A Colourful Storm turns its third release over to a pressing social issue in the heart of Berlin, concerning artists evicted from a studio space versus the property moguls trying to appear hip in dealing with the situation. Amidst the tensions surrounding the PostOst co-op and their ongoing struggles, lesser known producer Mark recorded and produced this record of fraught low frequencies and nervous percussive rattles. As well as the message behind the music, the sound itself is powerful, using immersive sound design to draw out a space for the listener in a manner that might sound at home on a label such as Blackest Ever Black.
Australian Mark Harwood is a publisher (Penultimate Press), event curator and sound artist who is now residing in London. He appears for Ostgut Ton diffusion imprint Unterton, following up some intriguing sonic experiments for hometown heroes A Colourful Storm that had a political focus: namely Berlin's gentrification. Now with some jagged and angular techno experiments that the label have best described themselves as 'psychedelic beat science.. at times tranquil and hypnotic, other times charging forward between cracked whips and whiplash left-turns.' "Know No Out Only In" and "Veiling Hazards" are chilling avant-garde soundscapes, while "See In Symbols" is an advanced drum 'n' bass experiment calling to mind the late '90s work of Photek or Optical.