Scrap.edx - Non±Linear Interfacing
A friend of mine once mentioned (after demonstrating
this effect) that while DJing, he liked to interrupt things that
were somewhat abrasive and unpopular with power noise - before the
noise, people would be annoyed at the music, but after the noise,
people would comment about how great the exact same song was (especially
compared to the burst of Whitehouse or Merzbow before). I have a
feeling that similar aural psychology went into the creation of
Scrap.edx - Non±Linear Interfacing. It's the "combine
relaxing melodies & harsh beats" formula meticulously constructed
on the noisy end of the music spectrum - replace "relaxing
melodies" with "eerie ambient segments with bendy bass"
and "harsh beats" with "hardcore broken beats with
unpredictable rhythms stitched from samples of static & feedback"
and you might start to have an idea as to what this is like. The
end result is fucking amazing. This has continued to be one of my
favourite CDs ever since I got it.
- Bob (March 2005)