Seasons (pre-din) – Distortion Of The Cell
The latest addition to the mysterious Mancunian’s catalogue is a varied release that takes in several stylistic approaches while remaining a coherent listen. Roughly half the album is focused on a meld of post-punk and dingy club influenced beats propelling the atmospherics that range from warm and engaging to full throttle and abrasive. The beatless interludes and final stretch take in some more restrained ambience as well as some searing efforts in that cross section between drone and the warmer end of the noise spectrum. There’s a thematic and musical twisting of the lines that hints at a corruption at source and of self, and if you’re in a good mood an eventual dissolution in the soaring static.