Lake & Dahmer
"Without Chemicals He Points" CDR
Genres: ambient, experimental electronica
June 14 - 20 2004
Without Chemicals He Points is the 2002 offering from
electronic soundscape artists Berkowitz Lake & Dahmer.
Much like their other work, this disc boasts plenty of glitchy,
experimental pseudo-ambiance, designed specifically to instill horror
and awe in their listenership. BLD uses plenty of creepy
samples and dark effects to create an atmosphere distinctly its own -
often the music is so avant-garde, you're surprised how accessible it
This album's most successful moments are those that absolutely entrench
you in the music. Sparser moments like "Four Minute
Symphony" are nice, but somewhat unaffecting; the real success
comes from powerfully full compositions like the creepy vocal
modification of "Cyan Krilp Vipers" and the industrial
ambiance of "Graphic Tranquiliser." Even the noisier
tracks like "Blighted Sump" and "Petrolhead" fit
in well with Without Chemicals' more ambient moments.
Without Chemicals He Points is another strong album for
Fflint Central, who continue to make a name for themselves on the
experimental electronic circuit. Berkowitz Lake & Dahmer,
as always, is a must for those music lovers with an affinity for being
creeped out - and thoroughly satisfied.
Fun Fact: The title of this album
appears to be a reference to a secret clue from an old episode of Twin
Peaks. Check it out here.
[Vitals: 14 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2002]