"Urmula", "Ratan", "Korrelations" and "Pursuit
of pleasure". Five classic, in genuine terms, releases from a group
that has always had a special place in my affections. The music created
by K Meizter & Drakhon never failing to please. The MZ.412 connection
doesn’t hurt either come to think of it. So much so that they sit
together, along with the other projects by HNB, side by side in my CD
collection. Seems fitting that way. "The Dull Routine Of Existence"
marks the 6th essential release by the duo and, once more, the ever increasing
development in their musical progress.
Featuring ten tracks, housed in a six panel digi-pack, BSE have turned
their attentions to the dull everyday routine of life through dark and
experimentally tinged ambient music. They chop and change from melodic
black phases, onto dynamic rhythms, through thoughtfully processed sounds
/ samples and aurally stunning, engrossingly taught dark sound sculptures.
BSE at their best. There’s just so much to admire about "The
Dull Routine Of Existence". It’s a release that gets straight
to the heart of its subject matter. The fight to get up in the morning
to endure another futile repetitive workload, all the while dreaming of
better things which reality tells will never happen, before getting home
and readying yourself to start the process all over again. This is told
through the sounds of an Industrial styled backdrop and dropped in meaningless
conversations, which like the work itself become a major chore, before
the closing of the door on another day. We’ve all been there. Lived
that. Done that. Well here is the soundtrack to your life. Enjoy. It doesn’t
get any better.
The music, as with all BSE releases, is highly atmospheric and charged
with emotion. No matter the subject matter they continually surpass their
previous works by adding new elements into their work. "The Dull
Routine Of Existence" is no exception to this and is a release that
deserves all the critical praise that it must surely garner. An exquisite,
hypnotically captivating, and essential release from two artists who deserve
your undivided attention.