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Beyond Enemy

June 21, 2016
Cassette, Digital, Streaming

Celestino is the project of Portland based musician Gabriel Celestino Higgins. This latest offering, Beyond Enemy, expands the sound world he created so vividly on his previous edition for A Guide To Saints, Kindling.

Darker than its predecessor, Beyond Enemy draws out the textural harmony of his previous records into decidedly heavier territories. A vague industrial overtone reigns throughout much of this edition, a smoggy beauty akin to light caught in tainted cloud. The edges of the tones are also subtly serrated, splicing at each other with a restless drive.

Occasionally composers can generate an environment that is utterly personal yet still invitational to the listener – Celestino is one such artist capable of doing this.