LIMP FUCHS/CHRISTOPH HEEMANN/TIMO VAN LUIJK: Macchia Forest LP Streamline
It’s of no surprise upon playing ‘Macchia Forest, that this trio have links to Krautrock, considering the experimental nature of this three-track LP. Trying to create an “audio forest” and trying to “discover how the landscape changes” is as cynical as one would expect, with a variety of instrumentation played out like a landslide at a Tibetan monastery.
Clattering beats, bells and whistles prevailing throughout two of the songs on offer, only ‘Dark Animals’ holds any weight, with a rich droning, thick ambient void; only to be ultimately spoiled with nonsensical chants mid-way.
Reminiscent of many of the works of the over-praised Z’ev, ‘Macchia Forest represents everything I hate about this genre. With a vision of mountain goat herders and hessian blankets smelling of incense, this type of self-indulgence drives me to despair and I completely abhor its very existence.