, hypnotic sequencer patterns, closer “Fade Into Bolivian” is one long, slow-moving forboding organ melody over a deep, anxious drone reminiscent of Popul Vuh.

Stygian Stride: Stygian Stride

Celestial Stems Stygian Stride 6'34''
Hindsight Stygian Stride 5'52''
Drift Stygian Stride 4'36''
Taiga Stygian Stride 6'36''
Athanor Ascension Stygian Stride 6'40''
Fade Into Bolivian Stygian Stride 4'36''

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