Tuesday, June 14, 2016

REVIEW - STONE WIRED - DARK PHOTON - CD

STONE WIRED - DARK PHOTON - CD
EXABYSS RECORDS
DARK AMBIENT/DEATH INDUSTRIAL/EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONICS
PRO CDR. COMES IN A 4 PANEL DIGI-PACK WITH ART AND INFO
INSERTS.


I.) BONECHURCH+STONE WIRED - WHERE THE STRAIGHT WAY WAS LOST
(YOU WERE FOUND DEAD) / II.) MISERY RITUAL+STONE WIRED -
EVOCATION OF THE FALLEN / III.) DARK PHOTON / IV.) VON
COGWELL+BONECHURCH+STONE WIRED - COMING OUT OF THE WALLS
(PISS AND BLOOD) / V.) SOMNAMBUL / VI.) COLD BODIES / VII.)
THE INSECT WORSHIP COLLECTIVE / VIII.) SUBSEQUENT GALAXY /
IX.) NEGATIVE CORRIDOR / X.) SECRET FUNERAL:

Dark Photon. A 10 track album of complete ambient aggression and despair. 
It opens with a slow progressive boom that pounds your skull and reverberates 
into your shockras. With vocals that resemble the anger of a power electronics
vocalist with the calamity of pure ambiance. We transcend into track two featuring 
noise act Bonechurch, where the two create a track of unpredictable ambient chaos, 
where as you expect to be nothing but total tranquil drone glitch after glitch after 
glitch scrapes against your eardrums. Then Dark Photon makes its way you into your 
membrane with layers and layers of reverberations. As each sound penetrates your 
skull, you feel yourself slowly reach a state of nirvana. But not for long, as 
"Coming Out Of The Walls (Piss And Blood)" makes its way into the mix. 
A collaboration between Stone Wired, Bonechurch, and Von Cogwell, 
this harsh ambient ballad has an opening drone that gets your blood 
boiling. As the track progresses the harshness increases and the variety 
of the track shows slight industrial influences along with odd power 
electronics. As you reach an elevated state of no return, Somnambul 
brings you back to the earth, letting the scatters of creepy crawlers 
rattle your brain with ambient scrapings that pound your skull. Then 
suddenly you feel yourself rushed through a dark hole filled with construction, 
chaos and despair that whispers, "welcome to the end." Then we make an approach 
to The Insect Worship Collective (Final Cut). So ambient, yet so abrasive. Like 
a blanket of echoes that softly crushes your insides. As the whispering white 
wall fades into nothing, Subsequent Galaxy makes a harmonious build up that calms 
the nerves. When all seems well, a drone scrapes against the surface, only to fade 
back into the void again. You feel a sudden jolt that gets your heart pounding, 
then a point of calamity within the universe sets back in. This song truly depicts 
the everlasting rush that is experiencing the depths of outer space. Negative Corridor 
makes a warm yet soft approach into your membrane with a subtlety powerful decaying choir. 
Then what I can only describe as pure ambient bliss echoes through this negative corridor 
for six satisfying minutes. At long last, we arrive at the death of the album, fitting with 
the track title, Secret Funeral. This track was actually produced to be played at a ritualistic 
funeral. Waves and waves of an echoing scrape dampen the listener to feel calm as the rest of 
the track brings absolute ambient destruction. Not many words I have can describe how beautifully 
depressing and heart wrenching this song makes me feel. I truly feel the calling of death every 
time I hear this track. This song will surely be played at my funeral. 

In total, Dark Photon will leave you feeling angry, sad, but overall, 
content with a feeling of numbness that one can only feel from the void:

9.3/10
-NIHILIST-

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