runs from the rain
|covered in demon blood||*.mp3|
covered in demon blood is terminal11's remix of chasing deamons by metrognome:falcotronik
"self exorcism has ended up being an adjustment to my thought processes so the act of producing music remains a cathartic release without becoming a mentally taxing obligation. though it was not the initial intention, the three years it's taken to produce this music has shown me a way to truly enjoy making music and how to finally create from a place that's not fueled by anger and pain without sacrificing intensity, passion, or complexity. this album marks the end of destructive patterns and self imposed limitations." (mike castaneda / terminal11)
terminal11's recent release walks a fine line between a sedentary, static obsession and a trip to clubland, managing to pull off both conditions simultaneously with no compromise on either side. the three years of work on this album adds up to a well-balanced combination of topical breakcore and vexing electro influenced tracks, compelling in any environment.
straightforward dancefloor oriented grooves, oscillating deep basses, granular textures and abstract melodies are strewn throughout the album, appended with precisely sampled sound fragments. after a peculiar change of speed, all these elements are layered over deep electro loops and subtly glitched 4/4 beats that glue everything together.
a propulsive record that will completely mess with your mind and force you to get on your feet - constructive and frantic at the same time. play loud.
static cut and paste backwards sampling open this latest album from terminal11 with the introductory ‘runs from the rain’. a sturdy yet oozing pace that reeks of its own psychosis, formulating into track two ‘paralysis’, introducing warping bass and sub undercurrents of slick, yet ever so slight dub-step isms. things step up a gear on ‘start over’ as the lunatics are slowly released from their shackles. the electronics are off-key and a barrage of pitter-pattering beats collect into a landslide that gradually collects momentum on its descending fall. whilst the talent is fairly obvious, i struggled a great deal to warm to this album as a whole. the collective mash of so many sporadic and messed up patterns that fall over themselves far often than i presume is intentional, left me far too detached to become involved as a listener. i commend the skill of programming displayed; indeed the light-hearted approach to playful intersections throughout the album, but for me the soul of this project has been firmly tethered and restricted, leaving behind a competent release that unfortunately provides no opening to join the party they’re clearly revelling in. (tony young)
terminal11 on the web:
self exorcism. cd. hymen records ¥801. 2012
kaleidoscope eyes. digital album. cock rock disco crockp3-017. 2009
fractured sunshine. cd. hymen records ¥755. 2007
additions to arsenal. cd. phthalo ph49. 2006
illegal nervous habits. cd. cock rock disco crock002. 2005
bistro / left for dead... . 7". advanced idea mechanics adm-x. 2004
don maximo / postmod premax. cd. phthalo ph51. 2003
speed modified. cd. phthalo ph39. 2001