02 May 2013


I've been anticipating this collaboration for a while, and CONCRETE ISLAND did more than simply not disappoint me. These sounds are mesmerizing...dark and extremely minimal, they take the ethereal ambiance of TANGERINE DREAM (channeled in "At Midnight"), combine it with primitive industrial (on "Fear From Behind"), and then use the amalgamation to fukk with your mind on "Escape From Concrete Island." The beauty is in the simplicity, and these sounds are very very deliberate.

Spoiler Alert: CONCRETE ISLAND is one member of NEEDLES/LIMP WRIST and one member of WHITEHORSE/IVENS. And it is worthy of such a pedigree.

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