Boomkat Product Review:
The master of greyscale drone reminds us to his inimitable, aching brilliance with a 20’ piece for the Superpang series that could easily go on for thrice the length and still keep us rapt.
At the start of lockdown this set of ears perhaps over-indulged in Drumm’s work to the extent that we needed a breather, or at least some more colour in our listening diet, but ‘Frogs Croaking Out Of Season’ is a stark reminder to the immersive traction of the noise auteur’s atonal attrition and transportive effect.
Coming on in turgid swells of granular distortion that, perhaps at one point was a load of frogs the piece inhabits a grindingly static, liminal headspace that borders on paralytic torpor, begging eyes to half mast and jaw’s slackened in a manner that means it genuinely should not be consumed while operating heavy machinery.
It does make us wonder where will be the place for the sort of music in the “new world” post-pandemic - will there still be performances of this stuff, when everyone appears gasping for a party? We’re interested to see where extreme forms of sound will exist in IRL performance, and how certain sorts of negative ecstasy of this brand will find their place.