Thursday, 16 April 2009

(Reviews 37) KYRON & MOLINA,ENSSLIN

KYRON & MOLINA (Usa) “Melting Point” Cdr 2009
(Black Note Music)
Again Mr Mendizabal increases more and more our interest in the way as he develops his expressive musical art in the fields of experimental soundscapes,carring you to the deepest core of his world, and this time he joined forces with David Molina,composer,performer,deconstructionist and multimedia artist, who also has a personal electro acoustic act called TRANSIENT. This time both artists performed at Melting Point gallery in San Francisco California, so they improvised a live show film score for Susana Aragon’s film “Personal Luggage” and really this musical work is just perfect. At moments the music reminds me to legendary Coil or even the experimental Black Sun Productions. The album contains 13 compositions built into dynamic and well structured experimental soundscapes handled and mixed into a very seductive way. Each track has such catching atmospheres which float into diverse electronic devices and drone elements from time to time.
Through the album, the inclusion of instruments such as autoharp, cello, harmonica, and electric guitar are expanding and mixed to the point in which tracks seems to have organic life in its own essence. The compositions are personal artistical explorations with incredible atmospheres, at moment’s electro elements and beats are developed to create such complex structures. Such improvisations in the fields of experimental art. Note also, that for such performance at Melting Point gallery mirrors were placed in front of the two performers so that they could see the images as they were projected onto the screen behinds them and respond musically to what they saw. Such audio visual experiments, increases it’s potential with the pass of minutes, generating trance-induced melodies with such interesting atmospheres through the whole 13 compositions.
“Melting Point” is more than just a release, but a surrealistic experimental piece which is ready to be explored by yourself. So for more information just contact Black note music which includes also a lot of interesting titles in the fields of ritual, experimental electro ambient musical art.


ENSSLIN (Ita) “Holocaust In Heaven” cdr 2008
(Death Paradise)
After the psydelic black expressionism generated through the first self titled demo, Vega the Italian shape behinds this solo project focused all her efforts to release her first album after the final departure of PLASTIC VIOLENCE. With this album Vega is oriented more into harsh/rhythmic electronic sounds with strong industrial elements with influences from early Godflesh albums. ENSSLIN creates an holocaust in which all parts (8 compositions) exploits through dark reverberating electronic rhythmic machines mutating all the time. Aggressive drumming elements in “See You In Disneyland” or The dense Dismal Structures in “8 hours of 2” are clear examples of how dynamic music could be. “1991” is an agonic track full of such dense elements and voices emerging from within to create one of the best tracks here. Another track is “ritual Satanic Abuse” with blasting drumming elements and raw atmospheres all the time. “My Animal totem” is built into mid-tempo passages with interesting elements here and there. All in all Vega, has developed an interesting release, so the potential is there, so just wait what future will bring us through the always harsh and aggressive material created by ENSSLIN.