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Carlos Giffoni - Eternal Noise [Bottrop Boy - 2008]

Eternal noise finds Giffoni creating a more drone based, often surprisingly harmonic and atmospheric album than his normal more noisy and brutal electronic melting and synth overloading focus- though this still has its fiery and overloading moments

All four of the Roman numeral numbered  tracks are built around sub-tained or slightly shifting feed-back tones and drones, feeling like their derived from either guitar, electronics or just general feed back.  The album starts off with track I where Giffoni gives birth to the warming, hazy and quite pleasing harmonic feedback drone which he stretchers out for near on 20 minutes, though there’s little happening very dramatic he sustains ones interest and builds up to quite a noisy track end. Track II  drops down into much colder and bleak waters with a collection of pitchers and sound holds that sound  like a mix fluorescent tube drones, power buzzing and distant static. Track III starts off with a low down electrical type drone ,but builds in power, depth and detail, again it starts to feel quite pleasing and hypnotic to the ears as it progresses, at about  the nine minute mark it peaks with a golden humming tone- before slowly fading out.

Lastly we have IV which starts quite pressing and throbbing with its held synth tone- seemingly ringing and buzzing right through you. As the track goes on it becomes more volatile, noisy and agitated, but never going fully over board into roaring noisy seas, this is the most varied and shifting track here. An album that shows a more focused and  drone based Giffoni- showing he has the ability to portray harmonic and dramatic sound range as well as all out mayhem.

Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5Rating: 3 out of 5

Roger Batty
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