JLIAT

The Dancing Horse

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This conceptual avant-garde minimalist project creates another hour of static drones on their second CD. A heavy trance effect is created by stacking sustained tones one on top of the other, resulting in an oblique and repetitious sound-wall of threatening sonic proportions. Similarities to the industrial and experimental music of Organum, Hafler Trio, and Nurse With Wound are apparent, yet neither group has an album of such a strong less-is-more statement. Touching on the pure-tone music of Folk Rabe, this is a heavy experimental work that alludes to an infinite music by way of incessant repetition. Not Steve Reich's concept of minimalism, in fact closer to drone metal group Earth or the extreme reduction of Bernard Gunter and Francisco Lopez.