V.A. - Tonwellenkonferenz
This CD is the official soundtrack
for a two-day-festival in 2006 in Erlangen, organized by the members of
Atrox and Antracot, bringing together different styles of experimental
The round dance starts with a classically affected Martial Ambient, a
mystical piece produced by Phelios. Antracot gives a heavy contrast with
it's Screamo Noise, layered upon a rolling tank sound. Screloma presents
an Old School Industrial piece with a monotone rhythm, noisy layers and
samples, while P.A.L. occurs with a cranky rhythm track. Stahlwerk 9 slows
down to a minor chord Ambient, drilling in your head with violin sounds.
And Deutsch Nepal changes between a straight forward dance rhythm and
dreamy Ambient tunes.
Synascape returns to the typical Rhythm Industrial, how it is loved by
the club dancers. The distorted voice reminds a bit of the 1990ies Electro
like Yelworc etc.
Tardive Dyskinesia comes along with a droning Ambient mixed with scary
voices and sounds, Acoh follows with a not so memorable, Muzack track
- a mellow club rhythm and a plane keyboard melody - that's it. Heimstatt
Yipotash sets a mark with a more powerful rhythmic mid-tempo track, that
perfectly fits for a spastic robot dancing. The UMB-Kollektif adds a brittle,
unsensational Industrial track with animal screams and French lyrics.
Atrox presents itself with a faster rhythm piece, garnished with distortion
and some samples. It mostly sounds like a machine at work - not to exciting
at all. Der Manrz combines Dark Ambient soundscapes with cyclic Noise
outbreaks, so creating a scary atmosphere, but fail in being intense.
Control, layering droning noises to a wall of sound and doing a real hard
core screaming are more successful with this. Morgenstern finishes the
CD with another noisy Ambient piece, that stands out with his vice sample
and the classic layer, One of the best tracks on the compilation.
To sum it up: Though I'm not convinced by every song presented here, it's
a fine sampler to scan for interesting projects, for all, who have attended
the festival a perfect memorabilia and for those who missed it - like
I unfortunately did - a hint not to miss the nest part of the festival