Sunday, 22 May 2011

Aikichi Kuboyama - Conflict

Artist Aikichi Kuboyama
Label Self Release
Year 2011
Genre(s) Harsh Noise

A two track, just shy of fifteen minute sonic assault is offered up here by Aikichi Kuboyama. Static rumble and crumbling sonic textures swarm across the tracks. The occasional deliberate bass drop out keeps things interesting and provides a sharp shock. This music is certainly on the harsher end of the spectrum. Never letting up, like having bees make a hive in your mouth whilst you suffer from a coma. Crisp walls of static sound build and build. With the exception of some phaser use towards the end of the first track there's not really much that can be complained about here.

The second track offers deeper textures without sacrificing the dynamic, like the sound of a bombing raid. The second track does suffer from being slightly overlong, but it's balanced out nicely by the first.

There's not much I can say about this release seeing as it is so short. I get the feeling there may have been a slight over reliance on Audacity (Or a similar tool) for the post-production side of things but that's easy to overlook given the relative quality of the release. For a first effort (or early effort, I ain't 100%) it shows a lot of promise and I can only expect good things in the future.

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