- Ethereal wave
- Ambient drone
Saturday, November 1, 2014
- Space rock
- Experimental rock
/Experimental electronica, Glitchtronica, Noise, Avant-garde/
Comment: Huyk`s 16-minute long session is fairly intense due to closely adjacent or superimposed elements consisting mostly of insistent digital progressions, glitch-y bits and noisy semi-panoramic backgrounds. At times these noise elements are slightly more buried and coloured in brown, however, resulting in pulsating impulses and surrounded by glitch-drenched ruffles. The session is composed of 4 compartments (all of them are titled as Man Of Brass). Is it a black quadrangle or box?
/Electronic pop, Witch house, Alternative pop, Drag house, Poptronica/
Comment: although this EP contains 3 tracks all these ones will be channelized into one theme and form. Laura Vunk aka Spice Mouse`s vocal used to loom over slightly ominous progressions of tight synth mist and some adjacent sonic effects. Sometimes her singing is supported by the duo`s other part Felix Bondarev (also known from such groups as Red Samara Automobile Club, and Stones & Holes). Indeed, the release was issued in 2011 which was the heyday of drag house/witch house appearance and some (gentler) influences of it can be perceived on this issue either.
/Electro-punk, Alternative pop, Electro pop, Robot pop, Electroclash, Camp pop/
Comment: Kommando Zurueck (or Kommando Zurück) is a collective which does not feel ashamed at all by exploiting cheesy, even deliberately campy elements to mix them into their electro-influenced punk/electro-clash embodiment. More concretely, it is a quite contrasty feel to hear Kraftwerk-esque robotic vocal embellishments along with gimcrack yet often ironical singing in German and infrequently in English. Furthermore, the whole seems to be produced tongue-in-cheek. The favourite tracks of mine are Realitaet, and Mega-Bite.
/Improvised music, Experimentalism, Garage rock, Primitivism, Avant-garde, Psych-rock/
Comment: it is hinted at the ISHITNOISE site Jared Lee Longer is a noise-punk band based out of Southern Maine, USA. Their 8-track issue breaks out in different directions – from piano-driven improvised numbers and psychotic garage rock-driven undercurrents to deranged developments built up on intense rustles and rattles of hi-hats and cymbals. However, the joint part of compositions is based on a loosely structured, even primitive approach and design letting doors very open for the listener to experience new challenging sonorous perceptions.