DECAYCAST Reviews: Katatonic Silentio / Tremco / Neurosplit / Oromë (Biodiversità Records, 2018)

DECAYCAST Reviews: Katatonic Silentio / Tremco / Neurosplit / Oromë (Biodiversità Records, 2018)

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This collaboration shifts  honestly between many many different  sonic spaces; in the least contrived blending of  beat oriented synthesis and, well plants.  Riffing off a  theme of the releasing label, Biodiversità Records, Katatonic Silentio / Tremco / Neurosplit / Oromë create a dense, special world of  sonic possibilities in a structurally rhythmic call and response ping pong of tense, delicate, and complicated sonic events.  Oscillating between dissonant beat oriented electronic music which the  artists admit could be  considered “techno” but the  four to the floor mindless speed comedown hooks are  left  by the wayside for a more atonal, arrhythmic, deconstruction of traditional “techno”, “dubstep” or whatever step” you take away from these quaint but pungent sonic exercises.  “Pteris Variata” unduates  between slower, cold, tense pulsing rhythms, occasionally backed by more straightforward  percussive  voices, however the  ambient  swells and  tense array of  noises never  allows this to become too much of  a  unique sound; the tracks and  sections move  swiftly and  articulate their space and move on, nothing forces the listener into a corner relentlessly, rather  creates a dark and interesting space for the listener to crawl into if they choose and explore a lush, dark, cinematic sound.

Background  swells of anciently articulated sawtooth waves  swell and wobble under a filter noose and offer an ambience which the percussion rhythms can dance around without dominating the mix.  Overall the  vibe is minimalist, tense, cinematic, ambient. Clickity, tapping, bass drums drive the  rhythm exercises through a  full workout of  sonic possibilities ending with perhaps the  EP’s strongest track, ” Oromë – Athyrium cantem” which speaks to  early Phaedra era Tangerine Dream, Wendy Carlos and  even references current producers such as Cloudland Canyon or Peaking Lights.

Will be  digging more through this  Italian based label’s catalog and seeing what other dark, pulsing treats we can find hiding in the brush.

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DECAYCAST #040-1: ARVO ZYLO “An Itch for Nature” Mix

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MIX BY ARVO ZYLO

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DECAYCAST #040-1: ARVO ZYLO “An Itch for Nature” mix

Peggy Lee – Sea Fever (for Edgar)

Michel Delpech – Pour Un Flirt
Takeshi Terauchi & The Bunnys – Sado Okake
“Klua Duang” sung by Phloen Phromdaen
The Beachles – Don’t Talk (Get Better)
Le Forte Four – Aye Mama (I’m Amok)/ Meanwhile Back at the Tulip Boat, Stinky
Walls of Genius – Porcelain God
Foetus (Live in Chicago ’96, Thanks to *KP) – Goin’ Blind (KISS)
Dave Phillips (field recording) – Muay Drums
Regosphere – Nature Knows
Skinny Puppy – Nature’s Revenge
Jandek – Can I See Your Clock
Edward Ka-Spel – Where The Highways Form A Spiral
Sergey Khismatov – Symphony for Industrial Horns (excerpt)
Fhtagn – Live 1-21-18 (excerpt)
Rudi Schneider – Trance Breathing (1933)
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“Arvo Zylo is a recording artist and radio person who has been active since 2000. He spent 7 years with “The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show” on WLUW (also syndicated on KLFM in Split, Croatia), as well as well over 100 appearances on WZRD since 2005, and dozens of live DJ appearances in various contexts. He also spent 4 years co-hosting a soul/funk radio show called “Two Slaps Radio”. For several years, he booked weekly experimental showcases and wild parties, often in decrepit old buildings. He has written on various aspects of sound art and noise for Special Interests, Heathen Harvest, Roctober, NewCity Chicago, and others. His collaborative project / collective Blood Rhythms, released its first LP, “Assembly” in 2015, and his private label “NO PART OF IT”, kicked off in 2008, with a collection of locked grooves featuring Nurse with Wound, Crash Worship, Helios Creed, Sudden Infant, and others.”

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DecayREVIEWS : SEXORCYST “Sangue L’Esorcista” cs (Tusco/Embassy, 2012)

SEXORCYST “Sangue L’Esorcista” cs (Tusco/Embassy, 2012)

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Remember that feeling when your walking a little ahead of your group back to the campsite, and then you look back, and everyone has vanished, and you hear a slight rustle, breaking of
Branches and then you start to smell BLOOD mixed in the wet leaves, and then an exploding GREY LIGHT???? THAT IS SEXORCYST.

On the A side, Deep resonant bass crawls up your spine and slowly twists as black inorganic puss leaks out of bones onto the forest floor of the desolate space that is your future. GUESS WHAT? ITS O V E R !!!! A slow dying hum creeps in and out of a blurry noir nightmare, deserted, screaming into the mud, you jam your head into the mud until your ears fill with blood. At times just a distant disturbing warbling hum, at times a cuchophony of slicing sound, This cassette is a leaking, lurking soundscape of the decaying thudder of your soon to be broken nervous system. Crawling bass, static blasts, circuits frying, creeking broken guitar drones hang necks cords, creeping in the distance, off kiltered dying drum machines, sequenced to stop a heartbeat, slow, sllloooowwww

This tape carves out a space in your ear’s inner brain that’s all too familiar – DESOLATION, FEAR, THE END!
You can try to live again, but you’ll choke in your own curses, but you will always get stabbed in the back, let go, back into the dirt, the soundtrack of your last breath timestretched, fucked
Fucked And more fucked,Just give up now. Sigh. Ok going to crawl under a rock now…….. classic Tusco/EMBASSY silkscreened full wrap Around covers with artwork by Bowers. Verrrry sharp looking, TOP NOTCH PROJECT AND LABEL~~!!!

Overall : 8.6 / 13
Written by : malo
2/15/12

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