A grand return to the Boring Machines label sees Adriano Zanni dive into oppressive soundscapes, densely composed, but lightly ornamented with field recordings, whispered words and micro processes. It's a deeply entrancing album, made ever more so when the processing over spills into outright abstraction.
8/10 Ant Staff review, 16 November 2017
Multi-disciplinary artist Adriano Zanni (Punck) returns to Boring Machines with his first music in some time -- his previous release on the label was a photographic box. On ‘Disappearing’ he takes us for an ominous walk into the backwoods at dusk. Basically, this is bad trip Music to play in the dark. Opening track ‘Dreams and Falling Trees’ is both inviting and threatening, with hushed, processed and layered female voice luring us into a shadowy dreamworld constructed from dark droning soundscapes and glassy electronics. Once inside, an overwhelming, threatening sense of danger lurks in the dread-filled ‘About the End, Without Beginning’. It’s a place that recalls the dark industrial ambient of Lustmord, then suddenly a voice appears that really gets inside your head - a cross between some kind of cult-like brainwashing, psychedelics induced revelation and self-help tape. ‘What Is Left’ is like Mika Vainio jamming in the Black Lodge, with deep sub bass, sonar pulses and backwards processed vocals. ‘In The Distance’ has an equally nightmarish feel that has all the intensity and panic of being lost at night in a place you really don’t belong. The final track ‘Disappearing (the Last Trip)’ is the sound of footsteps that lead to a door which we open and enter into some mysterious death factory type place… and then… we simply vanish.
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