Started by GEWALTMONOPOL, December 15, 2009, 09:30:59 PM
Quote from: Andrew McIntosh on August 28, 2019, 03:26:16 PMIt's still taking me ages to keep up to date with ANTIchildLEAGUE's output. Only just today got "The Son" (part of a trilogy that I believe started with "The Father", a release I've had for a while and will also very much recommend). If the current controversy here is about the original use of synths, look no further than Gaya Donadio's output for proof that it is happening. From the start (at least, what I've heard, the "Big Fat Arse" 7"), there's a truly original approach to both hard edged electronic sounds and composition of tracks. No switch-it-on-shout-over-it motions running through here. Not to mention a very precise use of recording, engineering and mixing which one would expect normally from some kind of "academic" approach to sound, but here is just sharpening the already sharp edges of the sounds. Volume and impact are there. It's not a kind of sound I normally get into (or, to be honest, hear a lot of, Iron Fist Of The Sun being the only immediate comparison I can make) but every rule has its exceptions and for me ACL are among them. It's the viciousness of the pieces that wins across. There is dark and sinister, like the opening piece "Fragments" (one of the standout tracks actually) to the closer piece "Fairy Tale" (which also has its louder moments, but is mostly pretty set back). There are more attacking (yet still sinister) pieces like "Non Credo". Harsher (in context) noise spirals like the instrumental "Stand Still" (another standout). And all with very immediate and impressive use of synth and whatever else she's using, although I'd say mostly synth and computer programming. This is digital sounding to its core - pure, precise, sharp, very much "there" in its sound, the kind of sound that will come across whether your speakers are shit or decent - and yet maintains the severity and disdain for convention all the most original Industrial has. I'm rating it that highly.
Quote from: ConcreteMascara on August 13, 2019, 02:48:03 AMQuote from: bitewerksMTB on July 30, 2019, 01:55:15 AM Form Hunter – Dripping Curve (Prime Ruin)Excellent! Gotta get their other releases & sure hope a proper full-length is in the works. Some of the best rough noise I've heard since the Treriksröset LP on Harbinger.Just got this tape and gave it a listen. Agree 100%, this is an absolute scorcher!
Quote from: bitewerksMTB on July 30, 2019, 01:55:15 AM Form Hunter – Dripping Curve (Prime Ruin)Excellent! Gotta get their other releases & sure hope a proper full-length is in the works. Some of the best rough noise I've heard since the Treriksröset LP on Harbinger.