UT RELEASES / INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS
The Interstellar Cementmixers
first encounter with the music of The Interstellar Cementmixers was reported
on in the "Cassettes Round-Up" in Audion magazine #15 (7/1990) of
which was said "Friends of ours from Nottingham: The Interstellar
Cementmixers (!) have a wild tape of disorganized sounds and free electronic
improvisation entitled ZIRCON 87. As I said, itís extreme and chaotic, and
the guitar sounds like left-overs from the first Nurse With Wound album.
Examples from other releases....
Monochrome Gravity - Concealed Obelisk
Dislodged Resonance - Vascular Storm
Dislodged Resonance - Arachnoid Staircase
Night Radiation - Oscillating Sarcophagus
Night Radiation - Faded Prophecy
Submerged Reality - Submerged Reality
A review by Andy G...
INTERSTELLAR CEMENTMIXERS: Dimension Y CD
Brand new 74 minute studio CD and it's another triumph. Featuring three lengthy and five shorter tracks, it is the most varied and most satisfying of their albums to date. Starts with this five minute track, 'Blue Brick', where a huge swirling electronic drone weaves all around the soundscape as echoed drums and percussives, squalls of electronics and layers of drones all combine to produce a setting that is pure early Cluster, circa the legendary 'Cluster II' on the Brain label, and this whole album can rightly be viewed as equal to anything on that album, similar in feel, fuller in sound, greater on ideas and just as fantastic to hear.
'Underwater Inferno' provides us with a multitude of deep, resonant, excellently produced drones and electronic textures where nothing stands still, and extra layers are constantly coming in and out, as the heart of the composition drives on, no rhythm, no melody, no tunes, buty way more than mere "space" or "cosmic" music, although this sums up the essence that was the highly regarded "Kosmische Musik" movement that came out of the seventies German underground, in all, eight minutes of strong soundscapes that are dark, Kraut and Kosmik in nature - just superb.
The 18 minute 'Methane Collision' is a giant among
soundscapes, conjuring the very essence of the early seventies electronic
pioneers such as Cluster & Tangerine Dream, with a myriad shifting
soundscapes, drones, layers, textures and more, in a dense, incredibly
sounding multi-electronic environment. All the other tracks are up to this
standard of composition and playing, each with its own unique set of sounds,
layers and drones, each a sea of "real" exploratory, inventive and
strong-sounding Kosmik Musik, and every one utterly engaging. As I said, a
gem of an album from a band who can do no wrong.
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