V/A :: These Sounds Will Have to Meet Somewhere In Between (Signifier)

A mixture of agitated beats, harsh modulations, disjointed rhythms, industrialized aggression and piercing sonic furies has Signifier sketching a cross-section of the entire dark-electronic world. This foray of maximum treble-infused noise is offset with just the right amount of tantalizing low-tones causing elevated Richter scale activity from one side of the spectrum to the next.

V/A 'These Sounds Will Have to Meet Somewhere In Between'

[Release page] 2011 has been a solid year for compilations; Highpoint Lowlife closed shop with Physic Or Surgery, Herb offered up the vibrant Verdant, Tympanik Audio recently unveiled their jaw-dropping Emerging Organisms 4 (review forthcoming), 10-years of Psychonavigation produced Mindfield, Chroniques Electroniques packaged up When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze, Cartesian Binary with Cloud 11, Enig’matik and their digital Painting Picture’s On Silence canvass, 33 Records just published a three-phase assimilation for Into Pieces, nonine forges a Nine year snapshot and let’s not forget n5MD’s excellent The Reconstruction of Fives. When at one point, these collections seemed trite and ineffective, a mere grasping of sounds to present audio signatures; times have certainly changed. Quality has gone up, even with the amount of material being released. This is a good thing, as we see here.

Signifier, run by Shannon Malik, aims to fulfill and surpass the typical synopsis of teasing listeners with brief introductory tunes, and instead offers a smorgasbord of definitive electronics on a 2-disc set that breaks the mold while bridging like-minded musicians together on These Sounds Will Have to Meet Somewhere In Between.

A mixture of agitated beats, harsh modulations, disjointed rhythms, industrialized aggression and piercing sonic furies has Signifier sketching a cross-section of the entire dark-electronic world. This foray of maximum treble-infused noise is offset with just the right amount of tantalizing low-tones causing elevated Richter scale activity from one side of the spectrum to the next. Not allowing for any fluff, each track dives straight into the core of drenched digital manipulation and doesn’t hold out. Trying to make these sounds meet somewhere in between is easier said than done, as each crumpled sound falls out of the clear black sky with its own trajectory, often frayed at the edges, and landing on multiple coordinates. With Signifier in-queue next to heavyweights such as Ant-Zen, M-Tronic, Hymen and Tympanik Audio, it’s good to see the continual percolation of brooding beats lit with subdued melodic brushes. Integrity, electronics, rhythm, life… we completely agree.

These Sounds Will Have to Meet Somewhere In Between is out now on Signifier. [Release page]

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  1. Tanner Volz via Facebook says:

    super comp!

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