/ COLD FUSION: 'PRINCE DE LA MORTE / LIBERTINE'
CDr: Beast Of Prey 
Des Lacs Du Sang
Legion Act 1
Legion Act 2
Mirror Of Souls
I appreciate things that are different. What’s so cool about this
split CDr, apart from the music that is of course, is the CDr itself.
It looks like a miniature vinyl record complete with grooves marking out
the different tracks. Yeah I know a record is constructed on one long
groove…but fuck it…how cool is that. Very fucking cool in
my book. But it gets better. Much, much better.
This split CDr has the combined talents of V-1 (???) and, after serious
reappraisal of his earlier work I reviewed elsewhere, the pretty damn
fine artist who records as Cold Fusion. The first six tracks on this CDr
are given to over to V-1 and his take on black ambient music. To make
a name for yourself playing this style of music you really need to stand
above the hordes of like minded souls and deliver big time otherwise you’ll
become just another name dropped forever from peoples memory. From track
one ‘Prolog’ to track six ‘Epilog’
V-1 throws everything within his musical canon at the listener and most
of it manages to hit the target and stick in the subconscious. Subtle
piano chords accompanied by echoing voices of male & female are intermixed
with cavernous waves of warped electronic sounds and pleasant string like
arrangements. Basically it’s by your numbers black ambient but with
little flecks of originality that bode well for the future for V-1 and
the sick lifestyle he leads. His words not mine.
The Cold Fusion tracks are a slightly different proposition. Here Matstho
dives headfirst into the murky depths of martial rhythmic ambience and
comes up smiling. Having nine tracks over which to impress he wastes no
time in setting out his agenda. Samples taken from many varied sources
are thrown with great abandon into the mix along with studious beat patterns
and inspired electronic patterns of sound and noise. There are slight
touches of EBM bubbling away which really shouldn’t work but somehow
it seems a natural progression to the music itself. Layers of different
sounds are placed precisely in place skilfully crafted from the imagination
of the man himself. One some tracks the music stops as though revaluating
the circumstances of its evolution before firing up once more to complete
the cycle previously started. These nine tracks by Cold Fusion demonstrate
how an artist in full flow can create rousing and intoxicating music that
is ultimately rewarding for those who dare try it for themselves.
This is one of the best split CDRs I’ve heard this year and the
future looks very bright for both these partaking artists.
Fusion] / [Beast Of
Cold Fusion [Occupatria]
Cold Fusion [Report]
Cold Fusion / Rukkanor [Wunderwaffe]
Beast Of Prey Page