Violinist/composer Eyvind Kang (who has worked with such artist's as John Zorn, Beck, Bill Frisell and Boris of Sunn O))) teams up with an ensamble of musicians to bring us the beautiful and haunting album "Athlantis". Based on renaissance era-texts, Kang creates dark, chilling choral arrangements that feature vocalists Jessika Kenney and Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle). Merged with Patton and Kenney's vocals are acoustic and electric guitars, horn sections, sitar and a host of backup voices as well. This blend of the elegant and the atonal, the gloom and light, would be right at home in the cathedral as well as the catacombs.
- Craig Harvey