Iron Forest – Pantechnicon CDr

17 March 2014 xdementia No Comment


Iron Forest – Pantechnicon CDr

Paradigms Recordings

Iron Forest is a project form the man behind A Crown of Amaranth and I believe is now a defunct project but he is still operating under the project name Auditor. Pantechnicon is the first effort for this new project and is coined by the label as “doom-step”.

That description may not be far off as this is somewhat based around odd angular beats with a good dosage of noise and distortion. Lots of experimentation and tangents here. Once you think you have a track nailed down you are thrown for a loop and something weird and wacky happens.

Iron Forest embraces a very digital sound at all points. The effects are cold and sterile but the music is lush and layered to create an effective recording. I enjoy the style here because the tracks are somewhat recognizable but not too much so that multiple listens are always a new experience.

Definitely a weird mix of sounds and styles to form a unique journey. This one will appeal to fans who enjoy a fair amount of experimental beats and squiggly digital synth sounds. If you’re into that kind of thing it’s worth checking out.

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

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