Saturday, May 9, 2015

REVIEW-JOSEF NADEK-BLUATIG HART-CASSETTE

JOSEF NADEK-BLUATIG HART-CASSETTE
FALL INTO VOID RECORDS/FIVNMBR63
EXPERIMENTAL NOISE/AMBIENT/FIELD RECORDINGS
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH A BEAUTIFULLY
ILLUSTRATED J-CARD INSERT.LIMITED TO 50 HAND
NUMBERED COPIES ON BLACK CASSETTE WITH LOGOS
PRINTED ON THE TAPE.COMES WITH A BUTTON AND
AN ART CARD.



SIDE A.)

I.) WALDGEISCHTA / II.) NIMMA DA:

"Bluatig Hart" is a short release that somehow manages to pack 
a lot of interesting ideas into a little cassette.One of JOSEF
NADEK's countless releases but a great place to start if you're
new to his work.Side A takes us into two experimental soundscapes,
The first being a strange trip through a dark forest as a crisp
ambient soundtrack guides your way.Synths shimmer over the natural
sounds of birds congregating and communicating in the trees.Slight
textures play and hide like children peaking from behind tree trunks.
Overall it's a hauntingly beautiful work.The kind of stuff that feels
like a dream.Ominous undertones lurk in the corners but never take
over totally.Everything just sort of floats along with the organic
sounds of organisms in the thrall of life.Dull thuds end the track
like man come to cut down and destroy and then we go into track two.
Electronic pulses that form quiet rhythms mixed with crystalline
synths and hazy textures.This sounds a lot like COIL and if I was
told it was an un-used instrumental from somewhere between their
"Music To Play In The Dark" and "Worship The Glitch" albums, I
would totally believe it.The track feels like it creeps and
crawls like something secretly spying and observing.So far
this seems to be a common theme for JOSEF NADEK.Let's see if
this is carried on to the B side.

SIDE B.)

III.) S WILDE GFAHR / IV.) D BLUATIG N:

Feedback and warped noise.Wasn't expecting this.Shrieking signals
stream like rockets and powerful synths come and go.Periods of
ear mind numbing high end fuckery come in skin melting intensity
then vanish to be replaced by filtered experimentation that sounds
like the wet, dripping jowls of some hideous horror slowly chewing
you into chunks and bits.This one is frantic and all over the place
like a nervous rodent trying to escape a predator.Spinning blades of
static slow to their demise and swirling, pulsing sounds spin like
tiny twisters.Obviously much different from what we heard on the A
side.Obscurred voices are heard if you listen closely until they
are murdered by feedback and spacey, cosmic sounds.The final track
is another one that is quite similar to a COIL instrumental.Strange
rhythms and patterns played on stranger electronics.Grinding synths
are stretched and downtuned until they sound like growling bowels
pushing filth downward.A slow sludge of gurgling and regurgitation.
A great departure from the sounds of nature we began with.It sounds
like a symphony of sewage.Like a still river of filth come to life
to mimic an acapella choir rehearsal.The sounds of swine being
slaughtered and hacked to bits are heard and then the heavy thud 
of slabs of meat hitting a hard surface bring it to a bloody end.

THIS ONE IS PRETTY OUT THERE.A HARD TO CATEGORIZE RELEASE THAT
KEEPS YOU GUESSING.IF YOU'RE INTO THE MORE EXPERIMENTAL STYLES
OF NOISE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC THEN THIS IS FOR YOU.SIMILAR TO
SOME OF THE STUFF YOU'D HEAR FROM THE C.I.P. LABEL.WHATEVER
YOU WANNA CALL IT, THIS IS CERTAINLY INTERESTING STUFF:

6.5
-ABATTOIR-

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