CHRIS ABRAHAMS: Memory Night CD ROOM40
Wire like electronics and a machine head hum are the main body to the opening track from this latest instalment to Abrahams’ discography, crashing into a field recording of clattering metallic screeches and abrupt sonic disruptions that spoil the party somewhat.
The following ‘Bone and Teem’, falls over itself as a tantric meandering of unadulterated garbage, whilst ‘Strange Bright Fact’ ruins what could have been something of saviour in its piano keys, by allowing a mass of abstract noises to obliterate anything tangible.
‘Stabilised Ruin’, the ending piece to this lengthy four-tracker gives insight to what could have been. Somewhere within the blistered programming there are shades of ability, which begs questions as to why Abrahams hasn’t sat down on his tracks and capitalised on individual source material to produce something moderately listenable. Merely placing noises together for noise sake is an old staple of those who want to be artists and ultimately fail. Abrahams has more in his toolbox than this I am sure and ‘Memory Night’ really doesn’t have a lot to offer, due to its inconsistencies.