Oh this is wonderful. Legally force the name away from the band that's been using the name for much longer than you, have them rename themselves CSTVT in the process - which is much more kvlt anyways - and then break up. I like the music, really, but this is beyond douchy.
Obsian is absolutely perfect in my opinion, with the really unfortunate exception of the clean vocals on the last track. They're just really lethargic-sounding, practically comatose, and don't fit the otherworldly atmosphere of the rest of the music at all. I think there are ways Castevet could pull off clean vocals, but that is not it. Other than that though the album is a freaking fantastic, ballistic voyage through hyperspace.
@Mrozikos667: give it a few more spins, you are missing out a lot, brilliant continuation of Mounds of Ash in my opinion, even more dense and with more unexpected twists and turns, really a grower (just as Mounds of Ash was)
I just cannot understand how a band that recorded the lovely "Mounds of Ahs" put out something like "Obsian". I mean, ok, maybe I'm missing something, maybe I'm just stupid, but while listening to it (3 times already) I feel nothing. Void. Just some background fuzz coming in through one ear and out through the other. One of the severest disappointments of the year.
I like the debut a tad more from first listen, took a bit for it to really open up to me because there were a few lulls in bits of the first 3 tracks. Really enjoyable though, I can see this growing one me in the coming weeks/months.