Solar Kraken" begins with a difficult to interpret voice punched through with a mangled melodic snatch of a bashed electronic riff and it’s a good three minutes before the icy noise of the original reveals self. Even so the sound is still one removed becoming a static ed up digging pulse with segments of cold treble sailing over the top and the whole song has a much more digital damaged feel than the organic drones of the source material. Where "Polar Kraken" was the sound of the endless flurries in the incalculable claustrophobia of the icecap’s snowy deserts, the reconstituted "Solar Kraken" is the sound and threat of the impossible emptiness of space. If space really did have an OST it's more likely to be this than "The Blue Danube."
From a single ‘systems engaged’ hum comes a intense near black noise dragging an off kilter crushing (possible) rhythm behind it like the backend of some junkyard mechanical flying machine. Juddering along like the premature rumblings of the blackest Metal I can only presume this one runs on fuels made from the bones of the working classes.
Side two’s “King of Dead" constantly detunes itself on a perilous knife edge of feedback that could just as easily be the screwed up highlights of a session of heavy guitar maltreatment. Even the slightest sound seems to bore holes in the brain as the shortwave cloud surrounds like a swarm of rodents giving off the sort off high pitch sounds that bypass the ears and go straight to fucking up the eyes.
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