THIRTEEN HURTS - UVB-76 - CD
NO PART OF IT RECORDS
HARSH NOISE/POWER ELECTRONICS/EXPERIMENTAL NOISE
PRO CDR IN A JEWEL CASE WITH INSERT.
I.) UVB-76 / II.) GENERATOR / III.) TRANSMITTER /
IV.) 4625KHZ / V.) PROPAGATION / VI.) MDZHB /
VII.) MONOLYTH / VIII.) SUPRESSED LOWER SIDEBAND /
IX.) TRIANGULATION / X.) BUZZER / XI.) ZHUOZ:
Thirteen Hurts - UVB-76 is a perfect release in my opinion;
Furthermore, The switch ups and transitions to sort of minimal-synth
style to synths infused with a considerate amount of feedback on certain
tracks is pleasing. I've listened to this album quite a few times and was
amazed by the high levels of high pitched feedback on certain tracks. Even
the first track of the release starts off with drones and this piercing high
pitched feedback that blends together like an abrasive masterpiece. There’s
lot of voice sampling (which I cannot decipher for the life of me, radio calls?).
The second and third tracks are harsher than the first (“Transmitter” being a very
cold, minimalistic track). The third track is also where things get a bit lo-fi synth-
like but is gently interrupting by the high pitch feedback. Now, as we get into the
fourth track (which spans over 8 minutes) 4625kHz, things become a colder, traditional
dark power electronics piece. “Propagation” comes off to me as a very creative track
because of the drones starts off low within the initial beginning, but sort of progresses
into a cohesive pattern of two distinct levels of distortion. The next one is highly experimental
because of the breaks between the screeching sound and enormous amount of feedback (besides the
next track). Alright, the track “Monolyth” is my second favorite track because it contains a lot o
f build up into a point it bursts into a moment of just gritty noise; as if a nuke has been dropped.
The next two tracks are pretty decent, the former track being much cooler to me because of the lack
of structure, but that’s just my thoughts. The last couple tracks are pretty well put together as
well, but the last track is my favorite because it presents itself as a synthy track but is creative
while doing so. You can really tell Richard enjoyed playing around with the rhythmic aspects of the
minimalism in the track. Though it is very brief (span over 3:45), I enjoyed every second of it.
In conclusion, I’d say this release was very enjoyable the most part.
Perhaps, it is because of the amount of exploration of the synth in a
presentable way. IMO: