Zbigniew Karkowski / Tetsuo Furudate / Zeitkratzer World as Will III

This release, performed by Zeitkratzer, is the third part of a series of compositions by composer Zbigniew Karkowski and noise artist Tetsuo Furudate. Zeitkratzer are an ensemble with the reputation for tackling the "new music” repertoire that’s challenging to the point of impossible. Their acoustic transcription of Lou Reed’s feedback opus Metal Machine Music stands in testament to an almost perverse fearlessness. The music contained in World As Will III is a dark and menacing mix that blurs electronics with acoustic instruments, blowing clouds of grey and black dust flecked with bits of glass and crystal. "Mergence,” co-composed by Karkowski and Furudate, starts it off with an almost indistinct bass rumble populated by shapes that enter and leave like characters in a Clive Barker flick. Furudate’s "Below the Demarcation” continues in the same vein, exploring the bass atmosphere, but infusing that bed with more industrial machine drones and breath interventions. The CD closes with Karkowski’s "Mix White,” which takes us further into the autopsy of a factory, travelling through the recesses and pulsing organs of metal and dust. (Sub Rosa)