Boomkat Product Review:
This searching record from Mordant Music harks back to simpler times; where electronic maneuvers could be straight-up and less reliant on sonic gymnastics to engage the listener. Sounding not unlike some lost Dr Who episode, the Mordant crew have employed the talents of ex-Thames TV continuity announcer Philip Elsmore on narration duties - bringing the electronics a sense of real pathos and crumbling despair. Alternating between styles, the likes of grime, industrial, electro, pop and music concrete are all fed through the Mordant machine to produce an oddly soothing affair that bursts into life sporadically for some Prefuse-style shenanigans, but overall retains its composure to threatening effect. Dark without becoming claustrophobic, 'Dead Air' proves that music can still be a tactile experience.