This time around, Netherlands producer Terugklap (real name Sander Haakman) has created a nightmarish vision in 'Siliconversion'. It represents a post-human earth, described thusly Amit Dutta: "Waves of carbonic acid lap up against the glittering green and silver beaches formed by the the dissolution of organic marine life and the discarded circuitry detritus of a millennium of electronics evolution. Beaches rise up through to agate rock steppes formed by layers upon layers of concentric banded geometry… Further inland the landscape gives way to geysers of molten silicon bubbling at 1400 degrees and thrown into the air where it immediately solidifies into rock… dirty yellow volcanic snow-ash drifts down in thick sheets and is blown and hardened into tortured sculptures by the lowered jet stream as a planet slowly converts from Carbon based to Silicon based life."
Hence the title 'Siliconversion'.
This is one darkly heavy-duty track if ever there was one. Nominally "experimental", beginning with alien snorts and sniffs accompanied by noxious breezes like those on an unrecognisable Earth, the track burns with an angry molten fluid intensity, bristling and crackling all the way, as if replicating the now acidic waves of the ocean. And from the tortured planet's heartbeat we have this brutally booming rich infra-bass thud – a disorienting plosive sound that, along with the high-pitched tinnitusesque squeak that fades in and out, gives a feeling of deafness, sense deprivation, fear and complete unknowingness. It is the semblance of a beat, which is a massive understatement, later joined by a snare that seems lost in the midst of these vicious sounds.
- It's yet another showcase in King Deluxe's illustrious line of offerings, all of which YOU CAN SEE HERE and the earliest of which you can download from their respective places.
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