Pinkk Llullabies

by ORiFiCE

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released January 19, 2013

At twice the length of its 30-minute predecessor “Signal Kitchen” (ACR 1002), this latest album by noise artist Orifice offers some surprisingly gentle moments amongst its 13 tracks of wavetable-synth improvisations. Orifice frequently indulges in classical harmonies with a friendly analogue synth sound, only to crush them between grainy shards of oscillators in overdrive. The resulting tensions makes it possible to listen out for interesting details instead of just enjoying the sheer sonic force of the noisier parts.

Given the fact that only one instrument is used, the improvisations span a surprising variety of timbres. The sinewave-flavoured sounds of the synthesiser, recorded in a way that deliberately preserves some imperfections of the signal, sometimes resembles guitar feedback, while the repeated use of sounds with a very short attack suggests the idea of a garage-style glockenspiel. Another interesting aspect is the use of repetitive structures, noisy loops that only change rather gradually. Track 9, sounding somewhat like Darth Vader in mortal combat with a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner, is a wonderful example of this rather minimalist approach.

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