Daniel Avery releases the 4-track ‘Diminuendo’ EP, out now on Phantasy.
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A memorably bracing, momentarily pummeling highlight of Song For Alpha, Avery perfectly bridges the light and dark contrast of his influences on ‘Diminuendo’. Uncompromising technoid drums establish genuine frenzy, matched by a pulsating industrial drone, ultimately collapsing into ethereal feedback, before one final round of frenetic rhythm.
On ‘Hyper Detail’, the intense acid lurking beneath the surface of Song For Alpha is dramatically unleashed, easily matching the frantic energy of the previous track, and upping the potential for wide-eyed, rave-friendly electronic hypnosis. ‘Light Of Falling Rain’ is more severe and equally intricate, creating immediate enormous tension and release with a barrage of snarling electro and expertly intertwined microrhythms.
Finally, on ‘Time Marked Its Irregular Pulse In Her Eyes’, the disembodied elements of Avery’s studio communicate something cryptic and unnerving as a farewell. The most uncompromising and purely physical batch of material to emerge in the wake of Song For Alpha, the ‘Diminuendo’ EP finds Avery on urgent and ruthless form.