A foreboding tension clouds you like a fog while experiencing Sunken Cheek’s latest release, Familiar. Presenting a more skeletal recording than last year’s Tempered Exhaust, Sunken Cheek uses restraint to create a genuine unease. Uncomfortable tape loops and explosions of scraping metal lead you to assume that Familiar will end in a crescendo of noise. However the final song, "Extension of Ownership," concludes it all on a morose but elegant soundscape of hazy ambience and reflections on perceived identities.
If anything, Familiar unravels the cruel truths we are all too weak to accept.
Mastered by Josh Bonati
Pro-dubbed chrome cassettes
Edition of 50