Boomkat Product Review:
**Incredible new album from Type - a study in bass tones massively recommended if you’re into Earth, Sunn 0))) or Phill Niblock** Type suck us in head first with Retribution Body's blooming black mass of acoustic drone alchemy, 'Aokigahara'. Known to his pals and employers at Boston's Berklee College as world class acoustic technician Matthew Azevedo, Retribution Body is the very occasional moniker for his musical exploits, revealing a rarified grasp of low end frequency manipulation on a par with the likes of Earth, Sunn 0))) or Phill Niblock. Specialising in architectural acoustic simulations - an increasingly crucial if discreet field of practice in modern construction and scientific research - with a side-line as a mastering engineer, Azevedo applies his incredibly fine-tuned technical perceptions to a pair of enveloping, transcendent recordings in 'Aokigahara'. Without a computer in sight, he isolates and coaxes consumptive waves of sub-harmonic bass pressure from an array of pianos and guitars recorded in the Fisher Recital Hall, Lowell, MA, using a combination of the venue's own resonance and his expert microphone placement to capture a shadowplay of abstract figures, directing the ear's lens from booming sub-bass to the electrifying crackle of stressed distortion and flights of vapourous keys. As a listening experience it owns your attention thru sheer physical presence at suitable volumes, morphing your proximity into a reverberating representation of a concert hall which appears to be playing itself. Best Type release in a while this - massive recommendation.