Croatian Ensemble, The / Without
Album: Without   Collection:General
Artist:Croatian Ensemble, The   Added:Jun 2010
Label:Tilt Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-01-16 Pull Date: 2011-03-20 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 13 Jan 23
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 09, 2011: Brownian Motion
The World Ending Ina Festival Of Light
3. Jan 17, 2011: Ghost Trees
The World Ending Ina Festival Of Light
2. Feb 08, 2011: the X files
The Ideology Of Control: I Domestication

Album Review
D. Cannibal
Reviewed 2011-01-06
Great stuff! Monotonous industrial-ambient (I’m not too clear on all the avant-garde/electronic subgenres but that’s what it sounds like to me), has some subtle elements of harsh noise as well as quiet, rolling waves of cold, forbidding soundscapes. Definitely a modernist feel on this one, in the sense that it portrays a bleak, forbidding, technological world through distinctly European-style soundscapes. Reminiscent of Lustmord and Einleitungszeit.

1. Grating, whirring noises laid over harsh, swirling industrial soundscapes (is that a cello at the end?)
2. Harrowing, escalating feedback and chilling, metallic ambiance sends shivers down your spine, reflecting the song title perfectly—the song feels like looking at pictures of Auschwitz or Dachau, reminds me a lot of the grim morbidity of the Holocaust museum. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, but very depressing.
3. Beeping and buzzing increases to a frantic pace, then plunges the listener into swirling, mysterious sounds.
4. Continues the suite that the previous track began, more spacey feedback droning; some percussive glitch-sounds thrown in, continuing into Merzbow-esque feedback.
5. Vibrating, jittery noise, less ambient and more noise on this track, harsh and loud like a jet engine towards the end.
6. Repetitive beeping and buzzing like a faulty dial-up connection (remember those?)

Track Listing
1. The World Ending Ina Festival Of Light   4. The Ideology Of Control: Ii Normalisation
2. Concentration Camps   5. The Ideology Of Control: Iii Surveillance
3. The Ideology Of Control: I Domestication   6. Defacement