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N.STRAHL.N / METEK - Drowning Devices

Format: CD-R
Label & Cat.Number: Cohort Records CRCD 132
Release Year: 2009
Note: comes in DVD-case
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €8.00

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"five tracks of subtley menacing, creepy combination of pulsing electronics, droning vibration, and field recordings evoking a claustrophobic, lysergic-fueled fevered dreamscape. Comes in a DVD case, the disk is pro burnt and printed." [label info]

"... The thematic approach here seems to be 'life under water', and more special the life inside a submarine. Both artists feel quite the same what the other wants and together they drum up five pieces that fit together quite well. The field recordings are difficult to pin down - but seem to me made in tunnels to get that reverb and that also keeps the sound 'outside', as recorded through a tube. To this they add their own electronics and sound effects. It starts out a bit noisy, but quite soon moves into a musical area where ambient, industrial, and microsound meet up. At times the amount of reverb used is a bit too much, but the claustrophobic nature of the music comes out quite well. Certainly when played through headphones this comes quite close. There is not much difference between the tracks that were finished by Metek or by N.Strahl.N, which might be a bit problematic - faceless perhaps - but together it makes quite a strong album. Something for the lovers of more present drone music, and those who love the Mystery Sea releases." " [FdW / Vital Weekly]