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subinterior: mesmerize

musique machine []
webzine, u.k., november 2009

Subinterior is the dark-ambient project of Italian percussionist and sound smith Andrea Freschi (Canaan, Konau, Weltschmerz). "Mesmerize" is the project's seventh full-length album and it offers up five tracks of deep and ominous blacked ambience to get lost in.

To make the album's dark, often vast and chilling sonic waters Andrea uses a mixture of processed guitar matter and field recordings to build the tracks often active but tar black shifts and strokes.

The tracks go from echoed and deep black textural reverb nd gloomy ebb, onto sinister and slowed beatless industrial scrape that drift into subterranean drone expanses. Onto oscillating and twisting black/discordant guitar shapes that grimly blossom into deep, black 'n' bassy fields of dread filled rumbles.

Yet for it the music's dark tone, Freschi ever so often circles out this rich glowing ebb of slight weary harmonic hope which gives a nice counterbalance to the tracks dark pitch and in some ways make the dread filled and darkness feel more potent and chilling.

In a field such as black ambient where it's difficult to often sound fresh and inventive, Freschi mangers both in spades. Subinterior mangers to be creative, often surprising in its dark ebbs and folds yet it still mangers to nicely capture that feeling of ageless dread and timeless blackness very well.

[Roger Batty]