Boomkat Product Review
*A killer side of distorted synth drone and noise textures, new on Luke 'Helm' Younger's excellent Alter label* Alter look to the grey gloom of Denmark's cultishly observed industrial/noise scene with this 3rd LP refinement by the Posh Isolation label's Christian Stadsgaard and Loke Rahbek. In their various roles with Sarah's Charity, Sexdrome, Lust For Youth and many more beside, the duo have explored myriad strains of coldwave pop, trashy punk, black metal and noise, yet together for their 3rd side as Damien Dubrovnik, they veer down bleakest alleys of distorted synth drone and noise texture, fighting their more earnest urges with a more refined sorta discipline drawing on precedent influence from European Industrial and DIY synth traditions. We're reminded of everyone from Throbbing Gristle to Maurizio Bianchi, and much like Rahbek's work with Lust For Youth, we can't escape the brooding melodic similarities with Dominick Fernow's work for Cold Cave, and multifarious other operations on Hospital Productions - Lussuria, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, Alberich. Highly Recommended.