From contemplative to downright creepy, composer Catastrophic Jones has an ability to get under your skin. Akin to ambient drone maestros like Loscil, Jones’ “Genesis” and “Airlock” are lengthy, evocative pieces (absent of rhythm) that patiently add sonic motifs to build interest. The first composition deploys a quivering drone that escalates the music to another dimension (perhaps extraterrestrial) while the latter is altogether eerie, seeming to describe some uncertain passage or dark corridor that promises something horrific––it’s the ideal sci-fi/thriller underscore. Shifting gears, “Collision Course” is a pulsing, beat-driven theme that, on the promise of its title, deliver a cataclysmic finale.
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