Kahl - MINIVIEW: False Evidence Appears Real
Dark Ambient, Experimental Kahl is a project formed by Douglas Ferguson (owner of The Still Recording Studio) and Per Ahlund. Their goal with this project is to take the listener onto a dazing industrial adventure that will hypnotize and awe. "F.E.A.R.", or "False Evidence Appears Real" is their recent EP that released earlier in February. If you're not hearing any sort of enthusiasm while reading through this paragraph, it's because it is intentional as I find myself not too big a fan of what Kahl is producing. 

"F.E.A.R." is an experimental album that mixes eerie guitar notes with looping drones and the such. 'The Art of Love' begins off the album with psychedelic sounds, as if you're walking through an abandoned laboratory. However, the voice that speaks throughout it is muffled to a point where it is incomprehensible whereas I think they were aiming for it to be understood. That was a turn off. 'Sleaze Culture' comes off as so many other drone songs: solitary notes surrounded by noise. More bleak, drone noise is followed in 'Wish Upon A Star'. Considering its nineteen and a half minute length, the entire song was pretty barren. Heavier but still as monotonous, 'Everything Fine' finished the album. 

Kahl shows off an understanding of experimental noise and drones with "F.E.A.R." but monotonous and empty songs that do nothing to refresh the genre keeps the release from being anything more than mediocre. 
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Kahl - MINIVIEW: False Evidence Appears Real

5.0
"Mediocre"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Reverse Alignment
Kahl is a project formed by Douglas Ferguson (owner of The Still Recording Studio) and Per Ahlund. Their goal with this project is to take the listener onto a dazing industrial adventure that will hypnotize and awe. "F.E.A.R.", or "False Evidence Appears Real" is their recent EP that released earlier in February. If you're not hearing any sort of enthusiasm while reading through this paragraph, it's because it is intentional as I find myself not too big a fan of what Kahl is producing. 

"F.E.A.R." is an experimental album that mixes eerie guitar notes with looping drones and the such. 'The Art of Love' begins off the album with psychedelic sounds, as if you're walking through an abandoned laboratory. However, the voice that speaks throughout it is muffled to a point where it is incomprehensible whereas I think they were aiming for it to be understood. That was a turn off. 'Sleaze Culture' comes off as so many other drone songs: solitary notes surrounded by noise. More bleak, drone noise is followed in 'Wish Upon A Star'. Considering its nineteen and a half minute length, the entire song was pretty barren. Heavier but still as monotonous, 'Everything Fine' finished the album. 

Kahl shows off an understanding of experimental noise and drones with "F.E.A.R." but monotonous and empty songs that do nothing to refresh the genre keeps the release from being anything more than mediocre. 
Sep 16 2015

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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