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Envisioning Abstraction: the Duality of FluiD


Monday, April 23, 2012

The Pursuit of Salvation

"The disc is a remarkable 12'' which brings together five tracks, three of FluiD (industrial / dub / ambient), real name Chris Gilmore from Chicago, Illinois, two of John 3:16 (post rock / ambient / drone), real name Philippe Gerber, both artists Alrealon Musique.
For the curious, the gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16 reads: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life."


From NineHertz:

"This French release is a split 12" between two ambient and dark electronic artists with a fixation on digital fuzz. Although that sounds intriuging, it's not the kind of modern and noisey kind of fuzz, it's a somewhat dated sound that nontheless still grabs your attention. Somewhere between dub and the kind of digital experimentation Atari Teenage Riot used to force on us (willingly), albeit very truncated and chilled out, it never stays the same for more than a few moments.

FluiD (yes the nu-metal typography is correct) seems to deal in knocking bass and snare work with digital winds blowing across the background, letting synths take hold and sneaking in a few muffled samples, whereas his fellow knob-twiddler John 3:16 seems to deal with even more stifled drones and a creeping sense of fear..."

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