Locust ‎– Natural Composite

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Pillar 5:13
Good God 5:46
All My Sadness 5:46
Air Primary 7:21
Air Secondary (Battery) 5:45
Needle 10:09
It Is Called Peace 6:01
Fruit Molecules 4:01
Exaggerated Depression 3:47

Versions (3)

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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scoundrel

scoundrel

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.