FLUTWACHT: AMPUTATION DESIRE
CDR: Apocalyptic Radio / Nervous Nurs [2005]


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Ah, another obscure & unknown project that has been slung my way thanks to this little reviewer’s game I have chosen to participate in. And with unknown projects there is nothing better then the feeling of being sent a gem of a release that you previously knew nothing of. So will this be one of those particular releases? We shall see!

To provide background Flutwacht are a German based project, where they approach a sound that could be coined as industrial noise or even black ambient, due to the densely muffled sound production. Whilst such music can often work well with a lo-fi production adding to the overall aura, in the case of this I find it far too bass heavy which in turn has created a compressed & flat sounding recording. Now I’m not actually sure if the finished sound was specifically intended or may be symptomatic of poor equipment or recording techniques used?

Anyway, of the 7 untitled tracks, they each run one into the next swinging from oppressively grating ambience through to heaver tonal noise. However with limited reliance on clear compositional structure, I find that the more it rolls on the less engaging the album is. There are some OK ideas at play here, however when I own literally dozens of other albums like this – but far better – you get this picture that this is going to sink to the bottom of my records collection rather quickly.

RJS

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