Top Bar
Musique Machine Logo Home ButtonReviews ButtonArticles ButtonBand Specials ButtonAbout Us Button
SearchGo Down
Search for  
With search mode in section(s)
And sort the results by
show articles written by  
 Review archive:  # a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Oblong Box - 13th Floor [Public Guilt - 2008]

13th Floor is a highly satisfying & morbidly atmospheric 3inc cdr from one man USA project Oblong Box. With the four tracks here sitting somewhere between blacked yet fairly active ambience, horror cinematic and slowed industrial throb 'n' dwell.

The tracks are mainly built around a mixture of slow ‘n’ sinister synth textures and effectively used samples & field recordings that go from; moans ‘n’ groans, creepy sound texturing and detail ,to muffled or just heard creepy dialogue and obscure horror sci-fi film samples. With the only the last track adding in a building and roaring guitar sound into the atmospheric make-up. The tracks are all fairly simple yet very effective in their make-up with atmosphere always been the key here, with all the  samples and field recording  been placed with great sonic care and thought to heighten the horrifying and dread soaked air that is built in places to fever pitch.


A wonderful morbid sonic morsel of a release which really mangers to imbed a wonderful macabre, uneasy yet highly enoyble air in ones mind. But I’d advise quick action as this is ltd to a criminal 100 copies.

Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5Rating: 4 out of 5

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Oblong Box - 13th Floor
13th Floor is a highly satisfying & morbidly atmospheric 3inc cdr from one man USA project Oblong Box. With the four tracks here sitting somewhere betwee...
051222   Christoph Dahlberg - Blackforms
051222   Richard Pinhas/ Merzbow - Coda
051222   Death Loop Faction - Max Carnage
051222   Opus Magorum - Opus Magorum
041222   RJ Myato - Doubtless Empty
021222   Ingar Zach - Musica Liquida
021222   Mattie Barbier - Threads
021222   Marcia Aitken & June Lodge - ...
021222   Arkheth - Clarity Came With A...
011222   Colossloth - Promethean Meat
Latest Articles

Dr Tom Whittaker - The notoriou...
Late last year Severin released Eloy de la Iglesia’s Quinqui Collection- a two Blu-ray set bringing together three brutal and provocative Quinqui (deli...
061222   Dr Tom Whittaker - The noto...
231122   Hastings of Malawi - Deliriou...
011122   Raffaele Pezzella - Pursuing ...
111022   Fouke - Bigfoot walled noise
150922   Joe Sherlock - The King of mo...
230822   Sdug Bsngal - Some Scars Run ...
020822   The Night Porter & Slowgurn p...
200622   The Worse Album In The World ...
240522   Noir On Powerhouse Films - Fr...
260422   Schloss Tegal - Back To The ...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom