Editions Mego drop another ton of electro-acoustic funk on us, this time by veteran German duo, Atom TM and March Behrens. Compiled from recordings made between the '80s and up to the present day, it's basically an anthology of electronic music, seeing its twists, turns and transformations over the last three decades. Compelling, efficient and downright mind-bending in every way.
Clay Rendering are Mike and Tara Connelly, a rather magnificent couple who share a passion for apocalyptic sounds. The former is an ex-member of the sinister Wolf Eyes clan and the latter, a member of The Haunting - what a match. The couple return to Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions with foreboding four-tracker spanning love, hatred and absolute insanity. The title track is a slow-weaving drone piece, spiced-up with a dash of noise, while "Temple Walking" is less abstract, more beat-driven but equally fit for an insane asylum. Over on the flipside, "The Pest" is a guitar-laden, FX-drenched jam, whereas "Myyrh Is Rising" could most aptly be described as 'cathedralic doom metal' and if that doesn't make sense to you, you'll just have to check it out for yourself.
Modulator (Meaningless, Affectless, Out Of Nothing) - (29:00)
Hinge** (SB & AK version) - (25:30)
Editions Mego present another masterful Tim Hecker work, this time a three-pronged mini-LP which sees our main electronic deviant team up with Iranian philosopher Reza Negarestani and Joan La Barbara. It's a mischievous, complex bundle of atmospherics, prophetic poetry and a dash of moodiness to boot. Mastered by Rashad at D&M for maximum impact, as you'd expect.