Mlehst - _The Difficulty of Crossing a Field_
(Bandaged Hands Produce, 1999)
by: Gabriel Sanchez (7 out of 10)
_The Difficulty of Crossing a Field_ is another in a long line in the latest noise trend of using CD-R as a means of releasing material. While I don't mind the format at all (in fact, the quality of the recording is much better than that of previous analog methods), I am starting to get in a bit of a tiff over the lack of originality in the packaging; most notably the sleeves for the jewel case. There is no information about the recordings, the artists, where to contact them, etc.. Just a dot matrix printed graphic with some cheap font logos. I know it is my duty here to inform you about the contents on the disc and not the package, and I do apologise, but... well... damn it's annoying! Anyhow, as for the noise itself... standard Mlehst. There's plenty of atmospheric style noise with a heavy minimalist overtone to the whole deal. If one is popping this in and expecting a harsh lesson in spontaneity and chaos, you bought the wrong damn disc. If a more laid back and surreal experience raises your Bismark, then by all means take a ride on the Mlehst express (though I must confess it moves more like a turtle with polio than a rip roaring steam engine). In all honesty this type of deal isn't my cup of tea, so I hope I did not ruin anybody's day by not fingering my own anus over it. It's perfectly acceptable for what it is. Final word.

(article published 12/8/1999)

RSS Feed RSS   Facebook Facebook   Twitter Twitter  ::  Mobile : Text  ::  HTML : CSS  ::  Sitemap

All contents copyright 1995-2023 their individual creators.  All rights reserved.  Do not reproduce without permission.

All opinions expressed in Chronicles of Chaos are opinions held at the time of writing by the individuals expressing them.
They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, past or present.