Saturday, July 23, 2016

REVIEW - BLOOD RHYTHMS - HEURISTICS - CD

BLOOD RHYTHMS - HEURISTICS - CD
NO PART OF IT RECORDS
HARSH NOISE/EXPERIMENTAL ELECTRONICS/POST-INDUSTRIAL/DARK AMBIENT
PRO CDR IN A JEWEL CASE WITH INSERT.
COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY: IRIS B. WITH ART DIRECTION BY:
ARVO ZYLO. THE PHOTO SHOOT WAS INSPIRED BY A DREAM 
ABOUT A CHILD PHYSICALLY GROWING UP AND IN AN INSTANT, 
AND THE INHERENT SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH A TRANSFORMATION.
THIS RELEASE IS A COMPILATION OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
TRACKS, TRACKS ON LIMITED COMPILATIONS, AND ALT VERSIONS.


I.) IN A VACUUM (ALTERNATE VERSION) / II.) MENTION THIS /
III.) OUTAGE / IV.) MOPE / V.) NEVER FUCK IN THE WOODS /
VI.) MAGGOT'S DRAG (NOTTE DEL CASU MARZU) / VII.) DISMISSAL /
VIII.) REMOVE ALL DOUBT I / IX.) REMOVE ALL DOUBT II / X.)
THE STIFLING AIR.

NOTE: TRACK VI WAS INSPIRED BY VIPER'S DRAG BY FATS WALLER.
ARVO TOOK A PIANO CLASS SPECIFICALLY TO PLAY THIS SONG, AND
ONLY THIS SONG.

Blood Rhythms-  Heuristics is a pretty…
how would I put it… strange, wonky release? Most of the material 
here features more traditional instrumentation sampling and experimentation 
with avant-garde style looping. Throughout the duration of the release, I was 
quite pleased with the usage of minimalist synth and keyboards. To me, it 
seems most of the goal here was to give off a very spooky vibe akin to some 
of Current 93’s and even older 90's post-industrial influenced work. From the 
start of the album, the opening track “In a Vacuum” (which is an alternate version) 
is more along the lines of traditional old school noise; very abrasive but not subtle. 
The rest of the album starts to kick off with the second track and it is immensely 
satisfying to hear a more relaxing collaboration of synth and raw industrial: furthermore, 
it gives off an insane, amusing tone. Third and Fourth tracks are the most entertaining to 
me. “Never fuck in the woods” is quite campy to say the least but it is a great listen to 
because of the blend of harmonic Gothic organs, samples from what seem like classic b-movies, 
and relaxing static/distortion. “Dismissal” is also a nice little six-minute masterpiece that 
focuses on ambiance and rhythmic drones combined with the underlying minimal- esque harmony. 
“Remove All Doubt” Part I and II feature a splendid mesh of dark electronic sounds mixed with 
some very distorted psychedelic loops. The closing of this masterpiece is over 20 minutes but 
begins as a wonderful atmospheric, but turns into a skinny puppy (remission era) or nineties 
post-industrial (not that cyber electro bullshit) followed by intense cold noise near the 
sixteen-minute mark. 

I recommend this for those who wants a pleasant, relaxing, 
reserved piece to listen to. Can’t stress enough how this 
is on the experimental side so you are a fan of Navicon 
Torture Technologies type styles, you may be quite 
disappointed. 

8/10
-Dante-

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