A brand-new, full-length album from Anthony Child, aka Surgeon. This time, the conceit is that Child’s vintage equipment ended up spitting out such strange-sounding results that they could only conceivably emit from another galaxy: hence From Farthest Known Objects. These tracks are indeed a fresh, wild-sounding trip, though they still keep hold of that essential Surgeon rhythm. On Dynamic Tension.
8/10 Ant Staff review, 28 January 2016
Surgeon tunes into transmissions from distant galaxies on his latest album on his Dynamic Tension imprint. Sounds unmistakably Surgeon - yet his current modular setup has invigorated his sound to some extent.
There's some real grizzly, gnarly tracks on here that are bound to rip dancefloors apart but there's also some weaker moments too. There's a much more free/ live improvised feel to these tracks which by the very nature of the creative process will yield mixed results. Sure it's more fun and most likely more interesting for the artist to re-invent their creative process, but how well this translates to the final product consumed by the listener is questionable. Often it has the feel of a live album, which is no bad thing but I'm sure it may come as a wee bit of a shock to some listeners who are used to a more refined, polished Surgeon sound.
This is raw machine music that encompasses techno, EBM, noise and industrial and basically if you heard it as a live performance in a club you'd be begging for mercy. How that raw energy translates to home listening I'm unsure but there's enough DJ ammo on the vinyl to make this a worthy purchase in my opinion.
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