Matter – “Paroxysmal” – [Kvitnu Records]
Matter’s (Italian Fabrizio Matrone) Paroxysmal is an exercise in tech-noise industrial electronica where distortions beat and it feels like you are inside a big shipyard where huge icebreakers are constructed and as as side effect you get noise music, too. The concept was to go through the four states of matter (solid, liquid, gas and plasma) forming the theme of the tracks staring with fluid and ending with Ash. The sonic damage is sometimes intriguing but sometimes also somewhat boring due to the typical noise beats arrangements. The less stressful and IDM-like tracks are more enjoyable even if also the ambient aspiring tracks have tons of grimy elements. There’s a limit to sonic destruction where the harshness has its surprises and its monotony causes mental yawns.