Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What I Got For Christmas, Vol. 2

Aaron Dilloway Bad Dreams (PACrec) Wherein Mssr. Dilloway reminds us of the effectiveness of looping and re-looping scary electronically-generated sounds – overtaxed machinery, sinister chipping noises, squeaky hinges, etc. – whilst layering still more loops atop those loops and sometimes cranking the volume to obliterate the original loops, successfully instilling a mesmerizing sense of ...creeping dread in the listener. It’s almost as though he’s found a tap into the consciousnesses of his homemade sonic contraptions, a way to capture the psychic agony of his machines. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I dig Bad Dreams more than any Wolf Eyes record I’ve encountered, save maybe Slicer (Dilloway is a member of Wolf Eyes).

No comments: