Hard Pounding Percussion
~review by DJ
The second release by Italian artist M.L.
(formerly of I Burn), and second expounding of the HPP acronym for a CD
title (former CD entitled, Horse Penis Pants), this once sexually deviant
artistry has taken a dramatic turn for its sophomore incarnation.
Minus the application of any sequencers, HPP justifies its claim to the
new moniker and then at the same time completely disreguards it.
Track 3, "Left Hand-Balling" is not for
the trance minded. Tenebrous in style and oblivious to any mainstream music
theory applications, this ingenius assemblage of samples is just the anxious
indecisiveness one needs to sunder one's nerves. It is perhaps the
most active track and the most endearing to the current HPP moniker save
for the last track. "Ophiuchus V" conveys a disquieting void filled
with intervals of electronic blips and hisses that flow into the hollow
echos of "Event-Scourging". Issuing into "Apotheosis", there is a
sense of deprogramming in the variable application of pattern reward.
"The Lord's Supper" is entirely abstruse and swoops on the forgotten undercurrents
of subsconsious chasms, forcing one to be on guard in expectation of possible
noise assault. Finally, the closing track is an exclusive mix by
ZymOsiZ of "Girlfriend-Mass-Murder". A qualmish taste in the
mouth and an unnerving palpitation in the body is the result of this climactic
track of a name that is appropriate in every sense. An exquisite
finale to a dark and visceral album.
The entirety of the album probes different
sounds and techniques in noise and soundscape with drone and minimalistic
tendancies. The occasional dark audio humor of M.L. rears its head
in linearity challenges that forces the listener to question the condition
of the CD. Hard Pounding Percussion seems less a means to undertake
an sonance journey than it is a transpersonal exploration of the artist
himself. You do not flow with the frequencies. Rather you hold
on for dear life. One can only wonder at how many more personalities
will manifest through HPP.
1. Hard Pounding Percussion
3. Left Hand-Balling
5. Ophiuchus V
9. File type: Unknown
10. The Lord's Supper
11. Girlfriend-Mass Murderer (ZymOsiZ
HPP is M.L.
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