urbanfailure – Random Shadows 7″ ep released by heart by Sky Burial and [/] urbsounds collective limited to 33 pieces on clear vinyl, hand made, recorded live with passion and punk attitude, shadows photography Jana Mikova, most expressive and beatiful cover art by Tove ~ thanks + respect
Review by Vital Weekly – number 1029 | week 17
URBANFAILURE – RANDOM SHADOWS (7″ lathe cut by Sky Burial Productions/Urb Sounds)
A highly limited lathe cut 7″ recorded by Urbanfailure, who ever that might be, and apparently the three pieces on this 7″ are all live recorded, which is actually a great achievement. Rhythm plays an important role in these pieces, banging on what seems to be metal percussion feeding through a variety of electronic devices, such as delay and reverb, meanwhile also being picked up by a loop station or two. Maybe even a synthesizer or two for some colouring of the sounds; it is not easy to say, but the end result is quite good.
There is an old school industrial music texture to these pieces, especially in ‘Gridiron Ambience’ it bangs around in a heavy manner. ‘Standoff Abrupt’ has a more modern sound, in which live digital processing plays an important role. ‘Consciousness Mismatch’ is the shortest of the three pieces and a pretty
straightforward rhythm piece, but without the complexity the other two pieces seem to have. Short but great. I wish it had been longer. (FdW)