Clutter – Live At The Bombed Out Church – Sonic Oyster Records – SOR46 (2010) CDr
‘Live At The Bombed Out Church’ is a big shimmering, swirling, electro-acoustic album, full of twisting ambient melodies.
Boasting an enormous range of impressions, Clutter is never afraid to just let things be, to swirl around a groove and let the sonic entropy do the work for him.
‘Church’ constantly evolves and expands; its path of development building on sumptuous tones, simple loops, multi-field recordings – constantly clashing, complementing and contrasting into a rich yielding electronic soup.
‘A kind of dark, swirling chamber kosmiche/ambient tangent, Clutter has created something organic & cerebral from contributed noises & sounds which he has re-arranged & processed to create something quite wonderful. I don’t particularly want to rattle on too much about this as the music is of a rich, fascinating quality, ‘Live at the Bombed Out Church’ takes you right off on a dream-like astral plain. Does this church exist? If so, I want to go.’ 5/5 – Norman Records
‘An evocative album title like this suggests a certain strange and otherworldly sound rich in atmosphere. In my opinion, Clutter has made good on his promise’ – Was Ist Das?
‘six tracks of atmospheric, often doomy electronica, the first four of which are live. Opening with ‘9th April 1811,’ which reminded me a lot of side one of Tangerine Dream’s “Zeit,” the album moves on through a collection of intriguing synth and sample pieces, the highlights of which are the evocative ‘5 May 1941’ and closing cut ‘Temporary Bells,’ which matches extended synths with chiming sounds. Built essentially on loops, this is a very good release – recommended.’ – Terrascope
All sound sources were donated as part of the Soundonation project
The live recording is now available at Live Volume 1 – Soundonations