Boomkat Product Review:
‘Holy Water Whisper’ is one of those purist electronic peaches that bloom regularly on Antwerp’s excellent, ever searching Ent’racte label
It is Cologne-based artist Volker Hennes’ 3rd release for the label, after 2015’s ‘Emperor Ambassador’, and follows from his 2017 action with Anthony Moore in Therapeutische Hörgruppe Köln.
Technically the nine track album was entirely produced on a Nord Modular G1 - “One track, one patch; no additional effects or over-dubbing”, while the label more poetically describe it as “Fluids flood the entire audio spectrum (20 to 20k). A solid state which is simultaneously and continuously changing.”
Echoing the stripped down approach of Yves De Mey’s recent ace ‘Exit Strategies Part 1’, the results are all dead abstract, and range from what sounds like a protein-gargling alien vocaloid in his ‘Holy Whisper’ parts, thru to bouts of ultra iridescent, deliquescent, gurning lushness in the ‘Fluid Noise’ bits, and a couple of astringent, unsettling ‘Cleaning’ numbers.