Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Gridfailure/I Shall Not Survive Another Winter/2017 Full Length Review


  New  York's  solo  project  have  returned  with  a  new  recording which  shows  the  musical  direction  going  into  a  post  apocalyptic  mixture  of  dark  ambient,  hardcore,  world  music  and  jazz  and  this  is  a  review  of his  self  released  2017  album  "I  Will  Not  Survive  Another  Winter"  which  will  be  released  in September.

  Field  Recordings  and  elements  of  avant  garde  noise  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  dark  soundscapes  and  when  percussion  is  utilized  it  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  tribal  and  world  music  feeling  and  the  music  also  gets  very  harsh  at  times  and  some  of t he  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length.

  Elements  of  industrial  and  dark  ambient  can  also  be  heard  at   times  while  all  of  the  tracks  sound  different  from  each  other  along  with  some  real  drums  also  being  utilized  briefly  and  as  the  album  progresses  guitars,  bass,  piano,  keyboards,  analog  synth,  harmonicas  and  theremin's  can  be  heard  in  certain sections  of  the  recording as  well  as  some  touches  of jazz  music  and  there  is  also  a  brief  use  of  noisecore  style  screams  and  clean  singing.

  On  this  recording  Gridfailure  keeps  a  very experimental  and  dark  ambient  style  while  also  adding  in  elements  of  world  music,  jazz  and  hardcore  to   create  something  very  different  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Gridfailure  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental  and  dark  ambient,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Sew  Nothing,  Reap  Nothingness"  "Hari  Kari  Superstars"  and  "No  Longer  Communicable".  8  out  of  10.  

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