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Fordell Research Unit – The Illusion of Movement (At War With False Noise/Braw Music)

3 stars
Following the textured nuances of his Pjorn 72 label’s Songs For Dying
compilation, Edinburgh noise auteur Fraser Burnett joins forces with
Muscletusk’s Grant Smith for a relentless exercise in metal machine
minimalism.
On what sounds like four variations on a theme, each piece is drilled
through with the same building site/goth night churn that wouldn’t
sound out of place in Silence of the Lambs. Such rawness channels the
bass backing track of The Gift, Lou Reed’s grisly short story for The
Velvet Underground’s hardcore White Light/White Heat album. Put through
a blender and spewed into a megaphone, it barely muffles the sound of
suffocation.

The List, December 2011

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