Den Of Spirits
Higuma first showed their faces on their debut CDR on the great Root Strata label, but \"Den of Spirits\" shows them as a band evolving and more mature. Basic, tribal percussion underpins the scorchers as they soar. \"The Ocelot\" is a short, concise epic that bleeds in mid-air, stuck like a fading star resigned to a cold, desolate fate. Caminiti and McGee\'s voices echo through the dense, rich space they\'ve created flowing perfectly into the contemplative loneliness of \"Hexed and Vexed.\" This certainly is not child\'s play.
The flipside adds tinges of hope to the mix, piercing the murk with a cascade of ultraviolet. Again, it\'s the duo\'s voices that tell the story. \"Sun Crown\" never lets up. Caminiti\'s exquisite guitar explorations are puncuated by the absolutely inspiring vocals from McGee. Terrestrial choirs never sounded so good. Each subtle shift teases that everything will fall to shambles at any minute. It\'s a carefully constructed, delicately held-together mini-masterpiece. Don\'t worry, though, because when you come down, you\'ll come down gently into a bed of crystal clean air. Stunning all the way.\" - Digitalis