INFINITE MOMENT OF COMPOSURE: Turbulence CD Syrphe
Tasjiil Moujahed’s Jawad Nawfal joins forces with Liliane Chiela from the dn’B Project to produce a collection of ambient and noise filled compositions. Sometimes this can be a tricky concoction to gel effectively into a whole album that is interesting enough to draw attention for a long duration; but in a lot of respects ‘Turbulence’ manages what it sets out to achieve.
The glitch ridden ‘Flaw’ opens up into the engagingly harmonious ‘Dissolution’, relying on gentle harmonies to pulsate through fluttering pitter-pattering beats on a bed of droning ambience; notably this is one of the better tracks on the album.
There are moments on this release that wander off the beaten path to straightforward Dark Ambient. Whilst this may be a genre I adore, in a lot of respects there isn’t the aspect of engagement I expected to immerse myself within and instead, relished the interruptions of machine head electronics that occasionally rose up to the challenge, coming across in much the same way the excellent Geistform goes about his business.
In short, IMOC have produced a decent, sturdy body of work that upon reflection has its moments of glory. In order to step up to the next level they need to concentrate on emotional harmonies and glitch, which is right up there with the genres best. A satisfyingly solid release which is only let down by its persistence with meandering in its inability to move forwards when needed.