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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Score - Slump

This cassette has been churning in my head for weeks. Countless listens trying to discover words that will help describe these sounds. Not sure what listen i was on, but the realization of the difficulty i was having dawned upon my thoughts. The notes within are so subtle, like a drone lullaby that kept flicking my thoughts off and causing need for incredible resources in the thinking department to understand exactly what was happening.

Twelve tracks that modify themselves slowly like the moon crossing the sky at the zenith above your head. Slump is a lengthy en devour, around an hour long. Maybe my musical taste is becoming other worldly because Slump sounds refreshingly different. Score has found a unique sonic aura and exposed these drone like noises for everyone to encounter. This is really a special niche that most people will find unsettling. Sometimes the feeling gets tight and your thoughts tense up, to the point of almost being nightmarish. Then the following track allows you to unwind a bit. The process continues through the entire listen. The field of noise is so dense, textures exceedingly thick, causing drips of sound to fall to the surface, filling and bubbling over. There is no haven from the whirling world Score imparts.

This is released on Cruel Nature Records in an edition of forty. Slump is available for purchase and listen at the labels bandcamp page. This is my first write up for Cruel Nature Records. There are a lot of varied sounds at the label pushing the thresholds of music to new extremes. If you enjoy serenity fed to eardrums through directly connected wires, Score will be an excellent choice.

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