Saturday, March 26, 2011

Custodian IV Tape Review

Custodian IV Tape

Custodian is the brainchild of mastermind Jon Engman known for his fame in Foetopsy and Brodequin among others. This project is not the usual death/grind you would expect; this is a complete chaotic sound scape of harsh noise. With the use of a few pedals, and a contact microphone, Engman creates a monstrous piece that is by no means elegant what so ever. From start to finish this release is full of high pitched feedback and heavy distortion, filled with emotions of anger, depression and frustration. If I could describe this in a visual sense I say it reminds me of the demise of the crew from the movie “Event Horizon”. Another thing I have to say is that unlike most harsh noise that relies on one distinct sound this release has a lot of different sounds. Making it stand out from most of the bands in the harsh noise scene. Being that it is experimental music this is an acquired taste. You’ll either love it or hate it; personally I love it.

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