An energy that unveils psychedelic tones, intense electronic splashing and a subtle strain of tribal-warfare has Biomass lining up darkened ambience behind a fog of extraterrestrial coatings.
[Purchase | Download] A wash of futuristic audio blurring rips through spatial fabrics on Biomass’ 6-track Energy EP. A debut outing for Biometrax, Walter Douglas (aka Walter ovtha woodz, formerly of KUCR’s 88.3 FM) began Biomass audio-visualization experiments in Los Angeles, California in 1990 and has since captivated audiences with a synthetic void of elongated auditory stimulus. This is his latest offering, a multi-dimensional plateau of musical flux.
Organically connected to visual periphery, Energy‘s six all-encompassing tracks (ranging from two to twenty-two minutes each) become one with the environment as layers of ambient flurries fall upon rusted sound machines gone awry. A particular ripple of electrical noise fuses stretched rhythmic propulsion and lively experiments against buried melodies dripping in the background. It’s difficult not to get lost in Biomass’ mechanically enriched sheets as they lock into hypnotic overload. Subliminally scratching the surface of your brain, Energy breaks down on repeat rotations. An energy that unveils psychedelic tones, intense electronic splashing and a subtle strain of tribal-warfare has Biomass lining up darkened ambience behind a fog of extraterrestrial coatings. Perhaps best suited for one swift listening experience (headphones are definitely encouraged), Energy is a source of subdued power slowly evaporating within the confines of closed, misty spaces.