Sunday, September 6, 2015

REVIEW - STADINGERS - DEADLY SILENT IMPULSE - CD

STADINGERS - DEADLY SILENT IMPULSE - CD
DEATH CONTINUES RECORDS/DCRCD004
MINIMALIST NOISE/HARSH AMBIENT/ISOLATIONIST AMBIENT/POWER ELECTRONICS
COMES IN A JEWEL CASE WITH INSERT BOOKLET
STANDINGERS IS:
NOERU ZBORATORE



I.) DEADLY SILENT IMPULSE:
We open with the dreadful and dreary title track.Brooding Dark Ambient
structures arise like black towers and bad omens.Energy surges and courses
throughout the piece as haunted wails repeat in the distance and eerie whispers
brush past your ears in malevolent tones.A seamless blend of Occult Ambient,
Doomy Power Electronics, And Blackened Noise aesthetics.Drones are played on
what sounds like electrified church organs.Forceful, yet ominous.The atmospheres
conjured fourth here are like that of a long night's stay in a hotel of horrors.

II.) MY EYES:
"My Eyes" starts slow and heavy.Ringing feedback with an almost melodic quality
drifts over churning Death Industrial bass poundings at mid-tempo.Obscured vocal
sampled come in loops, filtered through distortion and cloaked in textures that
I can only describe as "Horror Ambient." Cold and sinister music with hints of
lurking terror and awaiting monstrosities.A stormy night in it's early stages.
A gloom on the horizon.Uneasy and uncomfortable sounds rush past like fleeting
specters...Their presence felt lingering after they've vanished.Towards the end
things fade into billowing, distorted winds and what sounds like a dial tone 
manipulated into a child-like melody.Rising synths saw their way through as
resonating feedback and warped electronic signals pulse and froth.

III.) STRANGLER OF FETAL AVATAR:
Strong synth saws and hazy atmospherics.Minimalist ambient droning on in it's
own particular manner.Murky and moody music for a quiet night in solitude.This
track does however bring with it the feeling that something is lurking over your
shoulder.That you are being watched.Even more so once we go into movements of
warped, psychedelic, synth work that sound like they came from a 1950's science
fiction film, or possibly an old episode of The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits.
Daemonic voices moan, wail and growl as an old grandfather clock chimes in a darkened
corner of the room.You can hear it's hand ticking, creating a feeling of suspense.
High end pulses scream and are soon mimicked by the distorted voices of inhuman
entities.Proper vocals come through dense distortion and manifest like a looming
apparition with a dire message to deliver.Cold atmospheres only enhance the overall
bleak vibes.Deadly stuff for sure.

IV.) 
Samples from the film "The Prophecy" are looped out over disorienting ambiance that
rises and falls in seasick motions.The vocal clip is one of the Lucifer in the film
saying "God?, God is love. I don't love you." Burried beneath all of this we hear
muffled and distorted sub-bass and churning Death Industrial percussion's stomping
and grinding.Things eventually drop off into a black pit of twisted sound.Harsh,
freezing winds and dense scraping noise rhythms filtered through cavernous amounts
of reverb.All this while a blurred gathering of voices is heard muttering words that
can not be made out or understood.The winds turn to rage but remain downtuned and form
a heavy rumbling soundscape that wraps around plodding rhythms like tendrils and tentacles.
All is darkness.

V.) HILLSIDE CANNIBAL:
This one builds on really strange and dizzying tones and textures that almost sound
like warped, distorted carnival music.Samples tell a tale of murder and bloodshed as
screams are heard in the midst of struggle until they too become a testimony of murder.
Police reports echo like traumatic memories as dark clean ambient tones play in reverse
and heavy Power Electronics drones buzz and swarm.The overall vibe is hostile and track
is filled with visions of fears come to life.True crime electronics.A house of mirrors
that reflects the cruel and sadistic nature of man.

VI.) TIME IS THE DESTROYER:
The sounds of a heavy thunderstorm...Freezing winds and icy rain.Dense drones rise as
if from the deep, muddy puddles beneath our feet.Again there is a feeling of something
bad on the horizon and quickly approaching.Cavernous calls from beyond the crypt fill
the air with echoes of woe and misery.The whole track moves like black blood slowly
gushing from an infected cadaver.Carrion winds hover like vultures above fresh death,
waiting for the perfect moment to go in for the kill.Synth leads in come in tones of
classic maccabre cinema.Like something out of a Kenneth Anger film and bring to track
to a close.

VII.) SKELET-OFF:
Obscure ambiance floods the senses and sounds like something that would accompany a
scene from a 1970's film about occult rituals, witchcraft and devil worship.Midtempo
pulses and pounding serve as a heartbeat to keep this beast alive as cymbals clash
and ritual bells chime in the deep distance.The sounds swirl together like the smoke
of incense.Necromantic conjurations to raise the dead and destroy the living.

VIII.) NO REASON TO LIVE:
Chanting winds and abstract ambiance come as liquids of an unknown substance drip
into unseen pits.Warped cries of terror and manipulated gasps appear and vanish.
Rough croaks and whispers are heard muttering incantations as hooves run across
streets of stone.Heavy synth leads flood like a river of blood in every direction.
Sci-Fi synths screech and moan and paint the visions in your minds eye black and 
white.STADINGERS certainly has it's own sound and this is another great example.

IX.) WERTHER EFFECT:
The shortest track on the album.A brief, minimal interlude that almost recalls
early CABARET VOLTAIRE or the "quieter" tracks from the early days of THROBBING
GRISTLE.Dense and hopeless atmospheres that pull your mind to the far reaches of
thought and audio experience.What sounds like brass instruments play dreary leads.
Funeral ambient to be forgotten in.

X.) RESTLESS CORPSE:
Similar atmosphers to the previous track bleed out.This time accompanied by 
repeating bass string vibrations and raspy vocals cloaked in dense distortion.
Vocals that go from ear scraping to harsh lashes.Feedback fuckery fills the air
and creates claustrophobic vibes that weigh heavy on your chest and steal your
breath.Another short piece that leads us to the end.

XI.) ANTILIFE:
This album in it's entirety can be a tough listen depending on your mood.Either
way by the time you've made it this far you probably won't feel too cheerful.The
final track takes everything that we've just heard and condenses it into one gloomy
pile of misery.Bass heavy synths, piercing feedback, ringing organs and oscillating
movements that drag you down and leave you there.All goes silent until a second 
movement begins.Ghostly synth tones fed through wet filters and effects create
chilling, minimal audio nightmares.Cold chimes and machines that sound like ghastly
voices are heard over humming tones.This has a bit of an improvised/experimentation
type of quality to it.However it was composed, it serves as a great piece to wrap
up the album.

DEFINITELY AN INTERESTING.REPETITIVE AT TIMES BUT THAT'S NOT ALWAYS A BAD
THING.IF YOUR INTO OLDSCHOOL HORROR SOUNDTRACKS OR EERIE SOUNDSCAPES IN 
IN GENERAL THEN THIS IS WORTH CHECKING OUT FOR SURE:

8/10
-ABATTOIR-

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