Locust ‎– Natural Composite


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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AMB 4935 CD Locust Natural Composite(CD, Comp) Apollo AMB 4935 CD Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB 4935 LP Locust Natural Composite(2xLP, Comp) Apollo AMB 4935 LP Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
AMB4935DB Locust Natural Composite(14xFile, MP3, Comp) Apollo AMB4935DB Belgium 2010


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October 23, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Natural Composite, CD, Comp, AMB 4935 CD
Nice release I just recently discovered having been a huge fan of the utterly brilliant electronic odyssey Weathered Well.
This release is a little less coherent but thats because its more of a compilation of old and new material dating back to the 1980s. The music is still dark with alot of analog synths and sampling taking the percussion avenue without coming across as stale 90s techno. Its deep, dark and luscious electronic music thats a cut above.
I cannot believe he went the synth pop vocal route on later releases which I recommend anyone avoid esp after listening to Natural Composite and Weathered Well why would you!


April 11, 2009
referencing Natural Composite, CD, Comp, AMB 4935 CD

_Natural Composite_, Mark Van Hoen’s second album as Locust shares many of the qualities as his first: the darker edge, the ambience, the textures. Indeed, one could draw some comparisons to Aphex Twin’s _Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2_ from the swirl and feel of “Pillar.” The siren-like tone that lingers behind “Good God” seems to belie the blasphemous little sample running through the track. The tonal “Fruit Molecules” hangs in the air like a mysterious odor. The titles, at times, seem at odds with conjured sounds: “Air Primary” is more of a whirlwind, while “Air Secondary (Battery)” jitters like an unstable molecule; “It Is Called Peace” doesn’t seem to be peaceful whatsoever with its metallic twitch and thrumming rhythm. At other times, tracks, such as the long and droning “Needle,” don’t develop fully. Not as accomplished as his debut, but still absorbing.