'Fallen Gods' is the third studio album by Rapoon aka Robin Storey, formerly of :zoviet*france:.
Originally released in 1994, 'Fallen Gods' emerged amid a prolific early period for the Rapoon project, following in the wake of debut album 'Dream Circle' - originally released in 1992 - and second outing 'Raising Earthly Spirits', released a year later. Building on the haunting industrial ethers of 'Dream Circle' and the esoteric, rhythmic drone of 'Raising Earthly Spirits', 'Fallen Gods' consolidates many of the sounds and disciplines that had shaped Storey's work up to this point, while indicating a newfound, concerted focus on classical Indian instrumentation. The results represent a synthesis of myriad ideas, rooted in the duality between modernity and mysticism. An enigmatic landmark in Storey's early solo output, 'Fallen Gods' sees the sound world of the Rapoon project reiterated, expanded and memorably enriched.
Across nine tracks Storey weaves together indeterminate, sonorous currents of ambient and experimental electronics with magnetic, sprawling passages of acoustic instrumentation, creating a profound work of entrancing, ritualistic minimalism. Comparisons could be drawn with the panoramic soundscapes of Lustmord, the fourth world ambitions of Jon Hassell, the heavy outernational psychedelia of Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia, but really 'Fallen Gods' illustrates an artist establishing their own trajectory, a distinct indication that Storey had moved way beyond :zoviet*france:. into the flourishing territories and intricate sound environments of the Rapoon project.
Remastered by Colin Potter.
2 IRON PATH
3 FALLEN GODS
4 BREATHING GOLD
8 DUSK RED WALLS