Debut release by duo ATNN for Dublin imprint wherethetimegoes, featuring Cliona Ni Laoi (ov Salaċ notoriety) alongside Alf Brooks.

This is the precursor to their recent Avon Terror Corps EP ‘Stare Into The Abyss Long Enough And Soon The Abyss Is Staring Into You’…

‘Mm Denone’ recalls Paul de Marinis none-creepier guided-meditation ‘The Power of Suggestion’ interrupted by crass Youtube ads. In ‘Love’ I find myself pondering how: just as our brains are hardwired to recognise faces in the abstract, are our ears also designed to hear voices? Even in this angular, spectral deconstruction there is a sense of familiarity in the breathy timbre. Themes of Hyperreality and Post-Humanism are audibly at the forefront and not simply tacked on in retrospect.

10-min centre-peaces ‘Whats it Like’ and ‘Smudge Into Air’ are barely-there suites of synthetic strings and dela-la-lay-layered field-recordings, two highly-functional hypnagogic lull-spells. ‘Shutter’ is a far more visceral glitch-collage, climaxing in a processed tide of mercury lapping against yr headphones.

‘Gut’ is the most percussive cut of the lot, a Rephlex-ive Alienonic gamelan cut: Intelligent (Lifeform) Dance Musick? Another highlight ‘Smile?’ is pure bass-bombast-bap with some properly deranged synth-work; thawing & dripping, lost in sine, like ‘ears in the rain.

If you dig these people, you might well be into this here –
Visible Cloaks, Sam Kidel, Coil, Mille Plateaux’s Clicks & Cuts, Alec Empire’s Hypermodern Jazz 2000.5, Chris Petit’s Museum of Loneliness…

In short, this is a masterfully crafted collection of highly contemporary ambient-glitch. Perhaps a form of spiritual successor to Nocturnal Emissions’ Songs of Love & Revolution’, specifically their ironic feel-good anthem ‘Never Give Up’.

Proper good stuff, sent here straight from the source up on Dublin too.
Cheers to that!

The physical 12” LP is comprised of two 22 minute collage pieces +
a DL of single tracks too.

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