A horrible hack

Matthew Atkins


Year Released: 2010
Format: CD
Label: Minimal Resource Manipulation
Reviewed by Figg on Nov 24, 2010
I reckon people looking into the minimalist / ambient scene tend to observe it with a little bit if distain, an easy way to make music or if you're lacking a bit in talent and given that a lot of the stuff that I come across falls into that category, Matt Atkins is head and shoulders above the rest with his label and well constructed tracks.

Devoid of any constant rhythm these four tracks provide a haunting, uneasy yet interesting listening. Their ghostly sombreness would make a fine addition to a dark Ellis / Cave movie soundtrack. With most tracks coming in over 10min they are given ample opportunity to rise, fall and drift through with layered synth sound panning in an out creating an eerie and dark inner soundscape. Although minimalist in its approach there’s a lot hidden away in the back ground to keep you interested.

Coming soon to a cinema near you.

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