Guardian Alien: See the World Given to a One Love Entity 

Thrill Jockey

Liturgy drummer Greg Fox's second Guardian Alien LP is essentially a 37-minute drone jam. When trying to make sense of this record it helps to bring the album cover's Rasta alien mural into the conversation. It's an over-the-top depiction of the album's title, See the World Given to a One Love Entity, which comes across as waggish, psychedelic, and teeming with faux spirituality - every bit of which is reflected in the music. If you're not feeling this journey from the outset, it can be a bit monotonous. After all, the tangled drums, male/female chants, animal sounds, and musique concrète colliding under immaculate production are a heavy load to heave upon a sober mind. But it's a brilliantly bizarre trip and a gorgeous parody of itself. (4 out of 5 stars)


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