Hallucination Guillotine/Final Worship

Hallucination Guillotine/Final Worship
Label: Load
Length: LP
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: Hallucination Guillotine/Final Worship

Providence, R.I.’s Chris “Kites” Forgues had a mite too much brewing on 2005’s too-ambitious Peace Trials. Certainly, coruscating power-electronics were on the menu. But elements of folk and hummability, while diversifying his extremist’s sound template, compromised the underlying fury. With Hallucination Guillotine/Final Worship, Forgues returns to the business of sphincter-tightening and spine-tingling. The lopsided shuffle-drone loops of “Hallucination Guillotine” work up a grittily enchanting white-noise lather. Fitful, contorted frequencies scat over the monotonous thump of a bass drum on “Flicker Boosters,” while “Cool People” makes like an indecipherable CB-radio exchange. By contrast, “Poison Blur” and “Trespass” are virtually ambient: the former a sickly pocket of tuneless, malevolent fungi, the latter a meditative exploitation of bell-like tones.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.