Blown Doors/Hunted Creatures – Split C62

3 February 2011 xdementia No Comment

Blown Doors/Hunted Creatures – Split C62

905 Tapes

Here’s a great split with two very well paired artists. Hunted Creatures appears here as a 4 piece and Blown Doors a duo. Both projects play a kind of experimental/musique concrete style of composition that has an improvisational feel to it, but also with elements that are well though-out and expanded on.

Blown Doors presents Unseen Glaze a highly layered and detailed track that features a heavy dose of bass, with shuffling textures that converge and elements that sync up rhythmically only to break down again and fall apart. The track makes use of a range of dynamics ranging from sparse and repetitive to bold and noisy but always slowly morphing and keeping a layer of bass – guitar maybe? – at it’s core. My personal favorite of the 2 tracks here but only marginally.

Hunted Creatures has a lighter touch here with an untitled track. Being a four piece it is quite varied with acoustic instruments – piano, violin perhaps – being used to create these experimental layers. The track has more common with side A then it contrasts, mainly in regards to structure, accents, and gestures rather than the actual textured sounds. It takes the listener on a similar journey though complimenting Blown Door’s sound well and expanding on the split.

Great production, neat design and a well though-out and put together release. 905 Tapes shows consistent quality and is not to be ignored – doing tape releases right. A great split for fans of the more academic style experimental noise and free improv. Great work.

Composition: ★★★½☆
Sounds: ★★★½☆
Production Quality: ★★★½☆
Concept: ★★★☆☆
Packaging: ★★★☆☆
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

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