purple C-32 tape
#1 of 2 in the “gateway doublet” release
note: pre-shrouded recordings: -005
NOISE project started in 2013 by an experimentalist musician called Brian from Portland, OR (USA). His style is a balance between agressive and furious HNW and some tracks slowier, calms and ambientals which remind ANW. He has recorded 5 works on different formats: cd, cassette and mp3. Apart music Brian is a man with social and ecological conscience and believe in animal rights, environmental protection, etc. Isolation and discontent with the work-centric and money-centric world we live in are the basis of this release by SBTDOH. "Sounds for mass extinction" is comprised of 4 tracks that share stylistic similarities to HNW and ANW, but break the usual monotony with bursts of dynamic noise. It's an interesting combination of styles and sounds and definitely worth checking out. In fact, other recordings of Brian (the artist under the strange name SBTDOH) are pure or nearly pure HNW, but I chose to review it here because my ears sensed something closer to ANW. Indeed, there are 3 tracks or so short (5 minutes) and one ("Dead beliefs") can be described perfectly as ANW. The set is a good job of noise controlled, slow and done in smalls doses. As if the noise out of a source metered. Again I have to mention the sound of fire when the wood is burned slowly, very slowly.