Thursday, February 6, 2014

Section 35 - Loose (ID21)

sometimes you smoke the kief and sometimes it smokes you. peace and love to my friends at Humboldt Relief :)

Whoa! You better pack that bowl to the teeth because heady times await. One of my favorite noise projects returns in style. Mr. Ghetto Naturalist, Nate Brennan (aka Cruudeuces), smokes us out with this tape on IdiotUnderground. Recording here as Section 35, the vibrations are as varied, strident and foreboding as ever. Over two sides of tape the clarinet drifts through the squalor, abutting abrasive and piercing noise that possesses sufficient energy to crack hardened resin. Guttural, muffled vocals echo in a dank space. Mutant rhythms combine with doleful - and sometimes ominous - clarinet, which is augmented by droning electronics that teeter on edge. Before long, churning noise abuts raucous, mechanical dissonance. I've always thought that Brennan's recordings evoke a ritualistic quality, though pervaded by the type of sonic apprehension that makes the heart beat more quickly - an excellent side! Brennan takes a different route on the flip. Much of this is due to the more swift, heady rhythms and the manner in which the clarinet is employed. Wailing and distended, the instrument in the hands of Brennan is majestic and entrancing. Do not be lulled into thinking that it's all sunshine and hash oil though. Soon things get weird and pernicious. Violent explosions and jarring noise lead to minimal drone and sedative rhythms. Shortly, grating noise mixes with woozy, hiss-covered electronics.  

Loose is highly recommended. IdiotUnderground is an obscure noise label operating out of Massachusetts. The first Section 35 tape appeared last year on GNS. Loose may be purchased from Deep Thoughts.

peace and love, friends :)  

thanks to Aaron Condon for the good vibe