The Unjust - Black Clouds Leave Death
FNOOB DiGiTAL bring you the relentless pounding of industrial techno in their latest release, Black Clouds Leave Death, featuring Nova Scotia-based producer The Unjust, who comes armed with a barrage of abrasive, punk and metal influenced sound design. This release was set into motion this past winter after a broken leg left our producer with a large amount of time and boredom to alleviate inside of Ableton Live. The results were ground-shaking.
Beginning with droning bass synth and noise blasts resembling cymbal crashes or perhaps explosions, the title track patiently builds to a storm of 4/4 distorted kick drum with sharp transient, followed by not your average set of hi-hats and percussive metal. The remix, featuring a stalwart of the Italian industrial techno scene, Bleim01, takes the original and substitutes broken-beat kicks for four-on-the-floor, as well as a more pulsating feel to the hi-hat patterns.
Next track, 'Blood Tears of Angels', begins atonally with a noisy, slow, pitched-down kick drum, crash cymbal sounding like a truck's air brake, and a wall of monstrous, reverberating growl, pierced by a reversed cymbal and again commencing in 4/4 distorted kick. Layers and layers of assorted jangles, mechanical belches, hi-hats, and a minimal melody emanating from tortured, overdriven synth signals follow. This track's remix features the Delhi, India based duo A Birth Defect, who clean up the noise in the original but leave a stroboscopic, pulsing residue.
The third track, 'Funeral Forest', maintains the heavy kick of the first two tracks but introduces melody on rapidly modulating synth, as well as flashes of breakbeat, all with the characteristically inventive sound design. Moscow-based techno producers Wunderblock deliver a more atonal, rhythmically based take on the original, drawing the sound closer to a 4/4 feel with the extensive use of hi-hats.