l.e.a.k. The Old Tea House (CD, £12.50)label: Cold Meat Industry
While one HEID member focused on sonic extremism with SURVIVAL UNIT, the others started up L.E.A.K. This project challenges every notion that a lot of contemporary industrial music is haphazardly thrown together in the bedrooms of adolescent prodigies. The album is recorded at the legendary EMS studio in Stockholm, the home of many acclaimed electro-acoustic composers, and applies controlled ways of composition such as serialism as well as elements of improvisation and random techniques. The result is a sometimes disturbing, sometimes beautiful, but always breathtaking journey to the heart of darkness. One of those rare moments proving that structure and chaos are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
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