The fire flickers, illuminating the faceless figures, a serpent dances to the sound of the flames, gently swaying from side to side. Protecting, watching, ready to serve.
A silky white rose is passed from hand to hand, ghosts from a distant past, darkness falling & distant sunsets.
Comfort me with your rose
My body lies
where flowers grow
so in the end
when we lose all hope
and drown in drink
and burning smoke
'Nil', is the brilliant album by Yorkshire based rappers Ceiling Demons. A unique record, not only in sound but in lyrical content. Upon its first hearing, you're instantly taken to an unknown world of angels, demons, serpents, cults and mysticism. You don't just hear this album, you feel it.
Beautifully produced with such depth & layers of sound. This is pure escapism.
It's not an easy listen by any means, but that works in the band's favour. Ceiling Demons have created a totally unique sound, which is borderline masterpiece
The songs, 'The Rose' in particular, lean towards Joy Division & Johnny Cash. Deeply moving & powerful, like an early Terrance Malick movie, will stay with you long after.
Closeness is another stand out track, with its beautiful piano, female vocal sample & hip hop beats, a sense of loss is at work here.