Local musician Jenks Miller’s latest project appears under the guise of Horseback, an ethereal mix of metal and post-rock instrumentals.
The record begins with static and screeches in “Passing Through,” before picking up a persistent drum patter and Miller’s haunting voice. The track meanders, coming and going, much like the record as a whole.
The title track “Piedmont Apocrypha” arrives next with repetitive electric guitar strums and background feedback. Varied guitar-play, a harmonica and even bells come in, creating a moody and solemn number that explodes for a rousing finish.
While Piedmont Apocrypha is steady, no song really distinguishes itself from the next. Nonetheless, Horseback’s latest is still a solid collection of eerie instrumentals and sounds.
— Mac Gushanas
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