Buben - Furor Poetics
Dark Ambient Forget the Cold War. Forget the Axis Powers. There is a new war, and it is blowing away everything we have yet witnessed. This war is between War Office Propaganda and No Angels Productions. Not just for domination of the Polish scene, or the European scene, but for control of the entire world's post industrial scene. Both of these small labels have churned out nothing but solid gold since their inceptions, With War Office being the most proficient.

'Furor Poetics' is only the 6th release on No Angels' portfolio, but with previous releases including Krothor's 'Czern' and QDC's ultra obscure. Ultra limited, exceptional 'Warchitecture', it doesn't take much for any aspiring dark ambient fanatic to realise that what we have here, might just be something spectacular.Like almost every No Angels release,'Furor Poetics' is limited to 120 copies only, (mine being 51). If I am not mistaken, this is now almost sold out too, so be fast about ordering it.

'Expect an unconventional release', the press package says. Well, with a cd cover that mirrors the 3d futuristic face of a man, and a background reminding me of VnV Nation's 'Futureperfect', Unconventional it will most certainly be!

I would be very, very wrong if I called this just a dark ambient release. It is Shrill, Brooding Industrial with wonderfully pitched tones, ear-splitting drones, dark ambient influences, and above all else, it sounds like a Dialysis Ward going wrong.

Allow frantic machine pulses to mistreat your ears, allow 'Apertis Tibiis' to introduce you to the unique sound of Buben, This starts off with what can almost perfectly be described as the Close Encounters theme, but with a few different notes, before a fast drum loop comes in, and fucks off again, before the real interplay kicks in.

Genius production here, sounds jumping from one speaker to another, before vanishing again, making this one of the nicer surround sound experiences I have had.

'In Optima Forma' is the obligatory 'starts off slow with a beautiful, elegant melody' song, and we are offered chant-like synth patterns, carried on a background of Wind samples. There is no analogy I can make that I can relate this to, but for those of you that want to imagine walking through a churchyard on a moonlit windy night, do it to this song.

My Bane is that I give too many good reviews, and that is purely out of good luck, as I have received nothing but good stuff so far. No Angels have a knack of equating to my own unique taste wonderfully, the case here is I am left speechless, and although 'Furor Poetics' is nothing original and breathtaking; the sheer combination of sounds, and the amazing surround production on this is enough to take it from a promising release to a fucking good release.

This War will be the war to change all wars, in that there can be no losers. Except those of you that hesitate and let this sell out. Go!
4
Brutal Resonance

Buben - Furor Poetics

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2006 by No Angels Productions
Forget the Cold War. Forget the Axis Powers. There is a new war, and it is blowing away everything we have yet witnessed. This war is between War Office Propaganda and No Angels Productions. Not just for domination of the Polish scene, or the European scene, but for control of the entire world's post industrial scene. Both of these small labels have churned out nothing but solid gold since their inceptions, With War Office being the most proficient.

'Furor Poetics' is only the 6th release on No Angels' portfolio, but with previous releases including Krothor's 'Czern' and QDC's ultra obscure. Ultra limited, exceptional 'Warchitecture', it doesn't take much for any aspiring dark ambient fanatic to realise that what we have here, might just be something spectacular.Like almost every No Angels release,'Furor Poetics' is limited to 120 copies only, (mine being 51). If I am not mistaken, this is now almost sold out too, so be fast about ordering it.

'Expect an unconventional release', the press package says. Well, with a cd cover that mirrors the 3d futuristic face of a man, and a background reminding me of VnV Nation's 'Futureperfect', Unconventional it will most certainly be!

I would be very, very wrong if I called this just a dark ambient release. It is Shrill, Brooding Industrial with wonderfully pitched tones, ear-splitting drones, dark ambient influences, and above all else, it sounds like a Dialysis Ward going wrong.

Allow frantic machine pulses to mistreat your ears, allow 'Apertis Tibiis' to introduce you to the unique sound of Buben, This starts off with what can almost perfectly be described as the Close Encounters theme, but with a few different notes, before a fast drum loop comes in, and fucks off again, before the real interplay kicks in.

Genius production here, sounds jumping from one speaker to another, before vanishing again, making this one of the nicer surround sound experiences I have had.

'In Optima Forma' is the obligatory 'starts off slow with a beautiful, elegant melody' song, and we are offered chant-like synth patterns, carried on a background of Wind samples. There is no analogy I can make that I can relate this to, but for those of you that want to imagine walking through a churchyard on a moonlit windy night, do it to this song.

My Bane is that I give too many good reviews, and that is purely out of good luck, as I have received nothing but good stuff so far. No Angels have a knack of equating to my own unique taste wonderfully, the case here is I am left speechless, and although 'Furor Poetics' is nothing original and breathtaking; the sheer combination of sounds, and the amazing surround production on this is enough to take it from a promising release to a fucking good release.

This War will be the war to change all wars, in that there can be no losers. Except those of you that hesitate and let this sell out. Go!
Sep 22 2006

Nick Quarm

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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