DMZ: Carex Boréal tape (Tanzprocesz, 2016)April 3, 2016 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
The name DMZ has been used several times before, so just to clarify, this has nothing to do with dubstep, garage rock, or comics. It’s abrasive, cracked electronics that fizzle outside of the constraints of rhythms. Sometimes they lapse into melodies or patterns, it’s not quite a harsh noise wall or anything like that, but it still has nothing to do with proper tunes. The second part is the most scrambled and frazzled, sounding like an entire control room going haywire. The fifth part buries strange scowling voices and mournful drone melodies under piercing, buzzing static. Other tracks sound like rusty kitchen appliances receiving phone calls from the dead. The best way to try to make sense of it is to just download it from Bandcamp and see what messages it’s speaking to you.