Experimental artist James Reindeer (known simply as Reindeer) hails from south London. Field Reports from the Western Lands is officially his debut solo album, and is a conceptual sequel to the FBCabric & Reindeer release It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Whom You Know.
Field Reports from the Western Lands is multi-layered, interesting, thought-provoking, broody, powerful and complex album. Reminiscent in part to Dalek, with its heavy dark hip-hop beats and social commentary. I’m also reminded of Tricky – not so much by the music, but the cross-pollination of sounds and textures.
With Field Reports from the Western Lands, James Reindeer leads you by the hand through a cracked, dysfunctional and dying society. His rap delivered like prophetic sermons from a renegade preacher, in perfect union with Nimrod’s sonic landscapes and hip hop induced post-rock, interspersed with and field recordings to create a perfect and highly intoxicating, if not somewhat heavy and intense, pleasurable listening experience.
Field Reports from the Western Lands by Reindeer tracklisting:
1. Nmbrsttn01 – ’’…We Live In A World Where…’’
2. Description of a Struggle
3. Black Smoke Columns Into the Frozen Sky – Committee on the Present Danger
4. Ornaments Of Servitude – Nmbrsttn02 – [Atonalnoisefield]
5. Nmbrsttn03 – Monochrome Dream
7. Black Helicopters Over Cnnwtz – Nmbrsttn04 – Field Dissonance
8. Children of a Lesser God – Along a Frozen Dawn
9. [Bikiniatoltonepoem] – Nmbrsttn05
10. Black Monoliths Over New Jerusalem – [apparition worship]
11. We Are Shot with Wounds Beneath a Chemical Sky…
12. There Is A Tape Recorder Inside The Sun – Nmbrsttn06
13. Fire Sermon – Wasteland
14. By the Bitter Lake We Sat Down and Wept…
15. Black Clouds Of Static Over Crydn – Nmbrsttn07 – Eyeless In Gaza
16. Eulogy Ongoing – ’’…most people were silent…’’
‘Field Reports from the Western Lands’ by experimental artist Reindeer is scheduled for release on 30 March via Anette Records.