ANALFABETISM-SELF TITLED-PRO CDR
RHYTHMIC NOISE/APOCALYPTIC AMBIENT/POWER ELECTRONICS/
COMES IN A FOUR PANEL DIGIPACK WITH PHOTOGRAPHY.
I.) HON ATER EN STEN:
The opening track is a little under three minutes total and invites
us in with strange dense electronic rhythms that crackle through your
system as rising secondary rhythms cloaked in light distortion join
the mix.Warped tones, Hissing static bursts and deep distorted pulses
rumble in the background as they force the track forward.A slow shambling
monstrocity.A technological nightmare sinking it's digital talons into your
shivering flesh.Inhuman and robotic voices appear and issue forth commands
impossible to comprehend.Left confused and lost we are thrown into the dizzying
blur of track two.
II.) OM JAG TAPPAR EN ARM:
Corroded symphonies played on dreamy and surreal synths in slow motion open this
eight minute display of alien beauty.Soaring and falling tones ascend and descend
over washed out waves of buzzing distortion.Pulsating electronics rise over dense
bass drums and mechanical rhythms on repeating loops.Low spoken samples fill the
void spaces inbetween as harsh static blasts fill your speakers over and over again.
All is dark and cold as narrations on death and destruction repeat in timed intervals.
Heavy bass drum assaults join in and pummel on.Odd sounds like computer control units
on futuristic space crafts are heard from time to time giving everything a "Cosmic" sound.
Like a mothership traveling from planet to planet to annihilate all life it comes across.
No reason other than conquest and exploration until every galaxy is a black space of debris
III.) EN VISA OM SOMMAREN:
Deep ambient on ultra dense synths floods the room as low spoken samples play out over
other voices that come in reverse as well as sped up to ten times their regular speed.
Heavy static and crushing distortion blast like an all consuming vortex of pure negative
energy.Even thicker strands of distortion appear until all is a blur and then it all fades
and begins again.Distant clatter and scrap metal percussion's ring out over manipulated voices
and escalating otherworldly electronics.Another destructive wave rolls in full and furious.
The heaviness of this track is absolutely immense.This is an all out onslaught on the listener.
A slow motion slaughter of the soul.
Looped rhythms like a more modern version of NON open track four.Repeating chimes are soon
torn asunder by the loudest and most relentless distortion to appear on this record so far.
Looped feedback and heavy electronics similar to some works by EN NIHIL.Burried layers of
dark and meditative ambiance linger as we wait in a panicked state for the next attack.
Sub-bass movements and strange sounds fill the atmosphere.It fills like an underwater
exploration in a sub-marine through treacherous and collapsing deep sea caverns.Dark,
Mysterious and full of danger...Never certain of what lurks around each jagged corner
but pretty sure it's not something you want to encounter.
V.) I HUVUDET PA INGEN ALLS:
For almost nine minutes we are at ANALFABETISM's mercy.Hazy ambiance hangs heavy in
the air as phased tones climb and fall.Again there is a strange otherworldly vibe but
as before it feels like we are in a realm below the ocean waves.Massive distorted rhythms
approach from the distance like great whales coming into sight through the murky waters.
Fierce and powerful with the might of a thousand mortal men.Like coming face to face with
the legendary white whale.Curious synths seem to gather and ponder and observe as haunting
strings stretch out and vanish.If you could see the great vibrations created in the track
I'd imagine they would appear radiant and illuminating like poisoness jellyfish on the hunt
for prey.This is by far one of the most rhythmic albums I have reviewed in a long time.The
patterns created in the noise are both brilliant and effective.Towards the end we are hit
once again with huge striked of punishing distortion only this time accompanied by grinding
noise and surreal soundscapes.It almost sounds like two ideas blended together to form one
complex story.Crafted, thought out and flawlessly executed.
VI.) INGET HUVUD ALLS:
Rumbling noise pops and bursts in your speakers as heavy synths throb in your ear drums.
A little more sinister sounding this time around.Moody strings bellow in a deep voice
creating a field of minimal soundwaves.Suddenly loud percussion's are heard like a large
lock being bolted on an iron door.Soon it is slammed tight and we are trapped in a despondent
corridoor of solitude and isolation.Claustraphobia in an empty space where the darkness is
so heavy you can feel it crushing your ribcage.Blurred voices speak but are impossible to
understand.Fragmented sentences that echo and leave you to wonder their purpose...Never quite
sure of what you did to deserve this punishment but fully aware that the damnation is very real.
As if in mockery the memory of the door slamming shut repeats over and over until it drives you
to the brink of madness.Just when you think you can take no more it is all over and you awake
to a dreary September day.
Laser like pulses fire of and recharge.Dense rhythms on semi-distorted synths are also
present in the mix making this feel powerful and full of energy.Minimal and dangerous.
You can almost feel the radiation sickness as you listen to the track.A distant choir
signals the arrival of swarming noise and spoken samples.This is a very unique peice.
Static shouts echo and trail off as snare drums are quickly smacked.The "bass" drums
sound like an axe meeting a block of wood.Spiraling towers of crunching noise form and
fall as radio transmissions fill the air waves but never reveal their mission or purpose.
Haunting, ghostlike choirs sing a chorus in the distance like some occult ceremony in the
wrong place and at the wrong time.At times all is a confusing mass.An aural cacophony that
simply exists.The effect on the listener is hard to put into words...And when something is
a struggle to define that is usually a good thing in this genre.
VIII.) HON ATER EN STEN TILL
Like the opening track...The final track is a short one...Like bookened holding everything
together and keeping it in place.Bubbling and rumbling electronics send pulses into the air
as loud distorted rhythms that sound like large stones being rolled back to reveal an ancient
entry repeat over and over.Minimal and crisp.Warped and distorted voices speak out from whatever
hideous passage way was uncovered and warn against your entry.Echoing patterns ring out and vanish
and that is the end of the journey.
AN EXCELLENT RHYTHMIC NOISE RECORD FULL OF AMBIANCE AND DEPTH.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CHECKING THIS ONE OUT: