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© 1993 Remyl.

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  • Matrix / Runout: DANDISC ** RML 1 ** 93051105/01
  • SPARS Code: DDD
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June 2, 2012
This album opens with "Know The Machine" - sombre dark film soundtrack atmosphere changing gradually into a light, metallic-shaded Techno thing with some nice FX (i.e.. heavy bursts of drums over a thin sequence) before bursting into almost Punk-like life,kicking up it's heels in a bright thrash-out with machine voice. "Xox" again opens with the dark strangeness of a Science-Fiction soundtrack, opening out into a similarly moody tune with chill shards of keyboard & dark moaning bodies of bass passing each other in a symbiosis of tune, "Golden Triangle (v 5.00)" reminds me a lot of THE OVERLORDS' breed of EBM with vocoded words and a bright-yet-darkly-determined fastish tune. "Bullmerge" is credited to 'The Machine', and is a series of electronics & synthetics over which voice processor (sorta souped up Speak & Spell) speaks its dehumanised robotic words. It has a floating, echoed tune held within its drifting muscae volitantes of space synthesiser. "The Barrier" is their contribution to the Pure Noise culture - a swirling mass of dirty off-white sounds, speckled with a variety of junk noise & assorted detritus, hidden machine sounds & other such things, all building and changing within a shapeless gaseous imagery. "Maskin Maskin" is a slowly moving track, again having it's roots in EBM, but having moved into a stranger, moodier area - lots of crests & troughs within this strange electronic structure which has a ritualistic sound. Neo-Cyber-Primitivism, embracing vocal chant to a thin, stark, stalking slow rhythm. "Post Human" is an amorphous atmosphere of noise, an other-worldly drift through an ultra-scientific decadence, blasted city-scapes of devolution & cold automated death. It grows, like a fourth-dimension conceptual analysis of a star imploding, transforming into a junk-scape of unrelated detritus noise. It evolves into a "Terminator"-like stark military thing before collapsing once more into shapelessness. "Dave Blomster (Dead Flowers)" is a short & strange thing, another delve into a bizarre electro-world of ponderous keyboards, echoing shards of noise & coldly dehumanised distant voice. "Hardware Dump" returns to the relatively sane world of Techno with a fidgety rhythmic thing, danceable yet with cold, hissing lead synth, making it once more a venture into a Cyberpunk domain "Black Visitors" is another journey through a cold, alien soundscape, this time a passage through a place dripping with evil, a dread abattoir for human flesh, a mountainside from BRIAN LUMLEY's Starside Wamphyri world where each footstep is placed with the knowledge it may be your last. "Gets To Know You" returns to a more strict structure, a seemingly simple electronic rhythm over which their computer-like vocals repeat the title over & over. It's a long track with a minimum of variety, having a hypnotic sound with its stark, clangerous composition..

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.