CYLOB – “MOOD BELLS” (2001)
Is this New Age? Is this experimental? Is this awesome? Is this a pain in the ass? It’s a little bit of all four.
All the tracks on this album are played entirely on bells and gongs, and then electronically treated, warped — futzed with! It can be meditative, and it can also cause extreme anger in co-workers when played on a communal office stereo system. I have a high tolerance with for this stuff, so I dunno if you’re gonna be into it — but try it, will ya?
Cylob is the pseudonym of UK musician Chris Jeffs. who was originally signed to Aphex Twin’s record label in the mid-’90s. I haven’t heard anything else he’s done, but I’m gonna assume it’s a little harsher and freaky than this record.