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Jorge Castro

"Cinetica" CDR EP

Public Eyesore

Genres: drone, experimental electronic

November 2006

This three-track, twenty-five minute EP from Jorge Castro (aka Clon) is one of the finest drone/experimental electronic releases I've heard from the Public Eyesore label. Castro has an epic but ambient style that works mostly on the level of mood. Using only the electric guitar and a whole lot of digital processing, he has produced a powerful and majestic EP that deserves to be heard by drone lovers the world over. "Immune" is a lesson in tone and pulse, with chimes and bassy hums comprising the vast majority of the piece. "Impulse," meanwhile, starts with some mesmerizing guitar strokes before moving into a gradually shifting journey through electric and electronic sound. Finally "Forward Movement" comes on, injecting a sense of noise and distortion before submerging into an intense mythical zone. There is a strange sense of melody (or, perhaps more accurately, tunefulness) in Cinetica, and it wraps you up in its world before you have a chance to protest.

mp3s (from immune (excerpt), forward movement (excerpt)


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 3 tracks, 25min, distributed by the label, released 2006]