Nokalypse – Wired And Mirrored

CD-R (limited edition of 99 copies, sold out)
ec15 | June 2009

“Wired & Mirrored” is the fourth solo album by Nokalypse and his second on Echomusic. It is comprised by four tracks, of two styles: “Wired Performances” 1 and 2 are drones, performed in real time on AudioMulch while “Mirrored Montages” 1 and 2 are collages of field recordings, drones, noises and hideous harmonies, arranged and mixed in WaveLab. The entire result has industrial aesthetics, always falling between the academic and the non-academic.

Music by Themistoklis Pantelopoulos, 2006-2008
Mastering and graphic by Themistoklis Pantelopoulos, 2009
Cover photo by Yiorgis Sakellariou, 2008

Triple Bath is Themis Pantelopoulos, who works under the guise of Nokalypse and has a previous release on Echomusic, ‘Axiac Infinity’ (Vital Weekly 481). Here he has four pieces, two created using AudioMulch and two with software called WaveLab. Hard to tell the difference between these pieces of software, as they seem to do essentially the same thing, or rather, it seems Pantelopoulos is interested in one thing: to create drone music. And that’s something he does actually good. These drones exist entirely, of course, in the digital domain, yet they never seem to sound cold and distant. The slowly enveloping sound, gradually going up and down the scale, the heavily processed field recordings (alright, I’m guessing here), the dynamic range – quiet to forcefully loud – make this into a very refined work. As such not much new drone wise, but this drone music with industrial undercurrents is quite alright.


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