Onmutu Mechanicks

Nocturne

by Jason Cook

8 November 2010

 
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Onmutu Mechanicks

Nocturne

(Echochord)
US: 14 Sep 2010
UK: 20 Sep 2010

Nocturne is a murky Drexciya album by Onmutu Mechanicks gone dub and minimal, and without the thrashing TR-808. There are thus a few key elements you must appreciate before listening: delay, reverb, bass, constant knocking sounds. Better have a decent sub-woofer too. This 80-minute work plods without much sense of direction at first, only recovering its true north four tracks in, with the extra-spacey “Neutrino”. By the time you reach track seven, “Across The Styx”, you’ll feel prepared for its eleven-minute slow-built burning ambience, a fiery submersible sinking. It’s all a good listen, but you’ve got to want it.

Nocturne

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