Wednesday, March 23, 2016
What's more underground than a Noize release? A Noize release recorded live at festival that's copied to commercially obtainable blank cassette tapes, one-sided, with hand-written notes and a home-printed inlay card. So this is what we're dealing with when it comes to the latest output from the unstoppable Dr. NoiseM who's been playing "Live @ Audioblast Festival #4" only recently. So what we get here from this 45 minutes excerpt of his performance is a start into cold, scientific Future Ambient that's soon accompanied by rhythmic pulses of what seems to be white noise - functioning both as contrast and foundation, easily dissolving the perception of time due to endless repetition and slow evolution, so that no-one can really point out when this specific plangent, siren-like midrange drone emerged from or was added to the musical menu. Or why the athmosphere drastically changes after whirring, haunting sonic spirals appear and where the strange background noises are coming from that highly intensify the performances spookyness and goosebumps-inducing nature that turns into a stress provoking array of frequencies throughout the 45 minutes runtime. Defo a good listen for those loving deep, electronic experimentalism although the release's format might hold some back from the purchase as a proper cassette release would've been more appealing for sure. But this is the underground.