Chelsea Wolfe - Hypnos/Flame

I don't think you could call Hypnos/Flame Chelsea Wolfe's best work simply because that would take away from her previous work...

Chelsea Wolfe has been one of the most inspiring artist I have had the pleasure of hearing for quite sometime. The diversity of her work allows her to play intimate acoustic/electronic club gigs and blasting doom stadium shows. In April Chelsea Wolfe released Hypnos/Flame and again there can be no doubt this is another fine release that expands on the ideas expressed in her previous work.

There is a slow acceleration that pushes out and forward and then contracts as the songs morph from acoustic to heavily electronic and back. The wonderful thing is that she's able to do this while maintaining a fantastic sense of cohesion at the core. Sonically it's absolutely what we've come to expect from Chelsea Wolfe. Lush, layered, textured and yet often simplistic. Of course there is the ever present melancholy in the composition but, to me there is also something quite uplifting in it. I don't think you could call Hypnos/Flame Chelsea Wolfe's best work simply because that would take away from her previous work but, certainly this is a fantastic release. Take a big mug of tea or a glass wine, lounge back and loose yourself in the brief moments of Hypnos/Flame.

Again like almost everything reviewed on FractureZine, Chelsea Wolfe's Hypnos/Flame is available through Bandcamp. Unfortunately you'll have to source the vinyl elsewhere if that's your thing but, at least you can check it out without spending a dime so, get on it!

Written by William Riever, 2016-05-01