Tuesday, May 19, 2009
INNOVA 6: BOWED METAL MUSIC
Pete Warren & Matt Samolis' album "Bowed Metal Music" does what it says on the tin. The two Bostonions apply heavy-duty bows not to violins, but to cymbals and metal rods, creating a loud powerful strain of ambient music that wouldn't be out of place in a David Lynch soundtrack.
The whooshes, screeches, and hypnotic drones suggest a decayed "Blade Runner"-esque urban wasteland - somewhat dark, but fascinating and quite beautiful. The soundscapes on the dynamic duo's album, which features no other instruments besides the bowed metal, are accessible and highly listenable even to those not usually inclined to listen to industrial "noise" music.
Pete Warren & Matt Samolis: "Bowed Metal Music (excerpt)"