Sunday, June 15, 2014

REVIEW-REGOSPHERE-INSOMNIA-CASSETTE

REGOSPHERE-INSOMNIA-CASSETTE
DANVER STATE RECORDINGS/DSR55
POWER ELECTRONICS/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH J-CARD INSERT FEATURING LYRICS.
ON CLEAR CASSETTE WITH STICKER LABELS.
REGOSPHERE IS:
ANDREW QUITTER-ANALOG SYNTH/VOCALS/
ELECTRONICS/BOWED-HIT METALS.



SIDE A.) 

I.) INSOMNIA:
I Can't sleep tonight.I have personally had to deal with
insomnia for years so I figured this would be the best time
to review an album centered on the subject.We start with
thick rumbling synths containing hidden rhythms followed
by secondary synths that stretch in a far reach for slumber 
that can not be attained.Strange noises fill the background
but it is hard to identify what they are...Insomnia often comes
with paranoia so everything sounds like it wants to kill you...
Whether it's the gentle scrape of leaves and branches outside
your window or the endless hum of the ceiling fan.We take a
turn and find ourselves in a dark corridoor of dim light and
hissing steam.Like that nightmare world at the end of the
first "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie.A choir of woe and
warning formed by feedback rises out of the shadowy corners.
It is obvious that this is not the safest place to be but maybe a
nice little walk will exhaust you enough to fall asleep.It starts
to feel like the walls are closing in around you and everything
twists in form until there are faces surounding you with sinister
grins.All of this vanishes as you shake your wits back together.
You now find yourself in a realm of creeping static and strange
electronics that I can't seem to find the words to describe in these
late hours of the night.Drones form out of nothingness and grow
in volume as the hissing rhythms of steam return.Screamed vocals
attack you in a sudden frenzy of rage.You can keep telling yourself
it's all just a bad dream but you know sleep has eluded you.I have 
never been dissapointed by anything I have heard from REGOSPHERE
and it looks like that won't be changing anytime soon.There are some
tones in the background that sound sorta like emergency sirens that
only add to how fierce and life threatening this sounds.Heavy but muted
rhythms that sound like someone tapping out drum beats on a microphone
with their hand can be heard...Which only make this stranger but in a good
way.We shift into a third movement made up of rushing whitewater rapids
and swirling sewer gurgling.Like being sucked into a huge vat of filthy water
and washed away...Never to be seen again.

SIDE B.)

II.) WHAT TIME IS IT?:
To answer the question asked by the track title it is 4:47 A.M. Or at
least over in our neck of the woods it is.Like I said before, No sleep
for me tonight so why not blast the newest releases from Danver
State Records! Side B starts out with some odd and ever expanding
tones.Like recordings of giant bells time stretched until they take
the form of drones moaning in misery.Static in hissing rhythms and
pulsating death rattles join in and inject their venom into your veins.
REGOSPHERE has a thing for slow build ups and perfectly timed use
of additional textures and layers and he does it in a way all his own.
Minimal percussions shamble in the background and deep bass drums
plod on like a slow walk through a trance of despondency.This is in no
way happy or fun music.This stuff is agony dragged out forever.That is
not to say it isn't good cause it's fucking fantastic...Just not what most
people would classify as entertaining...But fuck them anyways...It is
starting to sound like a breeding ground of coiling serpents.Entranced
and enthralled in their lustful activities.Screamed vocals echo in the
distance like hearing someone screaming in the woods from half a mile
away.The pace doesn't really pic up...It just seems like more things are
thrown in the mix and piled on to keep things interesting.And this tactic
works thankfully so there are no complaints here.It all ends with sampled
sounds of a thunderstorm on the horizon and hazy ambience that sounds
like a song for a funeral.You can hear the buzzing of electricity running
through the mournful clouds as rain begins to fall gently on the hallowed
ground below.Strange ambience with a middle eastern vibe to it appears
and vanishes as if it never existed.Feedback dances on the air like spirits
come to escort the departed to the next realm of existence.The storm grows
restless and sends winds to shake the trees.The sky is growing darker every
second and will soon consume everything in sight.Find shelter before it's
too late.

ONCE AGAIN REGOSPHERE HAS CREATED ANOTHER SOLID
RELEASE.IF YOUR A FAN THEN YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU
NEED THIS.IF YOUR NEW TO REGOSPHERE THEN THIS IS
A GREAT PLACE TO START.EITHER WAY THIS IS A KILLER
TAPE:

7/10
-ABATTOIR-

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