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Big Hole - Power Structure [Listen Loudly - 2015]

Power Structure offer’s up two twenty five-to-thirty minute slices searing & intense HNW from this Denton Texas based project. This release comes in the form of a CDR, and appeared on Listen Loudly (the artists own label) in 2015.

The disc comes in a plastic slip sleeve, and this features a single folded black & white inlay. On the front cover we have a bleak monochrome picture of an electricity pylon, and on the back cover black typewriter like text- all giving the whole thing quite a lo-fi/ retro noise/ industrial like feel.

First up we have "Part 1", and this full & thick ‘wall’ brings together a looped mid-to-high ranged buzzing & honking texture, with a dense & feasting weave of roasting, shredding & juddering noise matter.  The buzzing element remains largely buried under the of dense mass, and only appears fully ever so often at the edger’s. The thick weave of the main textures are tonally set towards a lower to mid ranged, and for the most part they stay firm & fixed in their dense & overloaded form, though you get effective wave like shifts of texture in the mass of the ‘wall’ it’s self. Also towards the second half of the track you get more searing & densely grainy sweeps of mid ranged noise appearing in the mass of the 'wall'.


Next up we have "Part 2", and this track brings together a continual roasting electrical roar, with a matt of rapidly jittering ‘n’ juddering noise texturing. In the second half of the track more on/off curls of electro buzzing/ rattling  noise matter appear, and these deepen the intensity of the whole thing.  I’d say this in my favourite of the two tracks here, as it really brought to mind power stations, and amassed electrical current- sure the first track had elements of this, and it was a rewarding enough.  But this track really summons up images of huge power station looping through & build electricity.

So in finishing this is an enjoyable enough HNW release, which gives the listener two dense & seared examples of mid length wall-matter. And as of writing the label still has copies.

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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