Weird Forest LP
iibiis rooge is the high-powered collaboration of neil campbell (astral social club, vibracathedral orchestra and a band) and high wolf (releases on holy mountain, not not fun, and his own winged sun label). their new album, hespherides, is a welcome development in the duo's trajectory, with its immersive propulsion more refined and synthesized than their 2009 self-titled debut. that earlier effort showcased the possibilities and capacities of the two artists' collaborative spirit, each track exploring the individual aspects of a shared sense of sound with discernible cues from either campbell's or high wolf's discography. in contrast, hespherides is a meticulously sculpted document that embraces a total sound - one that denies prominence of each contributor by melding the psychic duality of the pair. shifting industrialized ethno-polyrhythmic structures are transformed by droning, blissed-out textural threads that seamlessly coexist and contradict one another; through two side-long process-driven mechanical meditations, a shared space is constructed, one that satiates anyone willing to gorge on the global, post-acid house, rainbow hypnotism that is iibiis rooge.