released August 19, 2013
Many albums in the Attenuation Circuit Eco Series are split releases aiming to present the wide range of possibilities of contemporary sonic art in a user-friendly format. This album contains four noise compositions jointly created by Animal Machine and Exedo.
Both artists bring their distinctive noise styles to the collaboration. Animal Machine supplies frantically rhythmic structures, while Exedo uses that same material to create extremely time-stretched swathes of hiss and drone that add a threatening monochrome backdrop to the hectic foreground activity. You can run all you like, this music seems to say, something dark is going to get you anyway. But while you’re at it, try and have fun by playing with the mess, perhaps all that’s rotten is not so bad after all. Remember: the wonderland that Alice tripped into was not really all that wonderful either, but actually rather weird.
File under: Noise
WHITE NOISE.... DADÀ:
ANIMAL MACHINE release next to EXEDO is an almost 40 minute album of chaotic, disorded and ultra dynamic harsh noise that change non stop, which should surprise no one at all. His output of late has felt very similar – I keep coming back to his release on the norwegian label "Ambolthue Records", also his "Killing Wheel", where all tracks sounded almost completely the same irritable extreme harsh noise. I’m don´t know why the EXEDO influence is absent, there is no EXEDO influence, in the sense that this austrian project use to make noise close to ambient / drone landscapes and a slowier tempo. Here both projects show us its wild side, its extreme side. Pure chaos but whatever the case, this release is certainly a slab of pure synthetic and electronic harsh noise that show light from all corners. Here there is a sound sharp and my ears can to percive a great chaos sensation in the background of ambiance. There’s little room within the wall for milion movements – the dynamic is stoic, the noise is stoic – and so the result is something that evokes a total universal explosion. If you like the japanese masters don´t miss this split. Energy, Eclosion and Noise!
Sollten ANIMAL MACHINE & EXEDO je etwas von La Monte Young gehört haben, dann hat das in ihrem Alice in Rottenland (ACE 1004, CD-R) keine erkennbaren Spuren hinterlassen. Auf dem Exedo-Titel Excrescent ausrutschend, kann man sich schon eher einen Reim machen auf ihren mörderischen Power Electronics Trash, der einen mit seinem wahrlich nicht zimperlichen Sandstrahlbrausen, Trillern, Zischen, Splattern und Rotieren ähnlich beglücken kann wie ein Rachenputzer, bei dem zuletzt Kakerlaken auf dem Flaschenboden sichtbar werden, mit durchgorenem Exoskelett.