James Plotkin

Collapse

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Although Collapse combines two artists often associated with more conventional guitars/drums/bass arrangements (Plotkin with avant-thrash group Old Lady Drivers; Harris with Napalm Death and Painkiller), the album sounds anything but familiar, its chilling dronescapes resembling instead the damp, chilling room tone of some urban subterranea. While treated guitar does figure quite prominently in most of Collapse's five tracks, the bassy backgrounds and hissing fuzz leave much of the music to the subconscious, similar in some respects to the work of A Produce, Final, Jeff Greinke, and some Alio Die. One of the better examples of so-called "isolationist" ambient.