Porousher ‎– Rotor EP

Porousher ‎– POR-01
CDr, Mini-Album, Promo


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October 2, 2011

ANDRÁS NUN / Ultrasound

It would not have been started better. This is the first introduction disk that the Ultrasound received from a domestic, Pécs city group, and even it will not be continued in every month, there is still a good reason for being happy, since the Rotor, this altogether 20 minutes colourful palette is really hopeful. It gives a taste of what qualities are hiding undiscovered, and gives hope, that there can be born here at home such music which is modern, measurable by international scales and up-to-date, valid even for the general public. Anyway, the domestic field cannot really produce popular music listed on the international stage, but can surely produce something else. It is simply professional work. Starting with the fine, hair-like lines of the jacket radiating clarity up to the sensitive sound of the records. The material is ready for release. It includes four records with different worlds, each being splendid of its kind, on the ground of which Porousher may set out in any direction. It can be definitely felt, that they move very homely in the contemporary popular music genres - in techno, in such and so beats, in drum and bass and in ambient - which does not mean that they 'would play' even any of them. Especially not, that the disk would be a popular type. No, it only means that they come from such a generation, for which the after-rock music world means more, and cultivate it with sure hands and ears. Thus, the records of Rotor are not popular types, yet they are only experimental ones just to such a degree, as they might be tactical to be so. On the base of the disk it isn't easy to decide, whether there is such a tactics at all. However it seems, that there is not, since the Rotor radiates this with its sounds that are honest and not at all devised. They enjoy the music, and it is good! For everyone. The first record, Poturi (Paradigm 1.0E+10), brings its experimental face for the band. Here, the noises of an automatic machine line, which are pleasant, ordered in more and more intensive mechanic and electronic rhythms, form themselves into a totality. It is an excellent, melodious noisemusic. The second, the Poturi (Paradigm 2.0E+10) being in a not-unstickable relationship with the first one, starts with a very particular speedy drum march, which advances in a misleading way a simple techno number, but at the same time there begins a humming being quiet at first, and it indicates that there won't be nothing like a smothered spectrum techno. Soon very strange twisting sounds release the number from the drums, and in the middle of the number we can hear only its shadow slowed down. Later the drum starts again, but from here it has a completely different effect, because what we heard in the middle of the number cannot be considered as if it had not happened. It is a composition bursting with health, as well as those that come after it. The third number is a hit in an absolute and good sense. Fortunately, neither the numbers nor the construction of the disk wish to suggest such image, that the Porousher would be a noise-champion group, therefore this number is also at the best place. What others manage to achieve only during years, or never, here already goes in promo. It is developing, it has an arc, a beginning and an end. it is a direct hit. The last one, the Natura, is a real flowing 'jam session'. The first sound has definitely a Cocteau Twinses spirit, and it also returns at several places later on, and at the second minute, it even sound as if we would hear the blurred singing of Elisabeth Fraser in the background. Well, it is already touching only because of it. If the word demanding did not have an incredibly repulsive taste in connection with music, then it should be put here. The title of the disk is proper even for two reasons. On one hand, the numbers change one another in mood and in notion, and on the other the disk must be kept going round, that is it is hard to take out of the disk player, it makes itself to be listened to so much.