Boomkat Product Review:
Excellent 8-track LP from sometime Rabit/Shapednoise collaborator and cellist Emanuele Porcinai aka WSR, recorded using self-made string instruments and electronics. Highly Recommended if you’re into Colin Stetson, JK Flesh, Sam Kerridge.
On its return to the Kerridge’s Contort label, Emanuele Porcinai’s WSR project renders a dense, gut-wrenching session combining self-built string instruments and field recordings in a sort of shoegazing noise-techno stress test.
Chambers was written over the course of the last three years between Manchester, Florence and Berlin, and pursues the themes of structural decay and melancholic ambience from his Stainless debut into a more coruscating, haunting zone of hypnagogic sound design and textural expression. Porcinai’s self-built string instruments, guitar and field recordings are processed and layered with additional cello and double bass by Thomas Griffiths in a seamless movement of eight parts cleft over two sides, giving ample room for the sometime techno artist to thoroughly, systematically draw out and exasperate his instrument’s character in a way that recalls Colin Stetson beasting his sax as much as some sore as f*ck JK Flesh recording or his label mates, SØS Gunver Ryberg or Sam Kerridge, for that matter.
It feels like music purpose built for the transition of seasons and darker, longer nights where there’s nowt to do but get your head stuck right in the jaws of a slab like this.