Review: The latest full-length exploration of "cracked electronics and irregular noise" on Milan's Haunter Records comes from Broshuda, a publicity-shy "ambient punk" and "aquatic romanticism" specialist who has been very active in the underground tape scene. Jemi is a quietly impressive affair, with Broshuda sashaying between crackly and foreboding loop jams, sound effects-peppered deep space ambient, fizzing experimental electronica, bubbly soundscapes and the kind of left-of-centre material that defies easy categorization. At times, it's curiously unsettling, while at others it's almost overwhelmingly blissful. It's this balance between dark and light moods, accompanied by inventive production, which makes the album such a rewarding listen.
This Terrible Virtue Of Forgiveness (GIL remix) (4:23)
Review: After almost a year hibernating (presumably within the dystopian ruins of a once proud Industrial city), S S S S man Samuel Savenberg returns with more angry workouts, noisy soundscapes and creepy ambient interludes. Surprisingly, much of the material is more melancholic and unsettling than it is forthright and insanely intense, with only the fuzzy, high-octane crunch of "Stripped" having any serious dancefloor intentions. This is not a criticism, though. In fact, the EP's more considered soundscapes and music concrete style collages are uniformly inspired, with the droning lament of "This Terrible Virtue Of Forgiveness" and yearning "Absence" standing out.