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Sion Orgon – Into the Dark

Fourth Dimension

Sion Orgon - Into the DarkSecond in the series of Fourth Dimension Singles Club 7” releases, Into The Dark represents Sion Orgon‘s first new music to be released in a good while. Like his previous album, 2008’s The Zsigmondy Experience, the A side of this 7” features appearances from Thighpaulsandra, Seb Goldfinch and the late Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson of Coil, Throbbing Gristle and The Threshold Houseboys Choir infamy.

The title track opens with an ominous nightmarescape of resonating gongs, scuttling electronics and layering drones. When Sion sings, it is in a lilting manner, at once elegiac and strangely triumphant as synthesizer squirls flip and whirr around him, together making an oddly poppish number which might once have been decorating the interior of a certain sort of dark-clad club while shadowy figures vogue softly in among the dry ice. Orgon’s piano leads “Paper State” on the flipside, mooching in a halting parade through melancholy passages haunted by drones and contrails from him and Christopherson hovering expectantly in guttering Brownian motion.

-Richard Fontenoy-

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