AMULETS - THE OLD TESTAMENT
Although ‘The Old Testament’ by Amulets was released nearly four years ago, this seven song masterpiece deserves re-examination and reflection. A wonderful representation of classic drone music. ‘The Old Testament’ was created by using hacked cassette players, handmade tape loops, and a repurposed 4 track tape recorder.
Amulets employs handmade cassette tape loops and live processed guitar loops to create live, lush soundscapes and immersive drones. Through the re-contextualization of cassettes, sampling, field recording, and looping, these long-form compositions blur the genres of ambient, drone, noise, and electronic music. Amulets is the solo project of Portland-based audio + visual artist Randall Taylor.