When I previewed the Aluk Todolo show
that happened at Ultra Lounge last September, I couldn't stop waxing poetic about the blastbeat-scorched "Occult Rock I," the opener on the French metal trio's double album of almost the same name released last year, Occult Rock
. Today's 12 O'Clock Track
, the epic and tense instrumental isn't just about the drummer's ability to hold a rapid-fire beat for ten plus minutes, but the intricate psych flourishes and swooshes in the guitar work and the hypnotic monotony that produces an eerie, foreboding calm.