FLESH: SHADOW FRACTURE
CD: Tantric Terror 01
Fracture" opens with the fantastic track "Altard";
slow, reverberating, rhythmic electronics over a pulsating drone, progressively
becoming more distorted. Layers weave over and under one another, fading
in and out with quiet moments. Overall a very absorbing piece which would
appeal to fans of Sonar; as would "Nganga" with its
mid-tempo, harsh rhythmic beats. "Rellik" features
overlayered electronics with strange voice samples reminiscent of pigs!
Repetitive with cuts and glitches. I think this song would be fantastic
as an instrumental piece. "Creatures of the Aether"
is a dense, rumbling dark ambient piece bringing to mind the old-school
CMI sounds (e.g.
Archon Satani, Raison
D'Être or Megaptera),
or Lustmord; very
cold and tense with soaring electronic samples and reverbs. A beautiful
track and a long one at 11mins. Also comparable are the tracks "Wormwould"
(another long piece at 13mins) and "Cremation Ground".
"The Writhing Darkness" is quite an experimental track
in comparison to the rest of the album: clanks and sporadic percussion
with clicks and bumps with panning waves and reverbs. More of an exercise
in sampling than a song. I'm not very keen on the track "Corpus
Callosum" which I would put down to the keyboard sound; but
this is a short track and should not detract from the other excellent
tracks on this album. The grand finale is "Temporal Vortex",
a blistering track with vibrating and slightly distorted electronic rhythms.
A well-structured and engrossing piece which feels more like a song than
most of the other tracks. Similar in places to Inade.
A beautiful ending.
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