Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jana Irmert - Flood [Fabrique Records 066]

Put on the circuit via Fabrique Records on July 20th, 2k18 is "Flood" the most recent album created by Berlin's Jana Irmert who's inspiration has been fed by Chyngyz Aitmatov's dystopian novel "The Mark Of Cassandra" for this one. Split into three parts the album opens with the 22+ minutes of "Flood Pt. 1 (Standing On Breaking Ice)" which offers a crackling, slowed down and obviously subaquatic structure for rhythmic organisation which is accompanied by whizzing, spiralling modular effects, whirling Noize eruptions and tender, more Ambient-related background pads whereas "Flood Pt. 2 (Silence On A String)" seems to be build on busy reverse background sweeps, dark'ish bass droning, a slow subsurface swell, heaps of immanent melancholia and deep isolation before the final cut "Flood Pt. 3 (The Sound Of The Universe Spinning)" offers multiple layers of siren'esque pulses, deep vibrating bass oscillations, mechanical scraping, short digital crackles and an array of ethereal, floating ambience paired with alarming vintage sci-fi tension to combine all these elements to what is our favorite track on this approx. 52 minutes longplayer. Good stuff.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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