Genres: noise, experimental
PO Box 12132
Columbus, OH 43212 USA
Nov 10 - 16 2003
aka Alan Bloor, is one of Canada's gifts to the noise
world. A scene veteran, he has been constructing his brand of
chaotic, metallic abrasion for years now, and has amassed a
discography that will leave even the most experienced collectors in
awe. Magnetomotive, one of his latest masterpieces, is a
100-copy limited edition CDR from reputable imprint Gameboy Records.
On Magnetomotive, Knurl does away with introductions
and cuts right into the noise. Powerful gushes of hard,
crunching harshness are divided into seven tracks. Knurl's
mastery of sound lies in his use of variety - rapidly and viciously
changing sound levels, carefully timed plateaus leading to
mind-shattering eruptions of messy noise, and more. It's difficult to
resist. Noise enthusiasts will be in love, while others will
struggle to understand.
If you're up for some of the most talented Canadian noise out
there, buy Magnetomotive. At only five dollars, it's a
steal - get it before all 100 copies are gone.
[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]