Boomkat Product Review:
Formed in the early '80s by Gary Mundy (in simultaneity with his Broken Flag label), Ramleh was a Whitehouse-inspired power electronics outfit that underwent a number of changes over the years, seeing it switch between its original noise-purveying format and a more straght-forward rock mode. These days Ramleh has two different line-ups running concurrently to fulfill both roles, but Valediction marks the first new power electronics material from the project for some twenty-five years. It appears that Mundy and his collaborator Anthony Di Franco (of Skullflower) have not lost the knack for it. Valediction is resoundingly bleak and characterised by thinned, biting distortion, with noise-oscillators and disfigured vocals floundering around the mix at every turn. It's not an easy listen then, but you can certainly hear the band's pedigree.