Delicate Noise Diversion
By Marcus Pan
Debut music release from
modern artist Mark Andrushko, Delicate Noises Diversion touches
lightly on subtle melancholy, dark emotions and takes a low-down approcach to
expression and intimacy. The music remains slow and smooth, washing in light
synthetics and combining these with varying shades of rhythm textures and
undercurrents. Most move slower, but youll occasionally find the faster
paced EBM stylings reminiscent of Massive Attack or Nothing Inside.
Artifical Light is a faster paced piece but only
accomplishes such through its bubbling percussion and melody movements while
the backing synth washes remain untouched throughout. Innocence is What You
Are uses synth washes similarly, but taps a darker emotion with its slower
rhythm movements and sighing melodies. Vocals are very human, untouched and
have an eerie way of appropriating themselves to anyones inner voice as
Mark has a vocal quality, though a bit unremarkable, which can be picked up and
associated to anyones thoughts due to its very commonality.
Mark tries his hand at some experimentalism as we step into
Effort of Reduction and while most of his tracks here on
Diversion enjoy an experimental quality or at least otherworldy sounds
with the electronics, this is one of the most notable more
experimental than previous tracks. It has a truly lost in a
factory industrial sound to it. Visual Silence gets spacelike.
Tinted Nucleus takes us further into a faster more techno-laden
countryside without giving up much of the ambience enjoyed so far, stuffing
spoken samples into the mix in a Detachable Penis sort of way
except I was hoping for more story than two lines of text. A very catchy
groove, as was Diversions closing Synthetic Equation.
Delicate Noise treads a very fine line between ambient and
industrial with the collages on Diversion. Pure electronica with even
natural noises obviously produced with modern technology, die-hard cyberpunks
will dig the melodies while the more relaxed would dig the ambient background
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