Sciahri – Quiet Witness
Sciahri’s “Quiet Witness” delivers industrial-strength dance. These tribal-like grooves sculpt powerful intense beat workouts. Energy pours out of the entirety of the collection for these pieces are filled with a sense of urgency. Rhythm dominates the record with all else revolving around it. By opting for such a style the sound is one of pure physicality. At times, almost ceremonial the way the songs evolve gives them a simultaneously futuristic and primitive feeling to them. Melodies exist in a rather understated way for these are merely playing off the infectious tempos that tend to dominate the collection.
Right into the thick of it is the powerful and aptly named “Insanity”. Within this singular approach, the way that the song delves deep into a satisfying swim through such gigantic sounds gives it an elegant feeling. Unfurling gradually, it is the smallest shifts that add up, from the powerful bass rumbles to the way that the song veers in and out of focus. Much more industrial in nature is the metallic blasts of “Unease” which feels reminiscent of Raster Noton’s undeniably strong roster of artists. The song is stripped down to the essentials and the beats feel confrontation in temperament. A driving rhythm meets an angelic choir comes together with “Faith Healing”. On this singular track Sciahri hits the highlight of the track, with a memorable shuffle and slight tinges of nostalgia on the very corners of the sound. Mechanical percussion brings things to a close on “Shambles”.
With “Quiet Witness” Sciahri represents some of the best of pitch black acid.