Robert Hampson is something of an unsung hero within the drone/noise circuit - an impressive catalogue of seminal releases dating from the 90s have yet to bring him into the limelight. This could all be pr-planned of course, and this latest LP on Editions Mego is certainly proof of his ability to produce rugged soundscape terrains and chilling sci-fi reminiscent electronic music. Both pieces are a near twenty minutes of mutating melodies, effects and synthesizers, with "Signaux 1" representing Hampson's more impulsive side - sharp tones and trickling noises develop into a thick layer of fuzzy sonics and feedback. "Signaux 2" is a more sparse outlook into the possibilities of tone repeats and oscillator drones, one which favours subtlety and fine tweaking. Highly recommended.
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