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ARTIST
TITLE
Music for Air Raids V2.0
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
ROTOR 012LP ROTOR 012LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/15/2016

A different version of Ether's Music for Air Raids (2000), recomposed for the vinyl format and entirely remastered. The distant roar that opens Music for Air Raids V2.0 is a prelude to the waves of polyrhythmic drums and unremitting guitars, of powerful and constructive poundings that shake the listener to the core throughout the album. A tour de force end-to-end, with raids of drums, percussion, and guitars -- sometimes as howls, sometimes as dull roars and atmospheric drones -- but always structured and substantial. To this thoughtful, structured, and energetic chaos is added a great originality in the choice of elements, textures, and machines. Epic, atmospheric, primal, and vibrating, Music for Air Raids V2.0 represents Ether rare mastery of their craft. Ether formed in 1994. Their music is unequivocal rock and roll, but the sound draws heavily from the experimental lineage. Ether has a huge instrumental dynamism, and is able to function bereft of sung lyrics, a conscious decision by the group that lends elasticity and classicism to its recordings. With no traditional demarcations and no imposed conceptions, Ether's music is abnormal and intense, and makes you wonder just how far rock music can go.