Sunday, April 3, 2016

REVIEW - AUNT'S ANALOG - CHAOTIC RITUAL - CD

AUNT'S ANALOG - CHAOTIC RITUAL - CD
BREACHING STATIC/BS72
HARSH NOISE/EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONICS
COMES IN A JEWEL CASE WITH INSERT.
AUNT'S ANALOG IS:
MATT LACOMETTE - FEEDBACK/ELECTRONICS


I.) PERCEPTION OUTLET:
AUNT'S ANALOG is a Harsh Noise project that's been doing
some interesting stuff for some time now. On Chaotic Ritual
we hear Matt Lacomette locked in and focused more than ever.
"Perception Outlet" starts us off with dismal drones that expand
and morph into a shrill feedback assault. Lacerating tones shred
the silence from the air along with warped, glitching signals,
Distant blown out static and painfully stretched undercurrents.
This is busy stuff so it is hard to put everything into words
but the mix of sounds is executed in such a way that it really
shows of Lacomette's skills and sense of timing. Violent pulses
come in frantic spells and twist into hazy elongated passages,
Cosmic/Space Noise style transmissions ride interstellar air
waves and we find ourselves on distant planets where organisms
composed of static and electric energy communicate in frightening
bursts of electronic aggression.

II.) PARALYTIC SPELL:
The previous track was pretty much an intro for the coming onslaught.
"Paralytic Spell" picks up right where "Perception Outlet" left off
and hammers down hard right from the start. I am sure AUNT'S ANALOG
must be a Hell of an experience to see live. Keeping true to the album
title we once again go into a mangled mass of writhing electronic 
frequencies. Spires of static are errected and demolished until all
is blown out fuzz in a repeating process of aural destruction. This
one feels angry and manic...Like a pissed off bull being set free
to finally impale those who were taunting it. This track operates
in a much more "Cut-Up" style than the previous track and hits
with short barrages of audio filth with very brief pauses inbetween
at times. Every pedal at Lacomette's disposal is utilized to full
effect and the results are fantastic. Again we have spacey elements,
Sci-Fi sound effects and plasma cannon pulses. I usually prefer Noise
albums with vocals featured but in all honesty AUNT'S ANALOG doesn't
need them. Bubbling wet effects and frothing, foaming filters rise
up beneath what sounds like a small war between two opposing galaxies.
To say that this is intense stuff is an understatement. There are short
segments that are quieter and offer very strange sounds of unknown 
clatter that add to the overall experimental vibe of the release.
This is just one of those albums that you have to experience for
yourself to truly appreciate. Rapid fire lazer gun attacks pick 
up after a while and it starts to sound like Battlestar Galactica
during the most action pact moment you could imagine. Powerful pistons
hammer away and endless rounds are fired into empty space. In short,
This is fucking awesome.

III.) DISS IN ULTRAVIOLET:
Track three arrives on crisp static and low rumbling distortion. This
short respite gives us a quick chance to catch our breath and regain
our grounding but doesn't last long. A million sounds, Tones and textures
blur to create what sounds like large mechanical beasts of burden dumping
massive amounts of wreckage into an overfilled landfill. The feedback elements
are really showing off on this one and create a viscious display of sharp, Slicing
madness. Sounds like those of broken wires sending a rain of sparks are heard until
they become chopped into bits and re-purposed by the relentless feedback. Overblown
distortion forms dense and claustrophobic movements giving the track unstable ground
to stand upon. At times it sounds like the loudest moments of a Transformers movie.
Steel clashing against steel and iron scraping upon iron as a caustic rain of sparks
and lazer fire falls upon everything in sight. Spiraling patterns arrive and sever
themselves from existence. Archaic machines beep and scream until they die and fade
to dust. Imagine every object in your local city dump coming to life and forming a
composite gollem that exists as the living incarnation of chaos and spends about an
hour imposing it's will on all in it's wake and you'll have an idea of what we are
dealing with here. To sound this pissed without ever uttering a word is quite an
accomplishment. Oscillating rhythms close the track and make for an excellent end
to the song. Job well done.

IV.) SPLIT MY SELF IN HALF:
"Split My Self In Half" is slightly calmer...Or maybe slower is a better way to
put it?...But not by much. There is still a lot going on. Denser at times than
what most of the previous stuff was. Hissing bursts of static mimic steaming
boiler rooms and over-filled pressure tanks ready to erupt. Moaning electric
hums throw tiny tantrums and vanish. Violent quakes of sub-bass tear through
your living room and displace the floorboards and serrated blades of virtual
aggression saw at your sanity more and more with each passing moment. AUNT'S
ANALOG prove to be a force not to fuck with and deliver a quality Harsh Noise 
release that is sure to see repeated listens...In fact this is one of the finest
pure noise albums I've heard in some time and being that I am the dude that does
what I do that is really saying something. The quieter moments in this track are
pretty cool and grab your attention among the merciless storm that makes up most
of the cd...Even if they are few and fleeting. If I ever meet Matt Lacomette I am
buying the man a beer and shaking his hand. Well done my friend.

EXCELLENT AND ENGAGING HARSH NOISE. AUNT'S ANALOG IS A POWERHOUSE RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:
XOME..+DOG+..ARVO ZYLO..ETC:
8/10
-ABATTOIR-

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