To chronicle part of his European tour, Drekka (Michael Anderson) releases Live in Europe 2010 exclusively on Chemical Tapes. Forty six minutes of intense arcane cinematic ambience that was recorded live in various Italian and Slovenian cities during November 2010.
These tracks were recorded live in both Italy and Slovenia. I've no idea how Michael Anderson makes these sounds but I know I like them. There are lots of sweeping breezy whispers and gaseous billowing drones hovering around pieces of sampled dialogue and layers of strings, piano and indecipherable possibly manipulated found sounds. The overall environment created is pretty creepy and unsettling at times, at points recalling some of Nurse With Wound's ambient explorations. There's a real something lurking in the shadows vibe but the darkness is sometimes punctured by lighter elements that shine through and emerge like bells and the angelic female vocal. It's still pretty dark though even recalling elements of Coil who have clearly been an influence as can be heard on 'Something For Jhonnn (To Cope)', which samples Jhon Balance saying the word "Something". Enjoyable spook listening.
released July 29, 2011
Recorded live in Italy and Slovenia with no overdubs (except one),
November 2010/Assembled and mastered at Bluesanct HQ, February 2011
Ljubljana, Modena, Naples, Rome, Senigallia, Turin, Udine
Special thanks to Onga.