It’s not everyday you encounter a band like Menimals, either in terms of visual or cerebral stimulus. Their high-brow descriptor intones of a band, “Experimenting the psychotropic properties of sound and exploring the power of the Elements in relation to the Platonic solids influenced by the Monomyth.” No less.

Further, that they comprise the following elements, “Doctor Forge , the TETRAHEDRON, the Man – Fire – Ancestral Voice. Rat, the HEXAHEDRON – Earth – tribal fury. Chimera, the ICOSAHEDRON – Water – low frequencies generator. Vulture, the OCTAHEDRON – Air – noise painting.” Wrapped up in the bow of, “The four elements/solids together create the DODECAHEDRON – the universe, the music.”

Lofty aspirations, which they more than deliver, with all the high drama of a three-quarters, Varesino Carnevale.

On the back of a sold-out tour EP, the good people at Riot Season Records have thankfully bathed in the celestial light, blessing us with a vinyl release.

‘In This Unforgiving Heat’, introduces sparse, oscillating giallo strings, unleashing a sirocco bolstered, fantastical flight, a dromedary caravan odyssey, summoning visceral vocals from beyond the mirage; ‘Dodecahedron, The Window Sphere’, provides an aperture on the divine will, tortured distended vocals, conjuring metaphysical, Cassiopeian musings; ‘Tetrahedron’, soothes whilst enveloping the four aspects, a pyramidal initiation, rapt in soaring creation…

‘Transition From A Cube To The Octahedron’, opens a spatial breach, a softly delivered, golden glowing, diamond studded time-shift; ‘Bird On The Wing As A Hinge’, weaves amid ambient thermals, a ritualistic exploratory feast, an unravelling hierology…

Menimals is an eruption of fractal fracturing, a rebirthing of the seed of life, this latter-day Pythagorean Brotherhood, sacred geomancers, conducting aeonic, ascendant affirmations…

Menimals is available from Riot Season Records as a black vinyl LP with double sided insert, limited to 75 copies for the UK. Mail order copies will also come with a bonus promo CDR of the album, also available as a CDR in PVC wallet with b&w paper insert, shipping out on or around 09 April 2016. The album is also available digitally via bandcamp.

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