Longtime collaborators Paul Lemos and Joe Papa have had a prolific career performing
cutting edge experimental music. The aggressive dance music of the early Controlled Bleeding recordings slowly began to evolve into a more thoughtful and improvisational creation, delving into the avant-garde worlds of classical music and jazz. This recording is another in a series of experimental albums.
Imagine the sound of the icy blue Arctic, complete with the rumbles of geological trauma echoing under the frozen landscape. This is the sound of shadows and caves, canyons, drifting chunks of ice, solitude, and insane chatter. The chaos of earth, sky, and water collide, but not as a deafening roar. It is the subtleties of this chaos that is explored on this album, thus the violence becomes serene through the use of repetition and restraint.
With a fine balance of chaos and control, this album is more akin to the sonic experiments of John Zorn and Brian Williams as opposed to the ambience of Brian Eno. As a matter of fact the Brian Eno track, Here Come The Warm Jets, could have been left off the album. Ditto for Yak, An Outro. They really do not belong, though I do not think the album was intended to be a concept album. The standout tracks are Poisoner Pts 3 and 4, Can You Smell The Rain Between, and Trawler. If you are expecting songs to sing and dance along to, then this album will disappoint you. However, if you are in the mood for a challenging musical experience, you might just like it.
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