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Circuit Wound – “Distress” – [Love Earth Music]

cinder   4/5/2013   A Library, CD

CW is Jay Howard, from Los Angeles. He started hearing noise back in the late ’90s and was dumbfounded. Once he started noodling around and experimenting himself, he soon was hooked. Starting with just all out blasts, he eventually started composing his sounds like songs. Circuit Wound is noise with ‘subject matter based on the various frustrations with modern society and life in a very large city’. Blasting harsh electronics, great tension release. It does have its moments of euphoria after the explosions, it’s not all just a wall of white. Some ambient feedback textures drone out on track 2, in stark contrast to the insanity of track 1.

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