Boomkat Product Review:
Machinefabriek offers six sonic meditations on the sensation of 'Colour Tones' for Sweden's Fang Bomb imprint. It kicks into play what's been a relatively slow year, release-wise, for the famously prolific Rutger Zuydervelt, who's only had two lovely 7"s to his name so far, including that sweet split with Celer. Anyway, the music here was inspired by Latvian writer Imants Ziedonis' series of short stories on the theme of colours, which were included in an exhibition at the WM Gallery in Amsterdam in 2011. The resultant six tracks offer unique perspectives on the infinitely subjective topic; tonal and rhythmic soundscapes crafted from looped tapes, old test records, Korg monotron, FX pedlas, Computer and samples from his buddies Gareth Davis, Aaron Martin and Espen Reinersten which may, or may not, depending on your view, reflect the colour of the individual titles. For our money, the massed electro-acoustic tones and lonely clarinet of 'Green' sound fairly green, and the wispy drones of 'Grey' are appropriately, er, grey, but we're not so sure that a sustained snare roll constitutes 'Brown'. But hey, it's whatever you want to make of it.