Andorkappen, LA based noise/ drone maestro and also honcho at Underground Tape Review is back with “Temples Of The Unvirtuous”, on one of our favorite labels, OXEN, also an LA based imprint. “Temples Of The Unvirtuous” begins with a slow, low, hollow drone which barely is able to escape the speakers, however this distant drone steadily becomes a thick, warm, comforting, whirring sawtooth buzz accented by a steadily rising sine wave pitch poem, steadily climbing the ladder or alienation and confusion. This is the style of synthesizer drone music i have been waiting for, stripped, raw, warm, an a-tonal form to atone to. The bass forward drone, and the high pitched ring, engrosses the hearing until the sound is like a shaking, microscopic robotic insect drone which has entered the brain via the ear canal. You now have become rather UNcertain of what the future may hold.
The drone remains omnipresent, now navigating the innards of your nervous system with its sweating, pulsing, reverberations of mechanical hell, yet somehow this hell is soothing and relaxing, like the warm hum of distant machines that will eventually come to end our life, but for now have taken respite across the desert, gently vibrating and breathing, not quite ready to attack yet. The high pitched buzz has gently, yet in a fixed, determined manner become the musical crescendo and de-crescendo of the A side, and of course the bass for the B side, but rest assured, no matter how your body takes it’s new implanted oscillations, things will be different. Even though this evil sound appears distant it will slowly, steadily and eventually forcefully remap the sonics of your nervous system until you are violently, shaking uncontrollably in a pile of confusion and as you collapse onto the floor, the buzzes cease to exist, and all that’s left is a tiny mechanical bee buzzing against a dark, barren, abandoned landscape, ominously and microscopicly floating in limbo, waiting for it’s next unknown victim.
You can order the cassette from OXEN Label HERE!