Boomkat Product Review:
Epic 4-way pitting A Colourful Storm (Moopie and Mark) vs V I S (Nina and Good News) for an almost 3-hour session of sprawling selector specials, mined from the depths of their respective, groaning shelves.
The levels are obscure and absorbing on each side, under the title ‘Not Kennt Kein Gebot!’, or ‘Necessity Knows No Law!’, each player follows their noses down rabbit holes of investigation for a pack that adds up to more than the sum of its considerable parts.
Good News is up first with an opening that sounds like a pitched down brass band playing over a mentasm deployed at 1% - it’s beautiful and terrifying all at once, providing a perfect portal into his opiated take on smeared, viscous drone, flesh-creep electronics and æther voices that channel NWW-like sensations of sinister whimsy and unforetold audness.
Nina follows with more buckled post-industrial structures and dense passages studded with calcium-deficient drums and doom rave that sound gloriously out of time, all slowed Amens and scattered snares laced with low-lit klang - our kinda shit.
The final two sides descend into the recesses of A Colourful Storm’s far reaching imagination, with Moopie assembling 45 minutes of squashed drums and K-hole sluggers, over-easy on the bass and late ‘90s ruggedness somewhere between dank Scorn x Illbient and the sort of gear that made DJ Scud’s and I-Sound’s Wasteland project so quietly influential in the early aughts.
Mark is up last and plots a slanted transition thru avant-garde experiments, baroque wonders, classical guitar, bells, gongs and a particularly satisfying section half an hour in that sounds like the Mamangakis soundtrack for Heimat, you know, excactly our kinda shit.