Pulse Emitter - Violent Cosmos
Release: Violent Cosmos
Label: Organic Pipeline
Pulse Emitter has been doing "synth-noise" for over six years now and this is finally the first time I get a good listen of his work. The disc contains two live track over 23 minutes each and packaged in a clear slipcase with artwork of a flower in some nice hue coloured background. The cdr is coloured nicely as well. Simple and crisp, much like the noise which I'll get into now.
Both tracks performed are pretty much the same. This is slow noise! If I were to try and describe a sci-fi style of noise this would be it. The first track has lot's of odd spacey sounds and tunes that carry throughout it that fading in and out of each other. At 15 minutes into the first track it gets very sci-fi with computer bleeps and tones. Like some spacecraft is trying to tell us something, except this is from a movie in the 50's. I liked hearing it when this bleep noise came in a first but it goes on for a bit to long. After a while there's some low rumbles and blowing type wind sound that pretty much ends the track. Track 2 starts off a bit louder than the first with some high level wind type blowing sounds and clicking rumbles. It gets hissy at times with little variation going on. There's some noise mixed together well and then the space noise starts to kick in again at about 4 minutes. At around 8 minutes the space noises start to really get silly to me. The track starts to end nicely with a more ambient style than the previous track but then gets into this space noise again that was same about 10 minutes ago.
This disc was tough for me to judge badly because if understand correctly all the noise was made from just synths performed live in one take, but it just gets a bit lacking at times and puts me to sleep. If this noise was made just from a laptop I would have be even less impressed. It doesn't conjure up a "violent cosmos" to me, more like a ship passing through a black hole or let's say a "violet cosmos", which is what the artwork would indicate. I guess if your more of a fan of ambient noise and projects like Hive Mind this one may be of more interest to you.