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Nana April Jun is a pseudonym of Swedish visual artist and composer Christofer Lamgren, who devised this album as a vehicle for exploring all-digital noise timbres as continuous, evolving streams. Significantly, Lamgren avoids multitracking and conventional principles of arrangement, instead favouring a kind of 'noise solo' approach. At times the sounds on the album mimic naturally occurring phenomena, and during 'Sun Wind Darkness Eye' you'd swear to hearing the rush of air currents, while certain phases of 'Process Philosophy' suggest traffic in motion. The Ontology Of Noise is certainly one of the more cerebral and contemplative entries into the genre, side-stepping the more frenzied, energetic extremities that tend to come hand-in-hand with extreme electronics. You might compare the particular brand of primal, uncompromising signal transformations on show here to the more abstract works of Mika Vainio, or perhaps Francisco Lopez, and the quality on show here certainly matches the standards of work committed by those two artists.