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CD Feature/ Pneumatic Detach: "[Vis.Cer.A]”

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It’s hard turning your eyes from this cover, so it probably serves its purpose. And yet it’s clearly the wrong picture.

Pneumatic Detach are purveyors of the theory of pureness. A theory that assumes that rhythm and sound are the two most fundamental elements of music – think of the shuddering crashs of lightning and the trance-inducing mantra of the Indian drum. There is something to be said for that and for sure, nothing raises stress levels and the amount of adrenalin pumping through your vein quite like a thundering bass drum and devastating walls of noise. That’s why “[Vis.Cer.A]” basically puts you into a one-hour long state of alert, with shining, digitally cut perucssion samples, constant metronomical changes and pulsating ambient sound layers that increase and decrease like a madman’s jugular. There’s not much variation in the basic formula and it’s a pitty that you have to wait right until the end for the brilliant and wonderfully subdued remix of “Sona”, until things cool down just a tiny bit. But the intensity and utter dedication on display here just keeps you hooked anyway.

They should have showed the raser blade, that cut the flesh apart, instead: Sharp, shimmering and precise.

Homepage: Pneumatic Detach
Homepage: Interview with Pneumatic Detach at Re:Automation Magazine

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