Monday, 28 July 2008

(Reviews 15) LIB EMBA & BOB CRANE,OLEKRANON,SUJO

OLEKRANON (Usa) “Cohesion” Cd 2008
(INAM recs)
Another Project of Ryan Huser, the mastermind behind Bob Crane, and this time with OLEKRANON he develops an amalgam of different sounds as guitar tunes, effects and rhythmic beats which in perspective give us a clear definition of what “Cohesion” is. “Necropolis” is track with rhythmic patterns and electro beats explorations with sounds, which creates a very interesting atmosphere. Another track is “As Is” a beautiful track full of harmonic passages and drumming elements complementing perfectly with the structure of the track. “Enumbra” is built through guitar effects mutating all the time and developing and incredible instrumentation. “Halo Effect” is a brilliant composition with well done atmospheric arrangements and elements which are from a very interesting nature. One of the aspects I most enjoy here is the cool guitar elements surrounded by the well executed beats, creating an indie rock, atmosphere through the whole album. At moments music becomes so dense and so, introspective by the fact how music crawls through your mind. Through “Cohesion” OLEKRANON has shown a more mature sound in comparison previous release. This album comes in a white digipack with sticker. For more info just contact Inam recs:
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LID EMBA & BOB CRANE (Usa) “We Sustitute Radiance” digipack 2008
(STICK FIGURE recs)
A very interesting cooperation release by LID EMBA & BOB CRANE, the first one in the shape of Sean Moore from Atlanta, Georgia and working into psychedelic electro acoustic transformations and Ryan Huser who develops through Bob Crane,e-bow pulsations and echo drones. A machinery of sonic substances emerging from nothing and creating effusive moments, which are mutating all the time, giving us a very clear idea of what both minds wanted to develop here. Through 6 compositions, this experimental album starts with “Toxic Utopia” and “Bird Brain”, the first one more rhythmic and strong, and the second one, a exquisite mid-tempo track, containing some effects and elements which enrich the whole composition. Then, comes “Ryan’s Bender” and “Braille Phantom Braille”avangardish experimental cutting edge moments, with strong melodies and rhythmic patterns worth to check. Although “Braille Phantom Braille” is more dense and ambient in my opinion. Closing this release are “Stampeder” and “Flying Undead Overhead” with characteristic noise-drone elements always mutating into experimental forms of sounds and beats from time to time. This one comes in a digipack and the cover shows us psychedelic gathering of forms and elements. A very good and surprising production by both creative American artists.

SUJO (Usa) “Dora” Cdr 2008
(Inam recs)
More tan just a cdr; this release is an effusive transgression breaking the limits of senses and existential paradigms, developed through 4 compositions in 40 minutes. SUJO incarnates a low-fi noise machine opening with “Premonitions”, a conjunction of sounds generating atmospheres and noise elements which together compenetrates perfectly to reveal us a strong nature and identity. Some beats has been included as a part of the whole track. The 2nd one is “Observer” coming with some psychotic drone elements at the beginning, but increasing a mutation into dense-drone patterns .with the third track “Dora” things goes oriented into industrialized sound, but still with dense drone passages and shoegaze elements, which complements perfectly with some distorted guitar fragments… closing the album is “Alliance” transgression in its most pure form.a march of psychotic noise sounds and distortioned fragments twisting all the time, generating an structured tsunami, devouring itself due to strong disharmonic moments, dressed with industrial touches at moments. This is limited to 100 copies and comes with a very creative transparent design.

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