The abstruse art from Denmark.
By hearing the self-titled album of Apparatus, one cannot avoid the feeling that their sound is obtuse (and abstruse), into a wall of hard-to-get noise.
This album was released in April but just now is being re-released by Lavadome.
11 tracks of absconded music, going to and fro in a spiral of repetitiveness where the drums may or may not be fast, but the Incantantion-esque feeling is inevitable. Not that it’s bad but it’s hard to sit through.
For example, while the iteration is high on the third track Spheres, an atonal piano is played over the low-pitched riffs.
Next track called R’lyeh shows an angular and asymmetrical serpentine music. Contorted and convoluted as in the next track the corrugated and globular Sermon II which opens the path to rugged and Cartesian Dissecting Temporal Dimensions to Afflict the Abyssi of Chronos (and its Euclidean riffs and drumming) it seems that the whole dictionary of fucking geometry and mathematics it’s NOT SUFFICE to describe the disorder and chaos that reigns over the sound of Apparatus.
Yeah, this is complex and Dantesque for sure. The physical universe is not prepared for the sound of Apparatus, neither do you, I suppose. So if you buy this album, make yourself sure to buy that dictionary of crazy terminologies to describe how elliptical and sinous are their sound. If you don’t learn the music by heart you’ll raise your grade in Advanced Placement Calculus and Advanced Placement Physics C: Mechanics.
Apparatus is out now on Lavadome Productions .
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)