Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nocturnal Industry - Microdeform



An investigation into loop mechanics and so much more. This 3 track EP further expands the rhythmic sorcery laid down on last year’s Mortlake...Pretty much a live document, it’s a very hands on affair, a well controlled bleed conjuring plenty of satisfying goo.

The title track judders nicely into focus, vintage grooves melding with symphonic hoops and humming electrical gates. A scuffed ambiance intruded upon by a lard-filled bag of solo beat, brilliantly soothed in some lovely ribbonised glides of sustained guitar. Everything tapering on ebbs of diffused twilight and bendy reflections, re-energised in the effervescent wow of a struck match.

The embers of the previous track transpose seamlessly into the soup of the next. The Graveyard Shift... a dense drone fruit with sickles of Germanic voice. It’s a jewel of activity, the chemistry of the first track rearranged then pushed into further cohesion with a hessian beat and tabla refrain. Oozes a divine off-kilter krauty vibe to die for, chased in gilded keylines and venting pressures. A vibe that’s soon mangled in siren and peeling symphonic repeats, finally swallowed in ample needle play.

In contrast, the last track Sleep Deprived At First Light skips Stravinsky-like cusps of tension and highlights of syrupy trumpet. The slash/oblique of surface noise dribbling through the bassy chaff as the varying outcomes are transit flung in differing directions... Rileyesque licks of faux guitar embellishing the hypnotic enchantment further in medicating spiderings. If this EP is anything to go by, the next long player from Microdeform is going to be well worth the wait.

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