Gashkadin
Fully Ripe


3.0
good

Review

by For Meatplow USER (61 Reviews)
January 19th, 2011 | 16 replies | 4,514 views


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Review Summary: Fucking nasty

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

On Fully Ripe, Gashkadin toys around with digital instruments to create a chaotic vortex full of sounds that are both haunting, yet impenetrable, signifying that this noise artist has done what he intended to - frequent the realms of misanthropy and fright. While most of the album is dominated by a few layers of sound that jump constantly between pitch and buzz, a few hidden layers of chilling samples and slower electronics exude almost a dark ambience. This creates an essence that's vital to the album's atmosphere and, in subsequent event, its quality. Considering the conventionally "musical" elements on this twelve-minute-long EP are non-existent, this layered cacophony of sonic distortion is one, like many noise albums, that relies on the mood it sets and how intriguing this mood is. Luckily for Gashkadin, he's gifted in setting up a landscape of black angularity.

Songs include samples that are placed in ways that make Fully Ripe a more dense and convincing listen, oftentimes throwing you deep into the bowels of labyrinthine catacombs ("Red Wine"). Other times, Gashkadin ends up dropping you into a big whirlpool of whooshing noise bursts and high-pitched squalls - both of which are convincing, but the real problem this EP runs into is that it drags. At first, it's almost hypnotic, but then the tricks that Gashkadin uses to make Fully Ripe a trance-like listen reveal themselves as tricks and little else. For example, the marriage of tortured shrieks and a disarray of buzz on opener "Foucalt Pendulum," sounds natural, and the track is a perfect example of Gashkadin weaving these trances. However, there are times on the next few minutes where the intense cacophony and the increased theatrics in the samples take away from this effect, leaving Gashkadin in a wall of fuzz.

However, more times than not, Gashkadin is a convincing noise artist whose dramatic flair doesn't detract too much from his abrasive sonic textures. They all coalesce into distinguishable, yet visibly coherent layers in his walls of discordance, and indeed, it transports you into a great abyss of smoke and grit without letting you out of its vehement clutches. It may just be worth staying.



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Bitchfork
January 19th 2011



7584 Comments


This is kount's noise project for those of you that know of him.

He'll let you download it all here: http://www.mediafire.com/?yqjyq5nxxzz

Ire
January 19th 2011



41749 Comments


im gonna pretend to like this for elite points then make a list about it.

astrel
January 19th 2011



2614 Comments


^ You are doing it right.

liledman
January 19th 2011



3826 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

nice stuff

Tyrael
January 19th 2011



20740 Comments


Very nice!

relativeworld
January 19th 2011



289 Comments


Sounds like a challenging stuff, Thanks for the dl-link !
What are its lyrics themes ?

Ovrot
January 19th 2011



10468 Comments


This could be awesome or horrible depending only on the names of songs

Digging: Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene

Bitchfork
January 19th 2011



7584 Comments


"Sounds like a challenging stuff, Thanks for the dl-link !
What are its lyrics themes ?"

The lyrics are "AAAAHHH EEEEHHH OOOH" etc. so the themes are pretty varied.

Ire
March 25th 2012



41749 Comments


rip

kount
March 25th 2012



1279 Comments


for fans of handnumbered and limited

Ire
March 25th 2012



41749 Comments


be careful u kno who might swoop in and discover this

kount
March 25th 2012



1279 Comments


yes

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rasputin
March 29th 2012



14517 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

fully ripe is being released as a handmade cdr limited to 25 copies at slaysfordays.com

prepare to be buttfukked

rasputin
April 4th 2012



14517 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

all of you sleazy fucks can now buy this perverse piece of shit

http://slaysfordays.bigcartel.com/product/gashkadin-fully-ripe-cdr-1

rasputin
September 20th 2012



14517 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

new gash tape titled 'Stray on the Vanity' coming out on S4D before the end of the year

you can hear excerpts and other new material here:

http://soundcloud.com/gashkadin

GrandpaSeth3000
April 16th 2014



314 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Very excellent noise here.

- gs3k

Digging: Soundtrack - Scooby-Doo



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