- Experimental electronica
- Modern classical
Saturday, January 31, 2015
/Noise rock, Experimental rock, No Wave, Art rock, Space rock/
Comment: it is great pleasure to return to the catalogue of Rack & Ruin Records again and again. Memoirs of a Fallen Bomb`s 5-track issue consists of noisy and hirsute guitar riffs and more restrained noise burning on inferior levels. Maybe it is a contemporary, spacey instance of blues rock. However, on the other side there are also represented arpeggio-laden guitar arrangements which nature is remarkably circumspect yet filled with aesthetic tension. By the way, the release involves a video either. In a nutshell, this issue is worth to be remembered.
/Witch house, Epic, Newbreed, Darkgaze, Drag house, Leftfield, Trianglecore/
Comment: this 6-track issue is a fine example from the pigeonhole of the so-called witch house/drag house music. I am very satisfied with this issue because of providing solemn synth feeling conjured up by tight cathedral organ drones and on the other side it broadens your imagination due to dystopia invoked compositional impulses. Sea incorporates field recording sounds into the mix of hanging synth progressions. The best moment on the album is Night which is profoundly dreamlike, warm and majestic offering the feeling like you are swimming in a pool with the temperature at least 35 C by Celsius.
/Modern classical, Piano music, Minimal, Post-classical/
Comment: Screws was recorded while Berlin, Germany based musician Nils Frahm was recovering from a thumb injury. The album includes volatile chord progressions and restrained motive developments played on the piano. Indeed, those motives spawned over there used to surface and then meander over lone landscapes and then disappear into nothing. It can say that Frahm´s goal is not to reach some goal in a direct sense but just to move on and provide moody impulses and moments. On the other side, the album`s sense can be considered a successful equilibrium between silence and sound.