With the very recent release of his split LP with Ligature on his own imprint, New Forces, Stefan Aune proves he has no intention of slowing down with Kjostad. This current effort shows every bit of vigor and careful composition as the LP but with an accelerated pace. Here we have a uniquely destructive take on tape music: field recordings provide a rather serene location but are nearly obliterated with repeated harsh texture. Tape loops propel the listener across two tracks of outdoor sounds meshed with harsh rhythmic assaults. The sounds are sharp and poignant, offering much to the ear and imagination. The feeling evoked is something akin to an entire forest crashing in on a person from all sides, again and again.
c22, 60 copies made