Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Rumored High Speed Rail Hub - 03.12.25 (2003)

/Experimental electronica, Avant-garde, Ambient noise, IDM, Krautrock, Kosmische Musik, Glitch techno, Experimental techno, Experimentalism/

Comment: this project with the strange name seems to be ahead of its time. It is formally an indicator of the point at least, because the title of the album is 03.12.25. In fact, this 11-piece composition has been issued in 2003 to provide meandering spaced-out landscapes backed up by crunchy IDM-alike and glittery glitched out techno propulsions and bass-heavy rumbling here and there. By considering the project`s intention to be ahead of its time it is not incorrect at all. More concretely, there are up many high-pitched synth sounds which used to chime in an overtly futuristic way (for instance, Throw Up). Those brooding synth lines on the top are to startle us by creating phantasmagorical imageries and hyper-realistic associations in the listener`s mind. Is it an electronic counterpart of progressive rock music? Furthermore, it is more close to 70s German progressive music called Krautrock/Kosmische Musik (especially relating to such artists as to Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, and Klaus Schulze). For instance, Dumpstered which sounds almost like an example of space rock created by a stoned Terry Riley in the meantime. Might it be that it comes out from the same branch of reflecting upon Angus Maclise`s artistic endeavours in Nepal after the departure from the Velvet Underground? Indeed, Stark offers up some clues to be proven. The overall pattern of the outing is thought-shifting and mind-provoking along with vivid changes in rhythmic structures and harmony fabrics. Moreover, the issue`s coverprint used to resonate with the whole`s sound. In a word, let`s enjoy this fabulous item. 
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