Just as you begin to somehow digest these strange oscillations, it’s almost as if Fluorescent Grey’s intent was to subliminally confuse the ears as industrialized wastelands and serene panoramas are all painted on the same canvas.
[Release page] As you can imagine from the title of this collection produced by Record Label Records‘ head-honcho Robbie Martin (aka Fluorescent Grey), the past seven years have yielded a diverse smorgasbord of leftfield recordings that are now neatly fitted onto three CDR’s of ambiente sound adventures. Disc #1 sumps up 2005—2006, Disc #2 from 2008—2011 and Disc #3 details 2012 abstracts. Taken as a whole, one might be overwhelmed by the textured data sparks emitted from this sound sculptor—broken layers of electronics and microscopic mutations of ambience all tend to converge. Disc #1, while buried in fuzzy analog-to-digital sheets, tends to break the ice quite literally; its cold slivers of detail feel disjointed and oddly therapeutic. Atmospheric pressure balanced with a few chilled beats ease the blow to the brain. One Disc #2 which spans four years from 2008—2011, we can hear the elevated focus of skewed rhythm’n function as they coalesce in one submerged and genre-less thaw. It isn’t until Disc #3—the 2012 summary—that Fluorescent Grey’s signature is truly revealed. Each untitled piece permeates a larger soundscape reaching to the extreme edges of controlled chaos as a collage of rumbling bass and micro-beats flourish in Lifeforms-era FSOL. But just as you begin to somehow digest these strange oscillations, it’s almost as if Fluorescent Grey’s intent was to subliminally confuse the ears as industrialized wastelands and serene panoramas are all painted on the same canvas. Ambiente 2005—2012 is an exuberant reflection (resume, perhaps) that details Fluorescent Grey’s wide-ranging breadth of experimentation’s and limited to 100 copies only*.
* Normal edition will come as 100 copies inside of a custom wooden slide-lid box with 5 art cards. A limited edition of 10 copies will come with the same box and cards but contained in the back of a 10×10 original painting by Abby Martin.