CD HMS 002
reviewed by Lee Jackson
Ozeanische Gefühle finds Matt Waldron, aka irr. app. (ext.),
diving headfirst into the morass of post industrial drone whir. Of
the two tracks here, the title piece is the main draw. It opens with
recordings of rain and distant thunder being plopped into a vat of
primitive tone generators that breathe as a constant pulse. From this
ominous ooze high pitched tones scream; skeletal melodies occasionally
emerge; and a wide variety of mechanical noise nightmares unfold.
In just over 42 minutes, Waldron covers everything from meditative
night sounds and wine glass whirrs to twisted variations of old horror
movie soundtrack music, making this a fascinating sound collage that
manages to pull the listener in a plenty of alternate directions with
ease. It's a keeper worthy of comparison to the finest in the genre,
i.e. HNAS, Organum, Nurse With Wound.
8 out of 10