CD: Zone de Confusion ZDC01 
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II" is a CD of material which was first released on tape & CDr
between 1999 - 2001 and is now available with extra bits on the sub division
of Nuit et Brouillard record label. Objekt / Urian are a German duo whose
music is a bit of power electronics, a touch of experimental noise and
a smidgeon of black ambiance all coated in early Industrial music aesthetics.
I went to their website
to find out more about their work to help aid with this review and found…not
a fucking lot actually. One grey page was all that appeared. Click on
that solitary page and you go straight to an email address. Fabulous.
Being a lazy twat I didn’t bother sending off an email for more
information so the CD will just have to speak for themselves instead.
Thankfully "Tonfragmente II" doesn’t so much speak as
screams at you in tongues. It starts off well with a track called ’Fog’
that has one of those irritating electronic beats that you can’t
get out of your head even when its stopped playing. The ghost of Chris
& Cosey reared up and gave this track a huge thumbs up. The second
track has a throbbing swathe of rumbling noise over a harsh beat and some
distorted voices and sing song samples. Suitably modern but cloaked in
mid to late 70’s style. The music continued playing and I played
a little game of spot the influence. Then I gave up. I could mention all
those groups I found but that would spoil the fun for you. Let’s
just say that tracks 6 + 7 are what SPK would have sounded like before
they went into the forbidden realms of pop music. The principle reason
I gave up trying to ‘name those groups’ from the past / present
was that by doing so I was neglecting what Objekt / Urian had actually
achieved with "Tonfragmente II". Put simply…they have
breathed life into a rather neglected and stale genre and given it an
original update it so richly deserves.
Objekt / Urian may bow in respect to their elders but they have carved
their own personalities into "Tonfragmente II", creating one
of the best Industrial noise releases you’ll have the pleasure of
hearing this year or any other year for that matter. The music of yesteryear
updated for today’s modern lifestyle.
Urian] / [Zone