Hanetration – Murmurist EP 8.0
Hanetration’s territory: warped drone, glitches, found rhythms, and subtle
melodies. Within this territory Hanetration’s music appears to be more at ease.
Sounds have brightened up considerably since Hanetration’s last effort. As a
result this is easily Hanetration’s most optimistic effort to date and perhaps
the most heartfelt.
from a long thin distance defines the elongated opening of “Morning”. From various
shifts and distortions the song eventually settles into an abstract rhythm
towards the end with the glitch effects working to make the ending rather
gentle. On “Begin” the song settles into a natural rhythm with the many glitch
pieces working together to create a groove of sorts. Easily the best thing on
the entire collection the song has a slight surf vibe to it, if surf music had
been thrown into an unthinkable number of filters. There is something
incredibly calming about “Begin” and its hypnotic repetition. “Wither” takes
things into more naturalistic territory with clearly discernible environment
noises adding a human touch to the delicate drones. Melodies are longing at
first yet unlike Hanetration’s previous efforts he lets that longing end for
the sweet release of the end where the many pieces are brought together to
create a full picture of the sound.
Hanetration ends things on a quiet ambient note with tribal aspects coming
through with strange hesitant rhythm adding additional depth to the piece.
Hanetration’s “Murmurist EP” is a true thing of unusual beauty.