Light Collapse + Ego God - Chlorophyll Labyrinth [Heart Shaped Box Prod. - 2014]Chlorophyll Labyrinth is a lengthy yet highly compelling mix of ANW, HNW, bleak ambient weaves, subtle shifting noise texturing & dark/slurred psychedelic drone mater. This cdr is a collaboration between highly prolific Russian HN/HNW project Light Collapse (aka Vitaliy Maklakov), and German HNW/ moody noise project Ego God.
The release appeared on Maklakov's own label in November 2014, in an edition of 15 copies. The CDR comes a double sided card slip sleeve, which takes in on it’s outside cover a green & black murky yet psychedelic pattern scape. And on the reverse cover we get a black & white version of a similar pattern scape, and minimal text taking in just the releases name & the projects involved.
The release features a single 60 minute track. The track opens with this mixture of thinner shunting ‘n’ tumbling noise tones, which are fed out into a uniformed yet subtle shifting mass- beneath these is a sustained mid-range semi urgent horn like element. This opening ‘wall’ rather brought to mind what it might sound like in a rather creepy factory, if the massive & archaic weaving machines suddenly came back to life. As the track moves into it’s 8th minute it subtle shifts into a mixture of more rapidly chopping 'n' tumbling noise texturing, which is ribbed a fixed billowing hover- and this makes for a great contrast. As the track progress on, the pair masterful shift from slowing more stripped back & bleak mechanical textural churnings, which are ebbed with slowly crumbling & skipping textural detail. Onto breeds of deep ‘n’ slurred buzzing's, which are edged by plates of sliding & muffled mid-to-high ranged almost spacey noise texturing. Through to murky/dense textural strews of purring, rapid spinning, and whizzing textural masses, which are underfed by moody/ spacey synth hovers & slowed psychedelic electro pulls. Onto to tense mixes of chopping ‘n’ darting moody textural buildings, which are underfed by simmer of slightly hazed ‘n’ melted alarm tonality. Through to cascading slow-mo descents of dense crumbling noise matter, which are weaved by wavering & off-colour eerier harmonic trails.
All in all this is a masterful & highly rewarding work, which nicely (yet subtle moves) from one effective yet moody textural meeting/ meshing to another. To see if you can still managed to hook a copy of this truly great collaboration head over to here.