Its been quite a while since Deaf Center have graced the world with an album, and it looks to be longer still, but in the interim the duo are releasing a 'mini-album' comprised of two new tracks recorded live in 2008 and 2012. Keeping true to the pair's style, both compositions are creeping, hazy, contemplative works, voiced in sadness and a kind of isolation that eats at the stomach lining. Deaf Center, much like the various offshoots of member Erik Skodvin (Svarte Greiner, B/B/S) has always crept through the bleak corners of the soul, a beautiful, but gnawing sound that produces a full-bodied ache as a response to the spectral tones and harrowing weep of strings they present. This short form release is just as much a part of that canon as any other release the band has crafted, proving also that in the live environment the two have a feel for space and a way of wrapping their compositions around the walls and deep into the subconscious with lasting effects that are hard to shake for hours, if not the rest of the day. Its not a full album, but there's more than enough here to audibly chew on until the day that arrives.
Support the artist. Buy it: HERE