Title: Surfdrone III
Keywords: experimental harsh noise harsh noise wall noise power electronics United Kingdom
Surfdrone is back with another chapter in this project’s busy release schedule. This time the harsh noise act had gone classical, with music that would be ideal material to play for a ballet class… nah, just joking, this is of course music for surfers! Extreme surfers that is, as this collection of material is giving the ears a fierce bite of extreme waves. In fact if they had to be surfed upon by actual surfers (even at their top of their game!) they would have probably broken some bones before drowning. They simply sound so unforgiving, not menacing or cruel, but it’s a case of ‘they are what they are’ and a ‘it is what it is’.
The first harsh noise wave is to the point, no extreme psychedelic layers, but still a difficulty degree that is far ahead in the red. It’s pretty wet compared to the second work that is rather dry and crackly. As if the actual wave had been dried out and replaced by an incredible amount of sandpaper; I mean, imaging surfing on sandpaper; once you lose balance and fall over, your are simply full of shattered skin marks.
The next one titled ‘True HNW’ must be the highlight on this release. Why? Because it is honoring its title so very well. You might think why would anyone try to make traditionally perfect HNW? But unless you steal a genre’s top HNW producer’s (vomir) track and claim it as your own – to make it as pure and true by yourself is much more difficult and challenging. But of course Surfdrone smashed it here, making that wall of stability and loudness that you might actually are able to surf upon it, yet if you fail and fall, your wounds might as be unforgiving as being driven over by a train.
At the end Surfdrone comes up with one last wave of harshness. This one is suggesting( through the title) that it is build with the help of the manipulation of a cassette. Things can be so technical, crafted and build carefully behind the screens in this producer’s secret laboratory & nobody might know how it had been established, but the result is worth to be fed to your already perforated ears. It’s the most energetic wave of harshness on this collection, it sounds like a continues grumpy growl of a speedy speedboat; one that if you are surfing, might drive over you, chopping you in your surfers gear into little pieces between its legacy rotating motor blades!
So yes, another one in the Surfdrone collection of goodies. Not a release suitable for everyone I guess, but if you are a extreme harsh noise surfer with no fear of hurting yourself – you probably will be pleased!