Encounters – Formless Migration CDr

12 August 2014 xdementia One Comment


Encounters – Formless Migration CDr

Self Released

Ok, this was originally reviewwed as a Husere Grav release because it had no info in it and me by the artist. It’s actually Encounters which is a duo of Husere Grav and half of NRIII; the latter of which I am not familiar with. There is absolutely no information provided anywhere on the release but it is a slimline jewel case that comes in a black envelope with a photocopied image pasted on the front. Quite esoteric.

The audio here clocks in at 33 minutes and is divided into 4 tracks. The first 3 are very succinct drone tracks encapsulating the token Husere Grav sound. Like sirens caught in a stasis the drones are forlorn, somber, and constant. Easily making me think of a bleak atmosphere like that captured in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.

The last track offers something a little different. A plodding rhythm, slow and consistent. Some excellent reverberations are added along with subtle sound design elements which offers a really great change of pace and finishes up the album strongly.

Overall a good dosage of material for the drone fans out there. A very obscure release but to those that enjoy this sort of thing it is a hidden treasure.

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

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