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Koff Kirk - A Practical Guide To Personal Serenity Album

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Koff Kirk - A Practical Guide To Personal Serenity Album
Noise
  • Performer:
    Koff Kirk
  • Title:
    A Practical Guide To Personal Serenity
  • Genre:
  • Style:
    Noise
  • Release date:
    2006
  • Country:
    Denmark
  • Size FLAC version
    1783 mb
  • Size MP3 version
    1984 mb
  • Size WMA version
    1797 mb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    723
  • Record from:
    CDr, Limited Edition

Tracklist

1Untitled2:07
2Untitled7:25
3Untitled5:52
4Untitled21:16

Notes

Limited to 85 copies. Comes in a slimline DVD-case.


Shalizel
This is some of the most surprising records I've heard over the last year. After listening to a lot of Iversen's solo work as well as what he's done with Sindre Bjerga, I've got used to the ambient side of Iversen. This record shows that he can do a lot more, and this time real noise with Chefkirk. Haven't heard that much from Chefkirk before, but this record makes me really want to get more from him as well.

This is a harch record, and it's both variated and concrete, and that makes the record exciting all the way from the beginning to the end. Hard to say what this record could remind you of, but the first association I got when I listened to this was something like Merzbow's noise-level with a little more ambient-structure. But it may feel different for you.
One thing is for sure, and that is that this record is a good purchase for all noise-freaks!
Uriel
This release is noted as a .wav file collaborative project thats heavy on the digital manipulations. Track 1 starts out with crunching that’s about as textured as you can get. It’s then quickly switches to some high pitches squeals with loud scrapping tones. Near the 3 minute mark a great loop comes in that sounds like an eastern guitar. Very nice and it truly works well with the track and it distortion of high notes and tones.

Track 2 sounds very much like one long live take. Like I’m sitting in a concert and watching these two perform in front of me, even though I don't think it was. It begins with a lot of metal scrapping patterns and some distortion that hisses lightly in the background. Some feedback occurs as well, which adds to an extra layer of noise. Near 4 minutes it goes into a vibrating low bass tone that switches pitches here and there. There are some great looping patterns that immerge soon after. Then comes in some digital delay rips with a yelling loop added in. Good switching between textures and noise levels in this track for sure. Gets really interesting at 8 minutes and I can’t begin what they’re using to make these sounds I hear. Lots of high and low ends in this track and that helps you get through the 20+ minutes very quickly. An excellent listen overall. It ends with an uber low bass riff that I think is the best part of the track.

Track 3 sounds very "spacey" at the start and soon goes in to a computer sounding rumble tumble with heavy distortion and "computer click" sounds in the background. Hard to describe but I’ve not heard anything like this before. It is however very Iversen sounding from what I’ve heard. My personal favorite track on this disc. If your use to the cut up style of noise like some Sissy Spacek and Jake Vida then this track fits right in. Track ends with a massive high-pitched note that I couldn’t even finish…hurt the fucking ears.

Track 4 finishes the disc off nicely with a low bass digital glitch that repeats at 300bpm. Half way through it pulls out and gets into a different pattern with some minor distortion layered overtop and ends like the previous track, a high tone that just drove my cats crazy.

Separately I’ve heard these two and I think they’re noise is some of the best I’ve heard. This disc is the first time I’ve heard them together and although I’d rather hear their solo works hearing the two of them was a treat and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Noise I truly never heard before.