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

Vagrant - IV [Self Release - 2016]

IV is the first physical release from Vagrant- the  new ‘static noise meets techno’ project from respected & high prolific French noise maker Julien Skrobek. The release comes in the form of a CDR, and offers up two eighteen minute tracks.

Both tracks here a very stark & stripped back examples of taut noise making, that blend together lo-level static texturing with a fixed yet distanced techno-beat structure. The first untitled track is centred on the following elements: a  fixed, stabbing, yet blunt techno beat chugg. And a  constricted line of static crackling pattern-nation. These  two elements are fed together to create highly disciplined, grey, and barrenly stomping track, which seems continually chomping away at you in a deeply stark & clinical manner.

The second track further deepens the constricted, cold & compressed vibe- as it brings together: a thin & wall thumbing beat, a line of circular yet beaded crackle,  a fixed aquatic bubbling, and a reduced wind storm static grain billow. These elements come together to create a starkly compelling work, which is layer rewarding in its detail.  I really do like the blend of unrelenting thumbing, and locked down organic/ aquatic feasting this track offers up, and I’d say it’s my favourite of the two tracks here.

IV is a incredible disciplined & coldly focused release, which shows Skrobek further pushing the envelope on what’s seen as static texturing/ walled noise. This is one for those who enjoy either more progressive takes on the static noise genre, or blunt & locked down beat-making with a extremely barren & cold vibe- I look forward to hearing more from this project in the future.

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

Roger Batty
Latest Reviews

Vagrant - IV
IV is the first physical release from Vagrant- the  new ‘static noise meets techno’ project from respected & high prolific French noise maker Julien...
261021   Geins't Naït - GN
261021   The Residents - Morning Music
261021   Peking Crash Team / Calf Pull...
251021   Earl Klugh - Earl Klugh/Livi...
251021   Midnight - Midnight(Blu Ray)
251021   Placenta Lyposuction/Rapace -...
231021   Fergus Kelly - Plate Spinning
221021   The Singing Ringing Tree - Th...
211021   Allerseelen - Morgenröte
211021   Rudolf Eb.er - NECRO ORGIA
Latest Articles

Himukalt - Tense & unwell psychos...
Himukalt is a female-fronted,necro-fed and often uneasily psychosexual venture that blends elements of old school industrial, noise, and searing ‘n&rsq...
261021   Himukalt - Tense & unwell psy...
280921   SRS Cinema - Purveyors of gor...
070921   Tine Surel Lange - A Great E...
170821   theNightproduct - Walled Nois...
210721   Martyn Bates / Kodax Strophes...
150621   David Gregory - In The Land O...
270521   Root Cellar, Monolithic Torme...
120521   Patrick Picard - Geek-bound...
150421   Dosis Letalis - Walled Noise ...
170321   Shatraug - Into the Finnish B...
Go Up
(c) Musique Machine 2001 -2017. Celebrating 16 years of true independence!! Mail Us at questions=at=musiquemachine=dot=comBottom