And now for something a bit more awkward: BLOC | I-VT #ambient #illbient #electronic #noise

Sundays are for something more difficult. In a break with my recent techno ventures, here’s some unashamedly experimental arty electronic noise from I-VT (Involuntary Visual Texture).

BLOC is a collection of noise from I-VT supported by a diverse bunch of more than a dozen guest instrumentalists, producers, and remixers. This is, naturally, a bunch of urban dystopian noise. It’s the lead-footed reving of double decker buses, the whine of deliveroo scooters, the roar of street cleaning trucks. A love affair with harsh reflective soundscapes. An IDM techno fest of the scraping of your soul. Abandon all positivity. Retreat into introversion.

And, yes, of course it comes on cassette. Red, mind. Would you expect less?

Blurb: Inquiring into the experiments and techniques taught at the Underground Producers Alliance (UPA), Adam
Cuthbért’s spectral techno project I-VT releases its debut full-length album, BLOC, on UPA Records.

BLOC’s 52-minute program, following 2017’s CONSTITUENT EP(slashsound), presents a complex array of tangled rhythms, swarming drones, transforming vocal cuts and distorted melodies that hit deep on a sound system. Supported by a diverse bloc of more than a dozen guest instrumentalists, producers, and remixers, I-VT explores the tense air of a nervous sociopolitical environment festering in the depths of the collective NYC psyche.

Field recordings of protest nights and sonic Brooklyn street scenes punctuate themes of anxiety and over-
whelmedness as the composer traces the coarse edge between communal optimisim and solitary nihilism.

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~ by acidted on June 10, 2018.

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