Experimental Evening: Acuarion, Screamershock and Padaraha
Before the next day of work starts, here’s three experimental tracks from Acuarion, Screamershock and Padaraha to buffet your consciousness and stimulate your thinking.
First Acuarion, who featured here a couple of days ago. This time, the track is Nominal and is a long walk through dark, dank echoing tunnels. There’s no end of ambient minimal techno oppression here. Not one for a paranoid moment.
Secondly, Screamershock offers The Witch Prickers. This cinematic electronica is built round an ominous yet strangely funky bass sound that has Weatherall-esque moments. It’s full of awkward and almost painful treble moments. Perhaps that’s not surprising since the track is based on real events in England in the 1600s. “witch prickers” pricked the accused with knives and special needles. Pricking was an excruciatingly painful ordeal to endure and involved the use of evil looking pins, needles and bodkins to pierce the skin looking for insensitive spots that didn’t bleed. If any were found they would then be interpreted as a mark of the Devil.” Nice.
Finally, Padaraha offer Cloudwalking. This is the closest to conventional sounds. A mix of ambient and experimental techno offers something soothing towards the end as it comes from techno back into fine house. Finally, something uplifting to send you to your bed.