Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Artist: ZONK'T (@)
Title: Purr
Format: CD
Label: Sound On Probation (@)
Rated: *****
Of the different CDs I recently received from Laurent Terrier, the one of his Zonk’t project is the one I appreciated the most. Why? Well, because Zonk’t start from the same elements of the others Laurent’s projects (digital noises, glitch sounds and generally processed sources) but the process work is different: the tracks are shorter and there’s also space for a rhythm structure and also some melody lines are used. These elements make of PURR an album more accessible to the people used to electronic suites or ambient based works. Containing tracks born from re-worked recordings he used for some theatrical choreographies, PURR is divided into nine different parts. As for the other releases the tracklist doesn’t explain that much but this time the tracks are based on a cyclic structure deeply based on rhythm which is enriched by layers of sounds that come and go and by subtle melodies that built a web of sound where alternating bleeps and pulsating waves paint an isolationist landscape that musically is linked to modern ambient music as well to old 70s pioneers like Klaus Schulze or Popul Vuh. Intense and disturbing...

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