ANDERS HOLST & YANN COPPIER: Onomatopeia DL Clang
The press bumpf that came with this release, states that this is a collection of aggressive soundscapes created with live synth, programming and guitars; and as such, on paper, sounded right up my street.
As a whole, this isn’t bad at all. Without being as challenging as I first suspected, a lot of ‘Onomatopeia’ is ambient driven, regardless of the instrumentation utilised; and is for the most part, a quiet affair where nothing truly kicks off, so to speak.
This 9-tracker has its fair share of experimentalism; and this, directionally speaking, is where it falls short. When Holst and Coppier concentrate their efforts on outright atmosphere and ambience, they pretty much have it nailed down; with chasms of gritty peaks and troughs that stare upwards to the glassy air driven pads that float above them.
Nowhere near as aggressive as I first imagined; but a fairly interesting affair overall. There is little on here to be unhappy with for lovers of experimental ambience across all associated genres.