Genre/Influences: Noise, Ambient, Experimental, Industrial.
Format: Digital, CDR.
Background/Info: Arvo Zylo aka Blood Rhythms has been very prolific in 2020, having released several productions on his own label No Part Of It. This work features seven new tracks for which Arvo Zylo got the help from a few contributors.
Content: Blood Rhythms in a way is the ambassador of the label, the sound being characterized by endless, harsh noise-driven loops, but still featuring other influences such as Ambient, Industrial and Experimental. This is exactly what this opus brings to the listener. From disturbing sound atmospheres to heavier Noise outbursts, the tracks are mainly long duration –even moving over 20 minutes, like bringing the fans into a state of trance. I also noticed a short track, which sounds like an intro for the cut coming next.
+ + + : The way of composing the sound remains similar to other releases; there always is this taste of using similar sequences, but the diversity of the influences make the work always interesting. I especially like the tormenting and monotone sound waves running through “Nookleptia” and “Subterranean Holiness”. I however have to admit the harder “Flaming Wound” is my favorite one for the total climax in the final part of the cut.
– – – : Why must some tracks be that long when there’s less diversity? I have to admit I’m often losing the focus when a work is repetitive and getting you this endless feeling. “Wheel Of Anguish” is the perfect illustration of this sonic monotony.
Conclusion: Even if Blood Rhythms is sometimes too recurring it always creates some commotion during the listening.
Best songs: “Flaming Wound”, “Nookleptia”, “Subterranean Holiness”.