DECAYCAST REVIEWS Petridisch – A Fixed Point” CD/Cassette (I Heart Noise, 2017)
Petridisch”A Fixed Point” CD/Cassette are already sold out in physical form (both CD and cassette) but you can get a free download over there at the I Heart Noise Bandcamp Page , which is a label and multimedia platform hosting a rather active blog of the same name. Petridisch’s vocal and percussion forward offerings of multi-layered, slow ambient sonic explosions and chants of densely layered synths, build a wide variety of complex timbral experiments and densely articulated specimens. On “A Fixed Point”, Petridisch begins with slow shimmering waves of ambient, buzzing waves, decaying, cavernous claps and slowly and steadily builds layers of washed over plumes of texture and memory while structures of rhythm and percussion begin to take form. Synthesizers slowly and craftily edge their way in with soft, present swells, mid tempo arpeggiated sines, and layers of ambient noise sustaining bright, shimmering, articulate sonic events.
The voice is an important part of this record and it adds a beautiful cloak around the various track elements and really does gel all of the different elements together as a compositional superglue. Four short, ambient explorations pull equally from The Cocteau Twins, Boards Of Canada, early Eno and so much more, and so much less in the best way possible, as Petridisch truly has cast their own unique sound into the ethos of the word of endless sonic discovery and invention. For fans of ambient, drone, early Tangerine Dream, Terry Riley, and early synthesizer music, Petridisch packs a huge arsenal of sonic weapons in a release that is barely twelve minutes long, Highly recommended.