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|Premature Burial - factions
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 230
5 tracks, 5 minutes
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Joshua Heinrich (Fornever/Black Wedding) returns to Silber for a 5in5 EP with his Premature Burial project. Mixing industrial & ambient elements, f/a/c/t/i/o/n/s paints a portrait of the current political climate of divisiveness & corruption. The bureaucracy is spreading like a Kafka novel. Listen to Premature Burial while you're on hold for hours.
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Pull a Single Thread
Silber’s neat bite-sized “5 in 5” series, in which an artist creates five tracks which have a combined length of only five minutes overall, continues its extensive run with this offering from Premature Burial.
This is five distinct pieces that act as a calling card for the breadth of Premature Burial’s work. “Pull A Single Thread” is a gently scary overture seguing neatly into “Action”, which has soft tribal drums and filmic synth lines and would make a great intro to a darkwave album, or to the villain’s exotic lair in an action movie, whilst “Inaction” is a scratchy done with pained strings. “Conpromise” [sic] alludes to heavy metal but via the medium of synthwave, then “Divide” is a warm ambience that wraps it all up in a surprisingly snug manner.
It’s something of a musical Curriculum Vitae rather than a coherent micro-album, but it’s an impressive sampler.
~ Stuart Bruce, Chain DLK
The next EP in Silber’s 5in5 series comes from Joshua Heinrich’ project Premature Burial. The EP features different soundscapes and textures all covering dark and creepy themes. The collection is a little patchy with the styles jumping from track to track. However each track works well at painting its own scene and all would work well as the soundtrack to any horror movie.
‘Pull a single thread’ is an intense and compact series of industrial droning sounds giving off a bleak and confronting atmosphere. ‘Action’ acts as a massive contrast, instead taking on a slower and calmer sounds with deep dark electronic sounds pattering away. ‘Inaction’ takes things to a more ambient / drone place. The squeaky sounds reminiscent of a set of swings needing a good grease paint a chilling soundscape that would fit right into a Steven King movie. ‘Compromise’ brings in some intense drums to create a creepy kind of energy paired with grungy electronic sounds raging through. The EP closes with the chilling ambient sounds of ‘Divide’.
This is another interest EP that sees great experimentation as musician boundaries are pushed further and further. It is very much an acquired taste, but those that seek spooky and unconventional music will find it here in abundance!
Premature Burial serve up ‘factions’ and into the bargain grace your listening space in disorientating fractures of shadow framed eeriness that veer from Front 242 meets 1919 industrial groovings (as found on ‘compromise’ and ‘action’ – the latter named as though rephrased through the sonic viewfinder of UK Decay) to haunting slice of sleepless disturbia as on ‘inaction’. All said for us it’s the parting shot ‘divide’ that provides the sets best moment – a celestial occurrence shimmer toned in sun scorched dream hazes.
~ Mark Burton, The Sunday Experience