BOEING: THERE...AND BACK AGAIN
CD: Gravestench STENCH 01 
Ltd x 500
Rest Of Hiroshima
Music shine a light. Shine a light on me. A worthy sentiment somewhat ruined by the fact that most music vomited out today couldn’t power a five watt light bulb. Cutting through this eternal darkness with the power of a lighthouse, blazing with the power and intensity of a thousand suns, comes this release from Velehentor. "Boeing: There And Back Again" (great pun) comprises of three separate acts dedicated to the memory of the Hiroshima victims in 1945, Oklahoma city bombing of 1995 and the 9-11 attacks of 2001.
first three tracks, ‘Opening the Womb of Enola Gay’,
‘Eternity of an Instance’ and ‘New Sun
is setting over the World’ deal with Hiroshima and the shock
and awe tactics employed by the good old US-of-fucking-A to end the war
in the far East with Japan. Frazzle a few hundred thousand people into
micro dust and even the best resolve to fight on will eventually wilt.
Track one musically sounds like very early Frontline Assembly (ish) which
explains the subtitle ‘Lullaby for the Empire of the Rising
Sun’. Very upbeat in tempo with that early electro Industrial
vibe, drum machine thumps and synthesisers laying down the melody, before
the shit hits the fan on track two. This 10+ minute opus is a gradual
build up of the most desolate and anguished ambient so befitting its subject
matter. The electronics are drawn out slowly into eternal drones whilst
the ghosts of the dead hover whispering in the background competing against
the sounds of collapsing buildings. Recovering from this aftermath the
third track strikes with a hard paced beat with bells tolling and the
synthesisers in overdrive spelling out the hopes for a new dawn. A suitable
and climatic end to three well paced and thought out pieces of music.
whole recording, housed in the excellent DVD packaging complete with booklet
and postcards, is an ambitious and beautifully realised piece of work.
The sum of the different parts are totally cohesive whether played separately
or together and is quite remarkable overall. Whether you’re a fan
of power electronics or of uncompromising music with its heart firmly
attached to its sleeve then "Boeing: There And Back Again" is
for you. Pretty fucking amazing overall.
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