Music Reviews

Artist: Kristoffer Nystroms Orkester
Title: brakeHEAD
Format: CD
Label: Malignant Records
KNO is Peter Nystrom of Megaptera/Negru Voda fame and Kristoffer Oustad of V:28, recorded in 2005.

biTer (deep cut edit)

machine music, all the factory sounds are here, squealing noise, beats, the underlying hum of electricity giving the track a tonal grounding, scary metallic voices and string synth pads appear and disappear, a minor chord apocalyptic mood abounds throughout

high_level_input-slow_speed_ouput (well done)

more emphasis on the factory noise this time, the beats are reverberant to within an inch of their lives, tapers off to let the distant music through, filtered by running water and the sound of machines and humans in tandem, almost sad in a way

extenDEAD konnektion (shortened diskonnekted version)

at 19:30 this is considered the short version, swirling clouds of dirty humming air accentuated by mechanical sonic detritus clogging the ears and the brain with its slag, the sonic equivalent of industrial metallic waste

asphalt flowers (kontinentalische norswedeische ordnungsverkriftung mix)

aural meditation on terrorism meant to make you uncomfortable and not as secure as you thought you were, and it succeeds

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