Reptiljan - s/t CDR

Reptiljan : s/t CDR

This is the first appearance of Reptiljan. The self-titled debut presents 3 tracks of digital noise outbursts that build to deformed monoliths, introducing subtle, spontaneous melodies like alien hieroglyphs. Waveforms are triggering and modifying each other to give birth to layers of new sonic life over one another.

CDR, edition of about 150 copies.

Digital reissue contains 3 bonus tracks.


”Eccentric and electronic experimental noise by a mysterious project, whose first release this three track CD-R apparently is. The album begins with escalating ambient, which quickly escalates into disorder of high electronic sounds and changes into ever noisier and more inconherent. The piece seems to serve as a kind of intro to the next one, Storm in a Bottle.
Storm in a Bottle seems to be the central track of the album. There rumbles a finely built electronic “storm” resembling roaring wind on it, continuously following through the same tracks. At times the storm comes to a halt into steady noise or jam (Is there a scratch on the record? – no, the hiccups seem to be there on purpose.), to start the steady rumbling anew after a while. On top of this scurry chaotic peeps and poops. Sometimes the track gets grinding, at the same time being oddly hypnotic. After a while the numbness goes away and the piece begins to feel almost like an epic concept song. The storm has gotten stuck into the bottle to blow ever the same ways, trying to break free. Towards the end, the efforts grow strong, strength is tested and steadiness gradually disappears. The ending is left open.
The last track, Werefire, sounds like two parrots chattering to each others. There are spare changes happening in the background sounds. More rattling is thrown in on the last seconds, but the track remains rather lame. And Reptiljan otherwise? Perhaps a bit too strange to be opened to me properly.”
(Kuolleen Musiikin Yhdistys)

“Reptiljan transforms waveforms of digital noise into compelling swarms of grizzling clicks on his self-titled CD. Pushing noise drones are infiltrated into some bizarre melody lines sounding more alienated than catchy. An interesting cocktail of melody and abstraction that could well be the Free Jazz soundtrack for some futuristic sci-fi flick. Associations first of all point towards Pan Sonic and Ryoji Ikeda.”
(Vital Weekly)

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