Boomkat Product Review:
Arguably the most interesting of this week's Machinefabriek releases is based upon field recordings gathered on an excursion to Slovakia. The sounds harvested from this trip were then heavily treated and assembled in an impressively musical fashion for this release. Think of this as auditory photography: Slovensko documents the soundscape of various locations and happenings withn them, treating the outcome to draw out the sonic depth. You'll hear the usual instances of wildlife and people coming and going, but arguably the less populated moments yield the most noteworthy results. When you hear strands of feedback sculpted from what sounds like creaking gates ('Slovensko 5') or massively amplified vibrations creating a potent scrapyard drone ('Slovensko 2') you feel Zuydervelt might be going about some of his most effective and experimental work to date.