xato‘s latest release emphasises a focus on experimental manipulation and muddy abstraction. The evo-natura founder folds transportive, ritualistic drones into manipulated samples of field recordings, creating something that sounds familiar while evoking fear of the unknown.
The fourth track, ‘I Sacrificed Myself To The Gods of Death To Live Forever Inside Your Body’, could summon a clandestine sort of evil. It’s a tribal dirge, obscure and trance-inducing. Sound design for sacrificial ritual.
Annihilation is out March 5th on evo-natura | Pre-order here