Boomkat Product Review:
Mysterious new project Red Hook Grain Terminal débuts on the suitably enigmatic Panatype with 8 tracks of dream-weft fuzzy clag, sooty bleeps and misty-eyed ambient memes inside Inorganic, the follow-up to endearingly modest releases by Bernard Baum and Schuttle.
Taking inspiration from the same Red Hook Grain terminal in Brooklyn which inspired a great track on Dialect’s Gowanus Drifts, sound-artist Jordan Edge uses that place as a key-sight for a weather beaten and hypnagogic sound here, resulting a series of murky vignettes of BoC-style melodic wow and flutter, squashed drag rhythms and scuffed electronic textures, popping up some reel highlights in the oxidising ambient gestures of track 4, and a segue from fruity synth noodling to hefty slow chug on track 7, before melting out into the smudged bliss of track 8.
“Inorganic is a collection of organic sounds that have been degraded by inorganic spaces and working methods. The listener is situated in a three-dimensional world where the deterioration of sound is equal to the creation of the content itself. A world of dampened acoustics, half destroyed spaces, dead room tones and manipulated environmental surroundings.”