Boomkat Product Review:
Barcelona’s industrial agitators Ordre Etern - comprising members of psychedelic noise band QA’A - meets Gnod’s Chris Haslam a.k.a. Dwellings on a knotted, cranky co-production between Magiroja and Salford’s Tesla Tapes.
Seven tracks harness the rhetoric of anti-establishment struggle and the celebration of crisis in crumbling, post-industrial structures and dysphoric, end-of-the-rope vocals. Chris Haslam’s droning, minimal wave-style synths paint a viscous, toxic backdrop for sheared shards of metallic guitar and burnt out amp fuzz wrenching us into their void.
But it’s not all noisy; there are some far more measured parts, such as the gloomy Natura that recall Bohren und Der Club of Gore in their noirish discipline, whilst Defensa incurs bleakly dub-scraped territory previously explored by the likes of Ike Yard or Second Layer, and certainly Gnod themselves.