While renowned for his work as bassist for Agalloch and Sculptured, Jason Walton has also frequently ventured into other stranger and more experimental regions over the past two decades, offering a range of baffling yet captivatingly weird sounds with bands like Self Spiller, Especially Likely Sloth, and Nothing. In this latter territory lies the debut EP from Snares Of Sixes, his latest creation. On the band’s debut Yeast Mother: An Electroacoustic Mass, Walton makes a bold and confounding introduction, tangling the listener in confusional, highly aggressive avant-prog. The genre-shredding sound taps into a warped confluence of frenzied King Crimson-esque progressive rock, faint traces of frayed, heavily mutated black metal, haunting atmospheric touches, and abrasive electronics, leaving one deliriously disoriented.Often difficult, frequently nightmarish, this EP easily ranks as one of Walton’s more challenging and oblique offerings, but one of his most fascinating. Features Marius Sjøli and Robert Hunter (Hollow Branches), Andy Winter (Winds), Pete Lee (Lawnmower Deth), Nathanaël Larochette (Musk Ox), and Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured), among others.