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Review: Yellow Dwarf and the 9 Orbs


Yellow Dwarf and the 9 Orbs


by Didges Christ Superdrum



Continuing their extraterrestrial migration from tribal fusion to industrial space rock, Yellow Dwarf and the 9 Orbs by Didges Christ Superdrum is the next step in the progression first undertaken on the album Alien Technology. The tribal rhythms and didgeridoo take a smaller role on this album than others, but are still well represented as signatures of the band.b2ap3_thumbnail_dcsd1.jpg


The songwriting gives the listener many levels of listening, from the simplest, ethereal and grinding sounds to lyrics that, while not always fraught with depth and meaning, still can have a political and environmental impact.


“Smoke and Mirrors” uses imagery to make a strong political point about how we are often duped and distracted with one hand, while the other does something we may not always like.


I was pleasantly surprised to find a really unique cover of “2000 Light Years from Home” by The Rolling Stones on the album. DCSD definitely take this one and make it theirs, but with enough of the original in there to pay homage to the Stones.


There is no doubt that “Two Insomnias” is a great rocking tune that carries the listener beyond our world to a world that I may like to visit, but I don't want to live there.


With my first listen, I was reminded of what Trent Reznor created Nine Inch Nails to be. The deep, pounding rhythms and the musical experimentation that really pays off in the overall feel of the album. This ain't your mama's Pagan music.




The members of Didges Christ Superdrum hail from all corners of the universe, although they do have a mailing address in Sarasota, Florida.


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David Banach is a husband, father, active member of his local Pagan community and host of The Magick Jukebox Podcast. He has nearly 10 years of experience with the genre of Pagan music.


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