Susurrus is a 31 minute piece in two parts, composed of feedback, ground-loops and other various unintended ephemera endemic to electronic instruments and the recording process. Taken singly these defects are purposefully avoided but when joined a remarkable synthesis can sometimes be observed. From an almost imperceptable beginning it rises in complexity until elecrical arcs are almost visible...
An astute observer will recognize within the first seconds of the crackling drums that open A Candle in the Crown of the Dawn that this record is supercharged, blown out and stripped down. With the intensity of Black Mountain soaring over a splashing, hypnotic rhythm section, EYES bypass to the center, to a place beyond knowledge, beyond rock, where human batteries are charged by a Dionysus crystal, where the shimmering organs read your mind, and the sun and shadow voices dwell.
Filled with rainy day lament, sputtering drones, funked-up basslines, luscious analog synths, and arrhythmic drums, ANCIENT HISTORY does not fall comfortably among the labels of 'ambient', 'IDM', or 'noise-prog'. Seemingly never slowing the car to turn, Ganjatronics make gestural shifts that range from new age synthscapes to piercing feedback and even occasional sing-song night club crooning. Also available as a limited edition CDR.
Based out of the rust belt, Occult Modem Settings creates dense, curious sonic landscapes while still retaining vague pop sensibilities. "Compression Artifacts" is 7 tracks of ghostly drone layered with curated lyrics harvested from overheard conversations and spam e-mails. Moods range from warm to sinister.