Saturday, May 28, 2016
Released in mid-May 2k16 is "K", the next episode in Dr. NoiseM's ongoing album series "The CDr A-B-C" which brings us a new one track album per month over the course of 26 consecutive months. And with this new edition lurking evil takes over from the very first minute as we see deep and bad ass bass warps which sound like lost and slowed down remainders of the Virus era in Drum'n'Bass accompany the waves of fierce hissing and respiration that is, in a less threatening way, also used throughout other episodes of the series, but taken to another - and surely lightless - level here. And although calm and peaceful string arrangements are emerging from minute 9 onwards and are even layered by altered, reprocessed female voices which are evoking memories of more experimental compositions of bands like Eyeless In Gaza the overall feel of danger and tension is present, even when the harmonic, soft spoken elements seem to take over and become more present in the overall mix, causing the ambient'ish layers to have a soothing effect that still is nicely contrasted by what's going on in the sub regions of the sonic spectrum. So this might be described as Ambient for die-hard junglists, although there's no beat at all.