Vertonen / Orchid Collider
Album: Orchid Collider   Collection:General
Artist:Vertonen   Added:Jan 2006
Label:C.I.P and Snse  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-22 Pull Date: 2006-03-26 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 25, 2018: Dangerous Acquaintances
Extended To Decipher
4. Feb 02, 2006: Rock in a Position
Failure (Graywater Terminal)
2. Mar 20, 2007: Jena and Gomorrah: Lush Life
Our Sterile Years, Resumed
5. Jan 28, 2006: Not The Time, Nor The Place
Failure (Graywater Terminal), Forgiveness Precipice
3. Feb 11, 2006: The Poo Bucket
Failure (Graywater Terminal)
6. Jan 26, 2006: Rock in a Position
The Edification Hammer

Album Review
Ben Wolfson
Reviewed 2006-01-21
Long drone-based works. Not much happens, but they're pretty relaxing. No vocals.
Start with 5 if you want something milder, 2 if you want something confrontational; 6 for something in between.

1. Thin, reedy tone dominates foreground, gradually lowering and filling out, with a softer buzz in the background. Around halfway through (3:30 out of 7:51) a much warmer, pleasant, almost Eno-esque tone starts coming in and the original thin tone drops out. Organ-like chords come in on an equal footing with the drone, which dominate by the end.
2. Warm tone starts out, slightly wavery; static/feedbacky tone enters around 2:50 with thrummy interference patterns. Industrial-flavored from here on out. Feedback picks up, ends with buzzsaw sounds.
3. High starry sounds start. Some activity in the beginning (not much) flattens out with progress. Similar to the first part of the first track, in the second part there's some soft static in the background. Ends with some clattering.
4. Starts off low, thrummy patterns again that soften into a smoother, higher tone. Ends with muted sounds of---well, maybe a far-away underwater factory? That's the best way to describe it that's coming to me now.
5. Ghostly haunting swooshy sounds; organ tones. One of the best.
6. Low ominous tones start, then whistling wind sounds that under which more ominous rustling and clattering; bass tones throughout. Ends with just the windy sounds. (This reminds me of Nurse With Wound's "Two Mock Projections"---the windy sounds aren't that far from a heavily processed guitar.)

Track Listing
1. Extended To Decipher   4. Forgiveness Precipice
2. Stone Oceans   5. Failure (Graywater Terminal)
3. Our Sterile Years, Resumed   6. The Edification Hammer