Boomkat Product Review:
Decimus #1 is the second in a series of 12 "synthetic meditations on the zodiac as envisioned by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (310-395)' undertaken by Pat Munro from No Neck Blues Band. This edition would appear to be dedicated to the Ram, judging from the attached quote "And Here in Aries, birthed in a union of Hei and Dalet, Behold! Brought forth with the taste survival on it's lips Where this taste emerges as the only absolute desire that remains immune to a war waged on the bondage of need!". The record takes form as two sides of compelling freeform electronic improv encompassing shrill ring modulation, clammy electro-acoustic treatments and hypnotic drones. The first side marks the territory with a foul gust of forceful rhythmic noise to clear the air before receding into the shadows of almost darkwave ambient tones, sharing a dank space with genuinely discomforting alien signal chatter. The second side is enveloped by closer drones which organically weave and wend across the stereo field to be joined by searching tendrils of kosmiche synth tones, all with the enigmatic quality of a weakly decayed radio transmission beamed from the opposite side of the galaxy.