Edition of 330 hand-numbered copies, pressed on 140g vinyl and housed in two-toned silkscreened PVC sleeves from the UK duo of Dylan Nyoukis and Karen Constance. Your Snakelike King takes up where The Magnetic Headache left off, going deeper into the kind of nocturnal zone where sustained tones and eerie low-level atmospherics combine with the rhythmic misappropriation of small instruments and domestic appliances to create a crude form of homemade psychedelia. Early Blood Stereo releases all but exploded any notion of ‘aura’ in favour of a violent prole-punk evisceration of prissy ideas like technique and cohesion but this latest incarnation seems to have much more to do with creating and developing a specific atmosphere, one that is often as dread-filled and disturbing as their earlier sides but that somehow has more (spontaneous) compositional depth and a lot more mystery and style. There are some beautifully weird half melodies sunk in here, ghostly keyboard patterns that bloom for mere seconds before disappearing in a smoke of lungs and percussion. I’d say Blood Stereo are at the apex of their own self-invented form right now, with a feel for improvised electro-acoustic weirdness that is as subtle and sophisticated as NNCK and you’d do well to file this one right next to The Magnetic Headache and refer to em both next time you’re looking for a way to navigate yourself clear of the noise = noise cul de sac. It’s all in here. Recommended.