Genetic Transmission – Lullabies (Album – Zoharum)

Genre/Influences: Experimental, Noise, Ambient, Electro-Acoustic.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Zoharum definitely has something with Genetic Transmission and that’s not of a coincidence. They both are hailing from Poland. This work is the eighth chapter in the label’s instalment of albums re-issues, “Lullabies” being originally released in 2005. Together with the previously released “Strychnina / Music for Acoustic Installations” both albums were originally released in 2005 and featured common elements in their approach.  

Content: This work features 5 untitled tracks and it’s not that strange there are no titles. You feel walking throughout a sonic labyrinth created with Electro-Acoustic gear and field recordings. The cuts are once again creating a compact and dense opus characterized by a sonic cocktail of noises. The 4th cut features some effects of screams. It’s hard to say if they’re expressing terror or just complaining, but it injects an extra, mysterious touch to the work. The album comes to its final point by a heavier mishmash of noises and voices.

+ + + : And here again I should say this is the kind of production awakening the curiosity of music freaks into Improvisation and Noise. I like some passages for their strong visual aspect accentuating the tormented style of the work. Both last tracks are more elaborated and ending in a pure hodgepodge.

– – – : The Experimental and extreme approach of this work, which is a characteristic for these kinds of Electro-Acoustic music, remains hard to endure for non-lovers. This is extreme music for extreme souls…

Conclusion: You should buy this album together with its predecessor so that you get a kind of twins release to remember one of the most legendary artists in Experimental music.

Best songs: “Untitled 4”.

Rate: (6½).

Label: www.zoharum.com / www.facebook.com/zoharum



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