DNMF by DNMF

DNMF claim you'll never have heard this type of music before, claiming to draw upon healthy dosages of free jazz, ambient, wall noise and even grindcore. Really, what the self-titled 'DNMF' offers is two slow long-form tracks that revolve around droning atmospherics and -- on the second track -- stoner metal percussion. "The Thing on the Doorstep" contemplative, sparse and unwavering, while "The Colour Out Of Space" is a long noise rock jam. 

Vinyl LP £14.99

LP on Moving Furniture aka Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek) and Otto Kokke & Rene Aquarius (Dead Neanderthals).

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DNMF by DNMF
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8/10 Mike 03 September 2014

Sound art titan Rutger "Machinefabriek" Zuydervelt teams up with unpredictable metal-tinged jazz combo Dead Neanderthals here for two lengthy tracks on this new LP. As you would expect from a combination of two such unusual acts, this LP is a perplexing mixture of ambience, noise, rock and jazz.

There are two pieces here, on side A is 'The Thing on the Doorstep' and overleaf we've got 'The Colour Out Of Space'. Broadly speaking side A errs towards the dark ambient side of things while side B veers towards the rock end of the spectrum but both really exist somewhere between (or maybe simply outside) the disciplines. The former track grinds along with flat, sombre drones, a slow bass drum heartbeat and weird textural field recorded details and indeterminable sound scree, while a squeakily inconsolable sax joins in with plangent forcefulness towards the end.

Side B begins with distant dentist-drill buzzes and foreground static and a slow, sinister synth progression that sounds quite Garth Marenghi, before it cuts off abruptly to reveal a crescendo of muffled and over-saturated drums which suddenly bursts into the foreground for a bubbling almost Shit and Shine-ish repeato rock workout, half-obscured by Zuydervelt's mysterious rumbling ambient machinations as if Fuck Buttons are having a freak-out on the other side of the stage. This one's more fun than the A side but they both achieve the admirable feat of being quite different from anything you've heard before without being unlistenable.


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