Oslo-based Japanese grindcore-turned-power tech scientist Eri Fuzz-Kristiansen blazes a wonky trail on this latest short-form set, thematically following her Diagonal offering "Cross Modulation" with more post-Pan Sonic/Merzbow extreme rhythmic industrial expression.
Harder than a paving slab to the face, "Behind of Digital Images" grabs hold of grindcore's hi-volume immediacy with both hands and sublimes it into a fresh, rhythmic form. The six tracker is overflowing with nauseating scrapes and mind-pummeling, squelching percussion; there's no melody here, it's hard, pneumatic rhythm, grinding industrial texture and sheer decibels. And while there's no trace of IRL instrumentation, Eri wields her electronics with the force of a stage full of amplification, a pedal-board full of distortion units and a handful of guitar strings.
'Photogene' is all death rattle scrapes and bubbling, malfunctioning bleeps, 'Actuate' builds into a splatter of rhythmic chaos, and 'Virtual Image' gilds dissonant bleeps with crunching AE flutters and serrated hats. 'Iginition' is our pick, a swaying near-dubstep knife-edge display of low-end intensity that sounds almost like Scorn facing off against Florian Hecker. Completely frazzled bizz for taps aff power electronix thrill seekers.