- Release Date 2018-07-30
- Label FNOOB DiGiTAL
- Catalog FD021
Beginning with droning bass synth and noise blasts resembling cymbal crashes or perhaps explosions, the title track patiently builds to a storm of 4/4 distorted kick drum with sharp transient, followed by not your average set of hi-hats and percussive metal. The remix, featuring a stalwart of the Italian industrial techno scene, Bleim01, takes the original and substitutes broken-beat kicks for four-on-the-floor, as well as a more pulsating feel to the hi-hat patterns.
Next track, 'Blood Tears of Angels', begins atonally with a noisy, slow, pitched-down kick drum, crash cymbal sounding like a truck's air brake, and a wall of monstrous, reverberating growl, pierced by a reversed cymbal and again commencing in 4/4 distorted kick. Layers and layers of assorted jangles, mechanical belches, hi-hats, and a minimal melody emanating from tortured, overdriven synth signals follow. This track's remix features the Delhi, India based duo A Birth Defect, who clean up the noise in the original but leave a stroboscopic, pulsing residue.
The third track, 'Funeral Forest', maintains the heavy kick of the first two tracks but introduces melody on rapidly modulating synth, as well as flashes of breakbeat, all with characteristically inventive sound design. Moscow-based techno producers Wunderblock deliver a more atonal, rhythmically based take on the original, drawing the sound closer to a 4/4 feel with extensive use of hi-hats.