Katchmare – Lotus Village Plan 3xCDR

19 March 2010 xdementia No Comment

Katchmare – Lotus Village Plan 3xCDR

Scissor Death

Oh god, this was a tough one. 3 fucking discs of ultra-minimal drone I had to sit through, but I did it, the whole goddamn thing. I dunno, I just don’t have the patience for this kind of stuff. So quiet and slow moving that you are actually focused on the volume of the “tape hiss” which I’m sure isn’t actually tape hiss, maybe just a bed of white noise? But yes, it’s treated as a layer here, and fades in and out at Katchmare’s leisure.

I personally find this shit wicked boring, and I know I should have passed it off to my other writer Howe, but once I got through the first disc it seemed like too much time was already invested and I was hoping for the best so I popped in the second. Well, the second is my favorite of the discs here. The screeching metallic sounds at the beginning are rad, and the bass surges that for strange vibrations really mess with my whole body.

If you literally like going to sleep to music, or playing music while you sleep I really recommend this release. It’s way too minimalist and slow to listen to while awake. Yes, that is my backhanded compliment to “Lotus Village Plan” in all it’s glory. The sound reminds me a lot of the first disc of Pan Sonic’s Kesto album. Worth noting is that beyond the screeching sounds presented in the beginning of the second disc there’s really nothing great about anything that appears here. The drones are bland pure tones, the noise, simple white noise that fades in and out slowly. The bass tones are dull throbs and that’s about it.

There might be drone heads out there who jizz all over stuff like this but it clearly isn’t for me. I could fall asleep to this but I don’t listen to music when I do that so I have no reason to revisit these three discs of endless tones.

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

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