The first album by Austere off-shoot Freq. Magnet (pronounced like
"Freak Magnet," not "frequency," get it?). Actually Freq. Magnet
is a solo side-project by one of the members of the anonymous duo known as Austere (the other half records
and releases albums as "The Mystifying Oracle".) The main
focus is to create musick using nothing but guitar
(acoustic and electric, standard and bass), with a bevy
of effects, to try and forge new ground in the genre of
"psybient", a term coined by The Mystifying Oracle to
describe a new style of sound meant as an alternative
to the oft-predictable and overly typecast "ambient"
Working with these ideas in mind, the results are a blend best described as "shoegazing psychedelic ambient", pushing new boundaries by attempting to bring elements of various types of psychedelic musicks (ambient, rock, psy-trance, chanting, etc.) together to create something that will create its own niche in contrast to most all-instrumental and ambient musick.
Freq. Magnet's release are in the vein of and inspired by the works of such amazing bands as Anomalous Disturbances (Terrry O'Brien), Labradford, Bowery Electric, Stars of the Lid, and the ever-wonderful Windy & Carl.