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4 stars In a super limited edition, Maribor (musical collective featuring one the most radical and notorious figures of the Italian underground school of electronics from the past until now such as Maurizio Bianchi, Giuseppe Verticchio, Andrea Marutti, Pierpaolo Zoppo, Stefano Gentile) released a mesmeric tape highly representative of their unique musical spectrum : admitting variations, multi-directional sides around hyper-moodyesque / creepy tones, deep resonant vibes, abrasive-melancholic guitar phases and bleak abstract noises. This tape features the presence of Gianluca Favaron, permanent member of the neurotic-blackened industrialism Lasik Surgery (with Pierpaolo Zoppo) and of the deep organic ambient Under the snow (with Stefano Gentile). This last provided sound materials, arrangements and sonic experiments of great quality. Contrary to their previous effort Atrocity exhibition, I consider this one as much more cohesive, containing more ambient inflected textures, always blissful / corrosive by nature but much more immediate and directly absorbing. The first piece introduces the listener into a noisy festival of sounds dominated by fuzzed out raw guitars and nervous-ghostly like melodies. Absolute drone-doomy darkness. The second track offers a shimmering assemblage of trancedout-minimal drone textures doubled by some echoing-primal guitar notes, liquid sounds and discreet crushing noises. The ambience is completely and furiously electrostatic, sonic, grimy and otherworldly. A very accomplished effort, a beautifully shadowy drone release that deserves a serious listen before the coming of the new release announced for this year.
philippe | 4/5 |


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