Submersion ‎– Process

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Wil-Ru Records ‎– WR039
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Tracklist

1 Memory 4:40
2 Closest Approach Destruction 17:12
3 Unwound 9:35
4 Escape 10:33
5 Rhythm Drift 24:24

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Synth/FX, treated cassette, field recordings (spring storms at night), chord manipulation.
Recorded spring 2012.

Limited to 100 copies, housed in clear DVD case.

© MMXIII Wil-Ru Records.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WR039 Submersion Process(5xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Wil-Ru Records WR039 US 2013
WR039 Submersion Process(5xFile, FLAC, Album) Wil-Ru Records WR039 US 2013

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lieuwe

lieuwe

January 19, 2015

Super album!! Dark & deep. 10/5
browna

browna

June 26, 2014

I bought this album after reading Escherichia's review and it definately lives up to this fine review shown below!! Deep experimental electronics. I wouldn't really call this Dub Techno...it has dubby moments but this album is about pure subterranean noise and dark brooding ambiance! Brilliant 5/5
Escherichia

Escherichia

July 12, 2013

This album is a summation of everything Submersion has accomplished before it. “Cicada” was more beat-driven and less concerned with overwhelming texture; “Deluge” was a mini-album focussing on the same beat/texture elements found here; “Finality” was largely an ambient work that stripped out the low 4/4 beat; and “Abrade” bridged the preceding two with harsher tones fighting for supremacy over the rhythm. Here, all of those elements coexist throughout the album’s 66-minute running time.

The album starts with "Memory," which contains some of the most beautiful ambience Submersion has created to date. It serves as a calm lead-in to the album, which from there descends into his particular brand of murky, crackling drone-techno. "Closest Approach Destruction" introduces the deep 4/4 pulse almost from the start, taking you right into the maelstrom. This is the sound of churning oceans, of unknown disturbances below the surface. The bass undulates, sometimes disappearing altogether, only to return in a rush that overtakes the speakers. The track lasts a whopping 17:12, but the time glides by effortlessly thanks to the constant shifts in sound; before you realize it you're immersed in the reverberating chords of "Unwound." This piece is dubbier than the last, with the aforementioned chords rising and falling in the mix throughout. “Escape” rises from the previous track’s haze, beginning with the familiar swirling textures before an almost imperceptible hook comes in. Submersion is not known for melodies, so even one as faint as this is a welcome counter-point to the bleak atmospheres that have pervaded much of the album so far. “Rhythm Drift,” the massive 22-minute finale, shudders along through heavily phased and delayed chords and that ever-present kick pulse. After the final notes fade out, two minutes of near-silence close the album, with only the faint, slightly processed sounds of a rain storm ticking away the final moments until a rumble of thunder rises in the mix and abruptly cuts off.

This is not an album for everyone. Its focus on dense atmospherics will likely alienate those who prefer their dub techno more rhythmic, minimal, or outright dubby. For those who enjoy commanding ambience, though, this is a fantastic trip and, to my ears, Submersion’s finest album yet.