15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO: Resting on A CD Edgetone Records

15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO: Resting on A CD Edgetone Records

I have to say I was a massive fan of ‘Under a Morphine Sky’, which was beautifully bleak and attention grabbing and its quite nice to see how things have evolved from there to now with this trio’s latest release.

The best words I can use when listening to 15dbz is ‘sound sculpture’, because that exactly what this is;  taking the organic and electronic, then evolving it into form;  sometimes ambient, sometimes noisy and for most of the time, both.

There is an overlying hum to this album, a rich drone that seems to flow as the base to a lot of the tracks occasionally rising and lifting the ambient quality of this act to the maximum atmosphere;  cold and warm in equal measure with the occasional momentary feeling of being lost at a crossroads, not knowing which route to take with the feeling of desperation reaching a peak when you realise you have taken the wrong path and there is no going back.

Without doubt there is a lot about 15dbz which will not appeal to just anyone such is their eclectic nature, even for myself some of the tracks do appear a little over lengthy in part and there was the odd occasion where I wanted them to hurry up somewhat.  Taking that into account however with a lot of patience there is a lot on this release to sink your teeth into for the discerning ambient and noise fan alike and is value for money in the process.

8/10

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