|Dead Weather Machine|
Sleep Research Facility
2004 Manifold MAN14 (CD)
This release from the Manifold label has received lots of extended play here at Soundquest/steveroach.com headquarters. It fits perfectly into that indefinable category of ultra evocative deep ambience. It's a kind of subliminal soundscape space that can play on for hours, never wearing you out as the sound spaces seem to shift and morph differently with each pass. A perfect soundtrack for a long surreal night of web surfing. If you have ever been drawn into the brilliant subliminal sound environments that are found in David Lynch's films, then this disc is for you.
Manifold label press info: "On the heels of the Nostromo record, which caused a major tremor in the normally quiet realm of dark-drone fandom when it was released by UK label Cold Spring in 2001, DEAD WEATHER MACHINE continues multi-continental sound wizard Kevin Doherty's examination of dark, moribund and mechanical sonic accidents in the world around us. Through extensive processing of strange environmental occurrences, one's attention is brought down to small sounds and then to billowing cloud bursts which bloom outwards in slow motion. DEAD WEATHER MACHINE forecasts a kind of weather condition which gathers in your listening space and hovers. DEAD WEATHER MACHINE is an enticing descent into regions partially explored by Lustmord, Thomas Koner and Asmus Tietchens in his driftier moods."