Monday, June 4, 2007

CJA "Taken Off a Cross & Laid in a Tomb" (Peasant Magik)

CJA is Clayton Noone, "one of the leading figures in the post HCorp scene" according to the Peasant Magik website, and has operated under different monikers (The Futurians, Armpit, Wolfskull) within several years. A collage of out-takes from a previous release entitled "Ironclad" on the Last Visible Dog / Digitalisa labels, "Taken Off a Cross" is disjointed but intimate. I wanted to like the absent-minded strumming and quiet ambiance more than I could, but enjoyed it more on subsequent listens when it became an unfocused background. Peasant Magik once again comes through with a nicely designed color cover and numerous inserts.
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