Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Alan Licht - A Symphony Strikes The Moment You Arrive [Room40 Promo]

Scheduled for release on April 16th, 2k21 via Australia's ever active Room40-imprint is "A Symphony Strikes The Moment You Arrive", the last album by composer, musician and performer Adam Licht which is comprised of two extended pieces - the title track "A Symphony Strikes The Moment You Arrive" and "Room For Storms" alongside their respective radio edits. Whilst the first cut harks back to a live performance at PA's Lounge in Cambridge, MA back in January 2008 with its intense, harsh, cold and metallic sounding midrange droning and ever escalating feedback Noize in combination with cut up, obscured FM radio transmissions that's certainly about to drive your neighbours crazy within minutes when enjoyed at a certain volume on a proper stereo system whereas the second cut is a live recording from October, 2012 at East River Parl Bandshell, NYC, which provides a well contrasting atmosphere with its blurred, ever meandering, chill, somewhat futuristic and not necessarily comforting take on densely layered Ambient which evokes memories of genre milestones like Scanner's "Mass Observation 3" before working its way towards an astoundingly harmonic, yet nerve-wreckingly intense crescendo of sorts. Highly recommended.


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