|KNURL - Lathyrism C60 |
There are artists in electronic music who succeed in creating their own language within their project, each release serving as a stepping stone to associate images and symbols with sounds and ideas. Alan Bloor, whose sound experiments with Knurl began in 1993, has pushed this concept beyond the norm, creating a new discourse allotgether within his music. Knurl pushes semiotics to a further degree than language alone, establishing a full constitution with sounds and images. Enter Lathyrism: An absolute swansong of Knurl's offerings. No difficulty whatsoever in listening to it's sixty minute articulate cacophony of amplified saw blades, distortion, and meticulously amplified scrap metal and layering with home made metal instruments. Ferocity reminiscent of only the finest moments of any Macronympha, Incapacitants, or Killer Bug recordings, it's arguable that Knurl's flow of sound is at times unmatched. Lathyrism delivers Knurl's truly unique and potent aesthetic, in full form still after almost thirty years of rust and corrosion, the basic structure of Knurl still remains. Let Lathyrism serve as proof of the concept. Professionally duplicated tapes with shell imprinting with A6 sleeves in plastic bags. Edition of 100.