MATTHEW COLLINGS - Splintered Instruments / Silence Is A Rhythm Too

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Shoegaze | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 163 / 9-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Denovali | Autor: CA

With his current album, the debut of Matthew Collings, with which the musician had consistently renounced the 'pure' ambience of his former project Sketches For Albinos, is re-released once again. "Splintered Instruments" was more noise than drone, although in the tunes a certain turn towards melody was recognizable precisely because of the vocal interludes of the musician. The sometimes harsh soundscapes scratched the essence of My Bloody Valentine or Petrels, whereby tracks like "Vasilia" or "Pneumonia" could not be denied a certain Shoegaze aesthetic. In the end everything ended up in the ambient "routine". With the new work "Silence Is A Rhythm Too", Matthew Collings finally breaks away from structures that had been noticeable before. With a dreamlike feeling for the harmonies in apparent opposites - weird samples and noises collide with almost lovely strings - the opener "Stills" is already a very special sound experience. "Silence Is A Rhythm Too" is purely instrumental and completely redefines Shoegaze and Noise.

Top track: Vasilia/Stills

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