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CAUTERISED: Trifler Vs The 70s

 Posted by Maurizio Pustianaz (@)   Experimental / Avantgarde / Weird & Wired / Glitch / Noise / Field Recording
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Sep 10 2011
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Artist: CAUTERISED
Title: Trifler Vs The 70s
Format: CD
Label: What A Carve Up! (@)
Rated: *****
TRIFLER VS THE 70S is the newest Cauterised album and it contains thirty minutes of samplerism and it sounds like a long blurring nightmare. Ian took many 70s sound sources and mixed them up, looped them adding reverb, slowed them down, etc. He took movies and tv samples and produced a sort of horrorish exotica soundtrack. Sometimes there are pieces of 70s hard rock coming to surface (some drum solos, for example) as well as orchestral jazz which sounds more 50s than else. The titles are descriptive and remember the ones of old soundtracks and sound like this: "Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness", "Lesson 1", "I Was A Teenage Piano Teacher", "Love Your Money", "Dracula", etc. If you love old B-movies and you're in vein of a bit of transversal approach to their culture you can check this album at cauterised.bandcamp.com. It is available in digital download and in CD-R with fabric sleeve.
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Artist: Perception Cleanse Perception (@)
Title: inVERSIONS
Format: CD EP
Label: Dungeon Recordings / Backscatter Media (@)
Distributor: Shinto Records
Rated: *****
Another often discovered artist calls it quit, as this is the last PCP release ever. PCP is a solo project by the Little Sap Dungeon founder, Kevin J. Cazier. This project has always had a quite experimental mentality, it often has been a kind of pool to include several sounds and ideas, which may would not fit with Little Sap Dungeon, Kevin's dark and haunting Electro/Industrial effort. Of course, drastically style changes ' this has happened quite often with PCP in the 10 years of existence ' are seldom the right choice to build a constant fan-base. There are reasons and a statement of Kevin regarding the end of this side-project, and I would like to quote him: 'I just felt that the project had become too unstable and confusing for listeners with all the style changes in musical genres. In all honesty I could've started 4 different projects from PCP and built a much stronger fan base keeping styles separated. I'm not a fan of unpredictable projects either. At the time I just wanted a project with some diversity and have proven it can be done. Not every track needs to sound like the same song.... not every track needs to sound like a club hit, which has been something that has bothered me about the scene from the get-go. I value projects with theme and imagination in their music, not gimmicks and club trash.'
Clear and true words, nothing more to add, now coming to this EP, which holds 7 tracks in stock, which generally pick up of the Dark Ambient-like mood of the last studio work 'Black Labyrinth Wonderland'. 'inVERSIONS' is seemingly sort of companion release, as it features mainly remix works and alternative interpretations of this last album. Not that easy to consume, I guess this last efforts of PCP have been at least the less accessible works from Kevin are filled with unconventional soundscapes, here and there rhythmically supported with excerpts out of Breakbeat, Downtempo and IDM-related styles. Again a bit more demanding to fall completely into it, but so it has always been. An end for good for this project, now back at the mixing desk for the new LSD efforts. PCP last EP is available as download, but also as a limited run of a CD pressing (50 copies available.)

KAZUYA ISHIGAMI / MIKE SHITFLET : Might is right, but truth is truth

 Posted by Andrea Ferraris (@)   Ambient / Electronica / Ethereal / Dub / Soundscapes / Abstract
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Aug 31 2011
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Artist: KAZUYA ISHIGAMI / MIKE SHITFLET (@)
Title: Might is right, but truth is truth
Format: CD
Label: Neus-318 (@)
Rated: *****
Kazuya Ishigami is back and again with an interesting collaboration. For those who don't know him we're speaking about the musician behind Neus records, this new cdr presents a couple of composition not so far from the style of other works involving this japanese. Minimal electronic music assembled in a couple of compositions slowly developed to bring every sound to its natural evolution. As I've said every track has been developed in a way that some of you will find traces of some classic electronic composer of the last years. There's no doubt both Ishigami an Shitlet are patient the consequent result is the fact that during the half an hour of the first movement it's really hard to avoid getting stoned, it sounds like a cerebral overdose. With a similar length the second composition brings forth some sort of melody all seems in suspension, by some means this could give some hints there's a japanese influence. The closing track from ecstatic becomes odd.

FLUTWACHT : Mit Nichts

 Posted by Andrea Ferraris (@)   Industrial Noise / Power Noise / Harsh Noise
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Aug 31 2011
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Artist: FLUTWACHT (@)
Title: Mit Nichts
Format: CD
Label: Licht Und Stahl (@)
Rated: *****
It's a while I don't hear anything from this german band and here we go with this new release which shows me they've kept following their path. Industrial music, you can't beat the feeling and if this sentence fulfills your expectation this release it's probably addressed to you. Here and there the sound of this release reminded me influences from Deutsch Nepal and a bit of Brither Death Now, but just a few segments of the song, nothing more than that. The sound definition of the band has become quite good, and they managed to reach a discrete know how in changing the atmosphere from soft to extra heavy and back with slow progressions and the first track is a good example of this modus operandi. Despite the many harsh noise crescendos Fluwart maintain a constant balance between industrial music and dark ambient feeling so the end result is a certain hypnotic feel that helps you relax easily to their style. Sure, probably we're speaking about hard ambient or I0d better say soft industrial style, by the way that's the name of today spacial. An old school feel and a bunch of analog sources involved in the process.

Activity Center: Lohn & Brot

 Posted by Andrea Ferraris (@)   Experimental / Avantgarde / Weird & Wired / Glitch / Noise / Field Recording
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Aug 31 2011
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Artist: Activity Center
Title: Lohn & Brot
Format: CD
Label: Absinth (@)
Rated: *****
Ages ago I've reviewed another releases involving Michael Renkel and here he is, back with a brand new work but the quality is still the the same. With this Active Center project , Renkel and Burkhard Beins have been using guitar and objects creating a bunch of damn interesting electro-acostic tracks, what surprises me about both is the fact despite their apparently inexpressive/abstract musical style they haaven't lost a sort of melodic edge and that is not a natural consequence of the fact there's a string instrument, in fact the reach the shape of a song even while playing non melodic part with the shade of a structure. When dealing with this structure thing we encounter some of the most interesting characteristic of Renkel plus Beins' cd, a good example of that could be represented by the ideas floating in the opening track where they pass from electro-acoustic to quasi contemporary classic influence to what sounds like ambient music. In some way this work brings my mind to "All cracked medias" from Dean Roberts but it's more difficult, dead serious, if Berlin was still the grey town it used to be we cold speak about the influence of the architecture. Another things that here and there resurfaces quite easily from the music is a Seventies aura even. Three long tracks and two short intervals and the usual Absinthesque-7"format. The strength of this duo and their music lays in composition.


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