CITY ORCHESTRA / CTEPHIN: SPLIT
CDR: Roil Noise RNOCDR029 
Big City Orchestra
Roil Noise record label never fails to surprise. On the one hand they
put out releases that are all out electronic aural assaults appealing
to a minority of fans (see Torturing Nurse as an example [read
review here]). Yet on the other they release totally captivating music
as this split release by Big City Orchestra / Ctephin proves. It’s
got the stage where every release submitted by the label for review is
met with feelings of trepidation and elation. To their credit you could
never accuse the label of playing safe. Let’s hope they never do.
City Orchestra are another well kept secret, although they have a more
extensive back catalogue, and combine music with other artistic endeavours.
Check their website when you’ve got a spare moment. Impressive indeed.
Their five tracks are more experimental in nature aiming for a darker
all round feel coupled with slight noise aspects. Combining a mixture
of relaxing mellow sounds with abrasive electronics actually works in
conjunction with each other. They managed to put a smile on this old cunts
face. No mean feat at the best of times.
[Big City Orchestra] / [Roil Noise]
Direct Link: http://www.auralpressure.com/review/b/big_city_orchestra_ctephin.html
Ctephin: [Maaseh (Gnosis)]
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