The Dark Thursday returns from a hiatus with Hypocranuse Fotschi Tong.
שּׁ Memicry ( Essay Mod 2 ) (EP) (2019) is a large and sharp noise outing with some sound collage and field recording intertwined at the end.
One could break down this release into two sections (or maybe three):
The first and largest section contains bitter and spiky noise over the top of some relaxed keyboard notes, it is a mix of timbres that culminates into its own sound. You can also hear what might be a metronome in the background, giving it a lo-fi bedroomy feel. This continues for most of the run time, becoming potentially quite numbing to some and exhilarating to others.
As the the final minutes show, there is a rather sudden cut to silence. What I have deemed the second section starts. It is a sound collage piece. It has a muted tick or tap that holds a rhythm most of the time. Surrounding this are vocal snippets, some maybe from radio or other media, some from maybe from the artist. There are quiet swells of synth that never fully come to a head but add pleasantry to the slightly harsh cuts of collage. Some of the ambiance here almost resembles crickets or cicadas at points but of course could just be crafted crackles.
The "third" part is referred to by myself in quotations because it is in the middle of our second part, but feels separate enough to call it a third part (it's up to ones interpretation). It is a short field recording (or snippet of one) where a dogs bark is the first thing you hear. There is then some talking from what sounds like a woman in what sounds like a European language. This recording also seems to have a baseline of interference of machine noise, origin of which I can't place.
Over all this release is a roller coaster. A mix of sounds and vibes, the harshest of which may well test the will of those less experienced with long form, harsh audio. It's a weird and enjoyable megalodon of sound and is worth a good listen.