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RADIAN
December 24, 2009, 1:37 pm
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RADIAN
CHIMERIC
THRILL JOCKEY

A studied attempt at evolving the form, Viennese Post-Rock act Radian have sculpted a raw, fitful and atypically kinetic variety of the genre, punctuated with jarring steel-on-bone guitar noise. Its like being in a dank, dark electronics factory with all the machines working on their own accord, when someone turns the cutting blade on beside your ear. The production terraforms their choppy, digitally rearranged compositions into something living and textured, without neglecting to coat the noise washes with a wide screen luster, whilst the more minimalist tracks could score some weirdo allegorical version of Russian Bagpuss.Instead of a coolly high-brow exercise in oblique improvisation, though, Chimeric is seductive, impassioned and powerfully atmospheric. John Calvert

7/10

DOWNLOAD: ‘GIT CUT NOISE’, ‘FEEDBACK MIKRO/CITY LIGHTS’
FOR FANS OF: MOGWAI, EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, AUTECHRE

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