The debut album from Advena is a compelling sonic journey. Fusing together rich melodies with harsh noise and ambient soundscapes, "Sensory Disconnection" manages to be as relentlessly intense as it is graceful and rich.
Armed only with a Line6 Toneport, microphone, keyboard and drum samples, this album displays just how versatile these instruments can be, twisting their normal sound into something completely different.
November 16, 2006 Subject:
a new direction in noise?
excido departs from his usual post rock influences and styles and dives deeper into the scraping/deep/flowing tones of ambient/noise. this is not a normal ambient/noise project though, it borrows slightly from influences such as sunn o))), isis and jesu, bringing an ocean carving distorted keyboard tone that delivers emotionally charged chord progressions and fluttering high pitched feedback while heavy elektronic beats guide you along the journey. the title describes the effects of this album very well. i highly recommend listening to this at high volumes, with the bass turned up, while you are alone. you are taken from the grooviest/noisiest melodies to a soft realm of ambient pianos.
i was suprised to find that no guitars were used on this release, jack has really brought a tone out of his keyboard that i truely appreciate. i told him "the guitar tone on this album is amazing, how did you get it?" to which he replied "there are no guitars, just keyboard." excido is continually evolving and developing new sounds, styles and combinations of genres. i am always left guessing as to what he will do next. and remember folks, this is a 16 year old chap from the UK, recording on a home computer with a very limited supply of equipment (this isn't some guy who has a nice ten thousand some dollar studio in his studio/house mind you). props to jack chuter for doing what others are afraid to do, be and honsetly represent themselves in music. such honesty is hard to come by in the pretentious and often dull world of "avant-garde" and "expiramental" art and music.