V/A :: When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze (Chroniques électroniques)

Throughout When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze is an ambient simmer that keeps its revolving doors in motion from start to end. Fragments of chiseled bass, broken synthesizers, deformed drum’n bass, downtempo melodies, microscopic rhythms, and recycled noise all tend to gravitate around this one central (ambient) theme.

V/A 'When Light's Drillin The Haze'

[DownloadNo. This is not a Tympanik Audio co-release, nor is it directly affiliated with Hymen, M-Tronic or Ad Noiseam for that matter. But it does have that feeling, doesn’t it? There’s been so much cross-pollination of musicians leaping from label-to-label that it really gets you wondering; can you ever really keep up with the influx of music spilling from all edges of the sphere, especially when it comes to post-industrialized electronics with shades of darkened trickery? Probably not, but what does it matter? If you feel that you’re missing out on compilation tracks, don’t fret, there will likely be another one right around the corner. And quality is still maintained, almost each time, including on When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze.

Chroniques électroniques, based out of France, are predominately concerned with chronicling “the news output of IDM, electronics,” an online magazine, radio outfit and label that provides its fans with an audio-visual abundance of information and audio formations. This time, they’ve amassed thirteen tracks stretched over fifty-nine minutes, a mixture of sliced and diced electronics with an industrial pulse. Artist selection is at utmost quality including prolific acts such as Roel Funcken, Access To Arasaka, Defrag, Pleq, Tapage, Nebulo, Candle Nine, Undermathic; and that’s the truncated list!

Throughout When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze is an ambient simmer that keeps its revolving doors in motion from start to end. Fragments of chiseled bass, broken synthesizers, deformed drum’n bass, downtempo melodies, microscopic rhythms, and recycled noise all tend to gravitate around this one central (ambient) theme. And although there are interspersed sections of gritty and tormented moments, even hinting at shoegaze terrain, When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze slices through the atmosphere with a precision that is on par with the above-mentioned imprints. Its no-charge option of three-hundred and twenty kilobits per second mp3 formatted music leaves the trained ear nothing to lose (except your mind) with this download. Each piece represented offers a snapshot of the entire dark-electronic scene; a frame of reference to investigate further those musicians you might not be so familiar with. The organization of chaotic frequencies is presented not only in audible format, but in its visual facade. The cover art, perhaps the finest mechanical portrayal, describes the music as a mixture of abandoned metallic-blue factories; frayed wires, twisted steel, broken glass, cracked pipes and shards of debris propel the listener through its audio fields. Judging a book by its cover works to this compilations benefit, as it lures the eyes and satisfies the audible senses.

Go and have a listen for yourself and get aquatinted with this new iteration of post-ambient industrialization.

When Light’s Drillin’ The Haze is out now on Chroniques électroniques. [Download]

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2 Comments

  1. Lou Nugues says:

    thank you for this chronic and for this great analysis of my work.

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