The tracks are unashamedly experimental, noise jarring into harmonies that are washed over by Industrial pangs and hardship. Rhythm patterns are warped, bent and reconfigured as Vitruv pulls and stretches 4/4 convention.
Experimental is one of the most under-represented genres within Electronic music. But, of late more disparate elements have begun to be absorbed. Techno, House and Electro have all looked to many of the more abstract aspects of Electronics to find something new. One imprint that has been exploring these above sounds is Bremen’s ZCKR Records. The imprint grew out of a club night held in the historic city and since 2010 vinyl and CDs have been the label output. The focus has been on home town artists but for the latest the mysterious Swiss man Anom Vitruv offers up another Untitled offering.
The lack of a title follows into the tracks. Nothing is named, instead tracks sink together into a fog of bass, electrical feed and samples. Clanks and clatters are reversed, reverbed into one another as the opening track bubbles with black samples. Melodies are redirected. Synth rinses are crunched together, condensed into drone and motorized drone. The tracks are unashamedly experimental, noise jarring into harmonies that are washed over by Industrial pangs and hardship. Rhythm patterns are warped, bent and reconfigured as Vitruv pulls and stretches 4/4 convention.
A weird, yet interesting, outing from Anom Vitruv. Since his Tabernacle release the Swiss artist has been exploring more experimental plains with Offseason, and continues this journey ZCKR. Complex and dense soundscapes that float and forge across some thirty minutes of aural abstraction. Different, and at times difficult to digest; not for the faint-hearted.
Untitled is available on ZCKR.