Boomkat Product Review:
Compellingly bleak and dramatic longform electro-acoustic/drone/noise composition by Norwegian hornist and sometime member of Fe-mail, Spunk, Zeitkratzer, among others. Tucked away in our digital database, Hild Sofie Tafjord's 'Kama' was recently brought to our attention after friends caught her live performance and the Wire charted it highly in their 2012 end-of-year chart. But, funnily enough, it was actually released in 2007 so we'll give ourselves a little kick on behalf of anyone else who overlooked it. Combining the sort of mid-winter drones favoured by Deathprod with the infernal noise intensity of, say, Lasse Marhaug (who coincidentally designed the CD cover) or Peter Rehberg, it's a visceral and enveloping piece of work scouting 40 minutes through dense, animalistic power noise, petrifying tonal desolation, glassy rhythms and alien electronics with some genuinely jaw-dropping moments thanks to her oblique and cryptic compositional strategies. RIYL Merzbow, Russell Haswell, Helge Sten, KTL.