natural snow buildings
After a string of Natural Snow Buildings reissues, each more elaborate (um, longer) then the last, Ba Da Bing presents our first ever release of NEW material from the band. For a group known for it's use of horror imagery and lyricism, perhaps the most shocking thing of all is that this album clocks in at just under 45 minutes. If there ever was an album that served as the proper entry point for Natural Snow Buildings, Terror's Horns is it.
It would be a stretch to call this Mehdi Ameziane and Solange Gularte's pop record, for Terror's Horns continues in the duo's tradition of combining many layers into sometimes blissful, sometimes contemplative, often menacing conditions. Stringed instruments trill, percussion gongs, feedback hisses and vocals maintain near monotone as if in a cultish trance. The songs still pride themselves on a slow development, and the album's progression lends the impression of descending down through the depths, past hidden cavities and chambers that you will never unsee once experienced. Featuring new artwork by Gularte which pays tribute to the backwoods horror of massacres involving chainsaws.
France’s mythic Natural Snow Buildings is a band revered in experimental music circles despite self-releasing most of their albums in ridiculously limited runs. Their album, Night Coercion Into The Company Of Witches, CD from 2008 was an edition of only 22 copies.
NSB consists of Mehdi Amezine and Solange Gularte, two young French artists from rural Brittany. In addition to their collaborative efforts, they each have solo, musical endeavors under the monikers, TwinSisterMoon and Isengrind. Fans of Popol Vuh raga drones, Flying Saucer Attack distorted bliss, The Dead C’s intuitive chaos, and Islaja’s oblique folk, take note.
Natural Snow Buildings make melodic, orchestrated, droning compositions with layers of guitars, chants, woodwinds, percussive bells, distortion and delay.
In 2012, Ba Da Bing re-released their record Night Coercion on CD and (for the very first time) vinyl. In the spring of 2013, Ba Da Bing released The Snowbringer Cult. This fall we release Terror's Horns.