Boomkat Product Review:
Joachim Nordwall and sound artist Henrik Rylander’s drone duo give it a thousand mile glare on a killer album of works for feedback and analogue synths.
Coughed up on Industrial Coast, an ace tape label from N.E. England, ‘Your Skulls Are To Us What The Sun Is To You’ is an absolute pleasure for the prickly isolationists out there. In four tracts the Swedish pair coax out gloomy masses of greyscale drone from hardware, traversing from beating low end frequencies and static swells in the first, then wade thru viscous waves of analog sludge in the 2nd, surrounded by a rusty meridian glow of industrial clangour.
In the 3rd section, plunging oscillators conjure a wickedly pensive sci-fi atmosphere befitting of a scene from Bladerunner or Alien (Ridley Scott went to art college on an industrial coast, dontyaknow?!) but where everything is slowed 500% and achingly pregnant with terror for the duration, before the dense, reverberating industrial drone of the final tract nails the gare stare (north or south) with proper, end-of-the-earth intensity that draws us ever more unsociably into its blackened churn.