Boomkat Product Review:
Oliver Ho’s post-rock/synth noise project Slow White Fall, established itself with 2 bleak and ritualistic records for Downwards, the home of alternative electronics run by Regis aka Karl O’Connor.
"Now Oliver brings us Flesh In The Modern Age - the 14 track album sits somewhere between death metal, ambient, noise and post-rock. Ideas of landscape, mythology and the occult form the inspiration for the music. Coming on Oliver’s own Death & Leisure imprint, the album comes on limited edition cd accompanied by a book of photo collages with absurd and surreal gothic poetry created by Oliver Ho, which is also performed as spoken word on the album by vocal artist Blood Powers.
From the guitar drones and booming funeral march drums of The Godless Earth, to the heavy electronic strobing kick drums of Slowly We Rot, the album moves into the ambient synth scapes of Opium Song featuring haunting spoken word. There’s the avant distorted noise pieces of Scum Will Rise and Secret Demon that push further into the dark waters, moving into the pure drone and feedback of Hell Bastard, and lastly the album ends with The Death God Cometh, a layered distorted ambient doom metal piece that brings the journey to its crushing destination."