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Artist: Habeeb (@)
Title: Il Cancello di Morte
Format: 3" MiniCD
Label: Somnambulant Records
Rated: *****
This 3" CD-r is a tranquil yet desolate, and I mean complete desolation. The feelings flow from grating Dark Ambience, light atmospheres and back to cold feelings of contempt and solitude, not to mention the beautiful layout that enshrouds this work. The artwork is very light in contrast to the sounds within, but still ties in the overall feel. This is a short but dynamic disc, one that is for those into Dark Ambience and textured drones. I have had this playing a lot over the past few weeks and think that it is great work, something very worth your time and dollars getting a hold of.
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Artist: MOLJEBKA PVLSE
Title: The leaves of their songs
Format: CD
Label: Fin de Siècle/[inhospitable]
Rated: *****
Most people probably know Mathias Josefson's solo project for its monstrous single-track drone "Sadalmelik", released by Cold Meat Industry a couple of years ago, and even that isolationist black hole was a far cry from the standard CMI-style dark ambient. Over the years, Moljebka Pvlse has apparently expanded his sound palette quite a bit, and "The leaves of their songs" will probably be a surprising album for many. While still quite sombre, especially in the first half of the work, Moljebka Pvlse's emotional drones, generated by filtered guitars, frequently evolve to ecstatic melodies: of the whole work, "Chorei" and the lengthy "Anzan" are probably the most successful mix of misty ambiences and melancholic guitar riffs (yeah, riffs). Judging from these remarkable results, I hope that Josefson further explores his more serene and melodic style. I'd easily recommend this work to fans of Troum, True Colour of Blood, Stars of the Lid and Growing.
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Artist: UNCODE DUELLO
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Wallace/Ebria
Distributor: Audioglobe
Rated: *****
Adventurous, oblique instrumentals played by Paolo Cantù and Xabier Iriondo (previously involved in remarkable and unique projects like Six Minute War Madness and A Short Apnea) with a legion of friends and guests. Guitars, bass, clarinet, voices, tapes, organs, electronics, etc. collide in these bizarre architectures and ready-made objects - as if the anarchist spirit of the "Faust tapes" was revived by Storm & Stress or their label mates A Short Apnea (minus the tragic feel), Bron y Aur or I-O. A loose, but oddly powerful and cohesive interplay, where melodies and found sounds are continuously shattered and recomposed into new forms, makes this a captivating listen, probably closer, at a skin-deep level, to folk and rock than to academic avantgarde.
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Artist: AMBASSADOR 21 (@)
Title: I Wanna Kill U.com
Format: CD EP
Label: Invasion Wreck Chords (@)
Distributor: Ant Zen
Rated: *****
Ambassador 21 don't take time to rest and after releasing their album and touring through Europe, they release a new E.P. titled I WANNA KILL U.COM. The E.P. has got four new tracks ("I wanna kill u.com", "All the rest like animals has", "Anarchy" and "The english lessons (who suck fuck?)"), three remixes of the main track (thanks to Beinhaus, Ambassador 21's member DJ J. Christ and Lament Configuration) and a video track of "All the rest like animals has" (Enemy LTD directed the video, mixing anime cartoons, live performances by the band and other extreme video sources, creating a mixture that makes you feel the depravation of bestial side of human beings). Musically the E.P. isn't focused only on total distortion of sounds (maybe the manipulation of the Ramones logo, which sees the eagle with the Ambassador 21 logo on its chest and the names of the three members on the perimetrical side of the circle, indicates the influence of punk of the band's music) and the punk/hc samples of "All the rest like animals has" and "Anarchy" duet with tribalism of the main title which is based almost unically on drums. Distortion isn't the main thing on this CD but you can always find it along with the right rioting attitude!
P.s. This is the first Ambassador 21's which sees the release on vinyl thanks to Restroom Records. More to come...
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Artist: N.U.T.E (@)
Title: Drone Function EP
Format: CD EP
Label: Mediatrix
Rated: *****
Live favourites of New Zealand’s goth and industrial scene, this is the second EP for N.U.T.E, and the taster for a long-promised full-length album. The title track is featured here in three versions, with the original and two remixes. In its original state, Drone Function echoes N.U.T.E’s live energy, with a brash, gritty sound, underpinned by the song’s melodic bass melody, and augmented with live drums and cymbal crashes. It’s a hypnotic track with a slow, head-nodding groove that contrasts with some of the more frenetic N.U.T.E material. In the first of its remixes, this time by N.U.T.E frontman Andrew L, the speed is picked up noticeably, with a solid kickdrum providing the songs backbone and making it instantly suitable for the dance floor. The Mercy Cage handles the other remix with a less linear approach, tightly sequencing the material and adding a tinge of vocoder to the vocals. The rest of the EP features Inside, remixed by The Harlequin Cube, and another live favourite, Mass EVL, with its infectious keyboard bassline and guitars by the Mercy Cage. Altogether, EP provides a glimpse of the various sides of one of New Zealand’s most popular industrial bands, combining solid crowd-pleasing tracks with more intricate remix work.
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