Ad Noiseam Records
Genre: electronica, drum n bass,
Wow, this is solid. Detritus combines the best elements of
industrial and drum n' bass into one dark but thriving electronic
sound. This is very mechanical and strangely menacing music, pairing
powerful beats with mischievously foreboding atmospheres and longing
melodies. Origin is a strong and consistent album, and while it
can become a bit repetitive, it has a strong enough sound to keep dark
electronic lovers busy.
The fun starts with "Paper Cuts," which starts with an epic, almost
churchlike ambient drone before laying down the main beat. The
combination of the two offers something somber
and something distinctly gripping. It works; this truly is an
excellent opener for Origin, setting the dark tone early on.
The riveting "Dead Daffodils," meanwhile, carries an urgency and sense
of importance like few other pieces of music, and "16 Fingers" pairs
an overwhelmingly beautiful melody with electronic rhythms. After the
first three whoppers, the album seems to lose a bit of momentum - the
music is still engaging, but lacks the immediate melodic epicness of
the earliest tracks. Still, there is lots of fine stuff on offer;
touching "Dil Wyn" and momentous "Origin Narrative (v3.03)" don't
disappoint, while the uplifting synth strokes of "Fable" add a subtle
beauty. Also worthy of note are Mothboy's remix of "16 Fingers"
and Mad E.P.'s take on "Paper Cuts," included at the end of the
disc for good measure.
MP3s (from adnoiseam.net):
[Vitals: 11 tracks, distributed by
the label, released 2005]