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Split
FORMAT
12"

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FAT 12026 FAT 12026
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"The fifth installment in FatCat's split12" series, Bannlust vs. Chasm shifts the emphasis back onto electronix, and merges two markedly different sounds and takes on construction. Chasm is an alias for Robert Hampson, former singer/guitarist with the late-80s guitar noiseniks Loop, and still working under his awesome dark ambient guise as Main. In the Chasm incarnation, Hampson pares away his usual layered guitar-drones in favour of a more fractured, beat-based approach. Lovingly labored over, the three tracks are created through a micro-engineered process of close-microphone recording and concrete experimentation. On the flipside, Bannlust is the project of Marco Fischer. In early '98, Marco released his first album as Bannlust on the ultra-hip Viena label, Sabotage. Entitled Digital Tension, this worked a space somewhere between the complex fractured leftfield electronica of Autechre and the dark (increasingly vogue) European electro of underground producers like I-F, Electronome and Le Car. The three tracks provided here form a moody, but mesmeric machine-space of cavernous crunch pulses, digital glitches, stuttering rhythms, and most audibly, towering washes of dirty, electro-synth noise."