BARDOSENETICCUBE: NECKLACE
CD: Athanor ATNR012 [2001]


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An anxious moment of a noctambulist waking from his walk in sleep to find himself stranded on a hill-side outside a vast, industrial fane; howls puncture through gaping embrasures, saccadic tones squeal behind smoke-stack ramparts, the sky lazes in bloated, shale fumes, freshets of unctuous fluid sear scorched earth, and from somewhere deep within infernal pyres floresce...

This album is the first official release from Bardoseneticcube on the Athanor label, though this album has seen previous CDR release from Black Dead Rabbit Production (BDRP094). A limited edition digipak, "Necklace" is a full-colour, glossy pack with evanescent artwork by Jean-Marc Dauvergne, laconic description and label detail leave little but the rubric stamped black disc for inspection.

"Necklace" is disquieting, which isn't saying much compared to the endless halls of dark ambient music that "disturb", most of the album slips in paramnesia; anxiety is sustained despite the brief interludes before the shambling morass of soughing industrialism returns. Not that the album is without its salient features, it is just that they seem only to have one quest in mind: distort reality by familial tension. It is Cinematic to its own imagined world, one of adytums in the deepest of nethers, of forgotten and now hallowed-by-god-knows-what recesses of a rusted machine of a city. An interesting confusing element is the silence during tracks that one would expect in lieu of the next installment of the album, individual tracks take on a multiplicity of deception that leaves one wondering just what is real and what is not. While the album consists of a talent inspired from sources industrial and noisome "Necklace" conceals itself in a mire of ambience with an inchoate lo-fi approach that retains a pedigree of quality. Accelerated heartbeat rhythms compound with propeller tunnels of noise, subtle elements of animated and unusual electronics hint at an sentience in the backgrounds beyond the realms of simple death industrialism.


NYR

[Bardoseneticcube] / [Athanor]

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