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    Soothwag “S.B.T.W.” [Abiogenesis]

    Should file a ballistic report rather than a review. Pounding
    noise from 2001 and this Japanese signal processor/exploder.
    Beats are detonated, with enough regularity to incite the
    brave to dance. Sound is jammed in a bit, making this less
    of a headphones-listen than an open-air assault. Blasts come
    in sets of waves. Sections like the middle of “Gakai” when
    persistent rhythms relax and we get the drift and draft of
    static are very welcome, and could have been deployed more
    often I feel. “Corrode” delivers a sort of swagger, with
    slapping swatches of sound over a heavier noise-funk. The
    fury-on-the-fritz of this project though is undeniable.
    This is the first of at least two by Shunichi aka Soothwag.
    It would be interesting to hear him collaborate with others
    perhaps from less infernal realms of sound.

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on February 13, 2005 at 3:12 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD,Format
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