Harness – Sleight of Hand [CS]

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Harness – Sleight of Hand [CS]

7.50

Label: Imminent Frequencies

Format: Cassette

Year: 2017

Underexposed and slow-roasted tape slinging from Shane Church and Luke Tandy, who seem to draw further inward when paired side by side, careful to keep their heart rates down in an effort to ratchet up listener’s. The demolition crew get called off for this one; no engagements with flamethrower effects or shattering feedback—this is classic introverted hometaper psychoacustics, reminiscent of the early direct-to-body Hands To recordings at their most reclined state of insidiousness. A fully concussed listening experience birthed out of a leaky underpass; slow motion aluminum drags and wrecked equilibrium, crawling toward a probably unreachable horizon; nature’s widening jaw and the amplified circulatory system; the ratcheting world reduced to its thickest and bleakest aural mechanisms. While I did enjoy the Hostage Pageant LP a good deal, this is certainly more in my wheelhouse if we’re comparing the two, as I tend to gravitate toward the ones that take the risk of cutting out all the action sequences. An excellent project that looks to have a recent upturn in activity, perhaps catching your eye for the first time (as it did mine) in that well regarded Imminent Frequencies light.

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Harness is the self-described “noise concrète” duo of Shane Church (Hostage Pageant / Still Image) and Luke Tandy (Being / Skeleton Dust Recordings).
“Sleight of Hand” presents four sparse movements of atmospheric electroacoustic music with an emphasis on restraint and aural tension.