What I'm drawn to again and again are the many sounds of the natural world I find these people sneaking into their songs after severely maiming them. Is it a voice I hear or the contused cry of a Sparrow, the atmospheres rising like steam from a boiling kettle. Again, I must wonder, how long will this bunch endure before transmuting themselves into something even stranger. The usage of space as an instrument, why yes, of course, silence is sexy indeed. If Blixa and his bunch of miscreants decided to go for it, really go for it, 'Nina' is the sort of album I suspect they'd make. This, of course, would require Bargeld to remove his voice and an instrumental Neubauten I don't think at this point could last very long. That's another notation I must make about Ynoji: they truly sound fleeting. I play 'Nina' over and over, it always ends so abruptly. Falling down the sheer face of a shale cliff, you'll find nothing to hold on to, the smooth composition gives no respite. Each and every detailed placement of sound is a calculation unto itself.
Their application of immense pads is like the sky opening up at night to show you it's range, the clouds burn away and we're standing in a barren field while the absence of light only grows more and more looming. Does one stand against a place such as this or do they become one with it. You're never sure of what you will encounter next, so much of what Ynoji do is from an instinctual angle rather than any discernable methodology. They like it obscured and ominous, if only more of what I have heard out there could be as versatile. Perhaps their machines are more than just equipment -Coil often referred to ElpH as a member- which allow for mathematical deviance; it is quite possible that Ynoji have broken through the barrier of the user inputting data into their device and have achieved a truly symbiotic balance. Only time will tell and until they grace us again with their veritable miasma of sight and sound, I'll continue listening to 'Nina'.
A most compellingly reassuring yet oddly prescient connection of synaptic parallels.
23 Feb 2012
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