Babe, Terror: “Lifantastic II”
We all have terror. We sometimes laugh at terror or shake because of that which is terrible. We try to avoid terrifying things, but other times we make peace with the fact that terror is out there in the vague rhythms of the day to day. Babe, Terror is an artist whose actual simple moniker causes us great whoa before the compositions from his latest album, Knights, even sink in. The pulse of his beats are steady, yet extremely haunting when coupled with & supporting his gliding patches of textural sounds. As the opening piece plays on we’re taken to a place where it feels as if we’re communicating with ghosts. Ah, that’s it! Ghosts! This is the album of one world beyond wiggling its little finger at ours as BT’s music is paints in tonal uncertainties grounded in tightly constructed beats. How that terror level now? One last thing, remember the mellotron? Of course, the music on Knights could easily be made today without a mellotron, but the loops that float throughout this album sound ancient. They also spook the cats. This is a helluva good album and one that sustains mood beautifully.
Written by Jeff Daily