[DD14069] Starving Insect – The Great Nothing
After just three short digi EPs (the last of which was the highly regarded collab with Ragnarok) Starving Insect goes for his debut album – and one will observe time has come. “The Great Nothing” provides an hour of sinister entertainment, more cinematic than doomcore, groovier than industrial techno and more melodic than dark electro – and all of that combined into a unique whole.Get sucked into the album’s atmosphere by the opener “Overhead, Without Any Fuss, The Stars Were Going Out”, combining ultra slow beats and soundtrack-like sections; enjoy two collaborative tracks with Omnicide, dominated by thundering, distorted kicks; let your blood run cold with slasher atmo of “Sleep is Death” and “There are no Doors”; consider the dark dance floor weapons “IDDQD” and “Dormant Storm” – and the decidedly faster-than-the-rest “Visions of the Blind Dead”, a tough contender for big time crossover credibility.No generic pads and stale beats on “The Great Nothing”, Starving Insect is about thoughtful sound design and effective use of samples, nine excess length tracks that throb with an authentic darkness – and their rhythmic pulse.
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