A Plague of Knowing (Relapse)
Reviewed by Michael Toland, Fri., Aug. 2, 2013
Also of alt.country act Mount Moriah, Chapel Hill, N.C., mad scientist Jenks Miller carefully recombines Southern rock, psychedelic ambience, and black metal, proclaiming "It's alive!" over the corpus of a quirky but graceful monster. Three hours of demos, outtakes, live cuts, and other ephemera collected on three discs include everything from ersatz synth themes and dark folk rock to a 42-minute meditation on a single chord. Eccentric, eclectic, and brilliant.