Monday, August 3, 2020
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Artist: Iron Fist Of The Sun
Title: We Can Yield Our Own Footsteps
Format: CD
Label: Cold Spring (@)
Rated: *****
This project is presented as "melancholic, cold industrial" by his label but it sounds as a sort of intelligent noise music i.e., noise as a proper sound source than deserve musical treatment.
Above a menacing low soundscape, the resonant metallic beat of "Pride" introduces the listener into a musical universe where noises and distortions are used to create musical movements rather than walls of sound. "The Disappearing Chair" juxtaposed layers of small noises until "Trapped In Amber" reveals his duty to some classic form of noises with voices while "Cold Wet Skin" uses a cinematic noise and a filtered voice until the synth develops them and "Insignificant" returns to a sort of wall of sound. "Born Of Snake" is subtle in his use of noise as a soundscape for the voice and the creation of an atmosphere while "The Only Thought Is Mine" closes this release closer to experimental music as it's able to develop a sort of sonata for noises until a beating noises ends the assault.
Undoubtedly more clever than the average noise releases, it's a project to closely hear as it's even better on handphones rather than full volume stereo. It's really worth a listen.


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