Washington Neurohop and idiosyncratic project, Logwitch, has created a realm of electronic darkness that is simultaneously difficult to confront and everything that an individual craves within a diverse musical landscape. The epilogue to a tragedy comes to life right from the start as the album spins off into its first track, “The First Moment: At the End Looking In”, that shakes the core of listeners from the get-go and accompanies during an individual’s most frightening and solitary experiences. Deep pockets of negative space are achieved through the evanescent sound of the ‘Trail of the Contortionist’ second track, “The 2nd Glance: Askew”, which takes listeners from the light into the deep, deep darkness in a bloodcurdling manner that will strike a chord into listeners that are fans of acts such as Germany bred, Byetone, and Bristol production project, Emptyset.
“The 3rd Vision: Darkness” is the third track that speaks for itself and opens with instant variations in mood that traverse high and low over a variety of genres and descends into a more welcoming mood that sounds like a meticulously crafted mirage of connectedness. If you’re a fan of a mixture of Phutureprimitive and Beats Antique, ‘Trail of the Contortionist’ has a track by the name of “The 5th Mistake: Residual” that will take you into the underworld of your existence and attempting to pry open your third eye over a hypnotic psychedelic dub vibe. The closer, “The Last Thought: At the Edge Looking Out”, slows down and leaves listeners craving more from the absurd beauty of mental emptiness that is attained after traversing Logwitch’s stunning instrumental ebbs and flows.
Logwitch has crafted a gem beyond Dubstep wobble nonsense and has carefully put effort into conceptualizing a musical journey into the unknown of an individual’s subconscious. You have no idea what sound will come through your ears at any moment over Logwitch’s, ‘Trail of the Contortionist’, and that is what makes this musically mesmeric release an absolute treat.