Sunday, 1 December 2013


"exit ritual"
Year:    2003
Country:    US
City:    Seattle
Artist:    Scott Sturgis
Label:    Ant-zen
Format:    CD
Tracks:    10
Time:    62 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Rhythmic Noise

Even if the excellent german label "Ant-Zen" situates CONVERTER, the brainchild by american producer Scott Sturgis, in between the artists which fly on the "heavy wing" of its oustanding sonic squadron, it seems that he has got his better sound in this "Exit ritual". His sonorities on "Exit ritual" keeps on propagating vitriolic frequencies and abrasive distorsions, but CONVERTER shows much more familiarity with his dangerous electric devices than other previous more abstractly chaotic stuff: he rarely move away from circuit-driven rhythmical loops, which soak tracks like "In Ruins...", but he frequently deviates from strong percussions by means of amazing electromechanical saturations such as on "Nightmare Machine", whose combactive stepping could let you think about the possible death rattle of a stricken drone, or the fragmented high-voltage break of "Gateway Rite", where his style get closer to old stuff. It's really remarkable the ability to draw so many noisy distorted beats together in a big album of 74 minutes, which is much more exciting than his other releases. All CONVERTER's albums are good but this one is simply the best.
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