Boomkat Product Review:
PAN grip one of Europe's finest freaks - Dennis Tyfus ov Ultra Eczema infamy - for a head-wobbling collage of tapes loops and concrète clangour contrasted with a side of extended vocal technique and electronics.
'Knerpen! (Bevel)' translates reflexive, haptic actions into freeform sequences of "scrunched" loops and location recordings on the A-side, whilst juxtaposing opera singer and actress Emilie Fleamountains with warbling tape improvisation on the other side.
Jarring perfectly with the label's recent run of idiosyncratic zingers from Errorsmith & Mark Fell, Helm, Lifted, and M.E.S.H., Tyfus spools away on his own trajectory into a ferric miasma of alien, avant sound.
The first side works in a lo-fi textural tradition running from M.B. to Wolf Eyes via much more zonked outliers - many of whom have released on Tyfus' Antwerp-based stable of instability, Ultra Eczema - threading a series of piercing, shocking and unhinged improvisations across your mucky tape head.
In stark relief, the B-side opens out with Emilie Fleamountains' multitracked, operatic vox blossoming strange harmonics skewed by unpredictable, extreme pitch shifts for the first half, before invoking a schizoid hall-of-mirrors sound twisting and scrunching his tapes into disorienting möbius loops and backwoods wail.