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BLACK TO COMM - same

Format: do-LP
Label & Cat.Number: Type Records TYPE 120
Release Year: 2014
Note: eight new pieces by this German 'experimental ambience/drone' project who delevoped his own remarkable style over the years... "a sprawling double album pieced together with crumbling samples, vocal snippets and an arsenal of noise generators and filters"; lim. 300 on BLACK vinyl
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"Hamburgs Marc Richter has been busy since his last Type appearance (2009s genre-bending and critically acclaimed Alphabet 1968). Aside from helming the prolific Dekorder imprint, hes put out a number of musical curios, including 2012s excellent film soundtrack EARTH. Now Richter is back with Alphabet 1968s proper followup , a sprawling double album pieced together with crumbling samples, vocal snippets and an arsenal of noise generators and filters.

Richters material has always been characterized by an air of surrealism, but its never been more obvious than on the the pulsing, chattering opener Human Ghidrah or in the delirious fractured pop of Hands. There are real songs in hidden somewhere, but disintegrated by Richters sound manipulation techniques and dissolved into soupy extended drone marathons. The centerpiece is undoubtedly Is Nowhere, which builds slowly over 20 minutes with rumbling organ sounds and buzzing filters, never budging your attention for a second.

Black To Comm is a deeper, more challenging record than its predecessor, but one which repays the patient listener. Richters dusty, unique sound has never sounded more well-honed and pointed, and its a patchwork of ideas and fragments that only improves over time." [label info]



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