Boomkat Product Review:
The Milanese vanguard cough up a bittersweet debut of blistering electronics and bombed out spaces from a promising newcomer, capping a banner year of Haunter releases by everyone from Ossia to Zuli, Evol’s Roc and bosslad Heith
“German newcomer Ausschus debuts on Haunter Records with a 6-track offering, throwing in elements from the whole spectrum of contemporary experimental music. The subtle yet intense melodic work, put in a place of dangerous acoustic creatures (bit-crushed drones, metallic clangs, slow hard beats), allows him to explore both negative and positive affections.
The main goal is dominance—or rather, positive acceptance—of melancholia, using harsh frequencies as a crucible for one’s psyche, teaching how to stand amidst the noise, breathing it, accepting it as nutrition. It’s not a matter of riffing against listeners, but of accompanying them through different rooms, different states, and molding them according to their will and sensibility. Ausschuss’ use of space, reverb and harmony gives solidity to the sound, creating a proper environment in which insight and growth can happen freely.”