JARL: OUT OF BALANCE
CD: Malignant Records TumorCD14 [2003]


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Jesus H Christ I'm confused. I only goes out and buys this JARL CD thinking it must be the latest fun fest from them when I discover that it is in fact a predecessor the their "Sealed Void" release. Que? Well it appears that some UK distributors have managed to get their hands on a stock load of these so I suppose I should do you all a favour and review it. Don't thank me. All part of the service you know. Unlike the "lets slash our wrists and party" noise that was "Sealed Void" here JARL are to be found working within 'ye olde' Industrial soundscape mode and for that we should be thankful. I suppose you could call it 'Dark' ambient music. I suppose you could call it 'Deep Black' ambient music. I suppose you could call it 'Electronic Soundscape' music. Call it what you want, as I'm sure you will anyway, but what you get for your money is some of the best bleakest, throbbing, ebbing electronic music you'll have ever heard. At times hypnotic and mesmerising. At times disturbing and disorientating. At times experimental and rhythmic. When the music keeps evolving but never becomes boring or stale you know you've found something special. Its those qualities that shows the mark of true genius and this recording has that and a whole load more. Lovers of any of the forms of ambient music won‚t feel let down with this in their collection. If, on the other hand, you've never experienced the music of JARL before then this is the ideal entry place for you. Excellent with a capital 'E'.

ANM

[Malignant]

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Other Reviews:

Jarl [Akatisi / Somnolens Part I - VI]
Jarl [Fragile Confrontation]
Jarl [Parallel / Collapsing]

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