The Ontology Of Noise
TONE37 - 2009
The Ontology of Noise researches the dark associations of post-black metal. No traditional instruments are used on the album and all techniques are digital in their application. There are almost no arrangements or layers, but the pieces consist of single streams which change intuitively. This makes The Ontology of Noise a concrete journey through an abstract language evolving around light and darkness, nature and artificiality, and sometimes even takes the form of a sound very similar to an electric guitar... The Ontology of Noise explores the filmic qualities of noise - the image-creating mechanisms that arise almost hallucinogenically from subtle variations of frequences. By using a special set of digital mastering and filtering techniques, the recordings often sound very much like the sounds of nature; wind in trees and water. The Ontology of Noise opens up an audial perception for these sounds of nature and ask questions about their ontology... ref: Burzum\'s Filosofem Nana April Jun is one of the personas of Christofer Lämgren (b 1974), a visual artist, composer and art magazine YKKY [www.ykky.se] editor/curator based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Reviews: Boomkat (UK): Nana April Jun is a pseudonym of Swedish visual artist and composer Christofer Lamgren, who devised this album as a vehicle for exploring all-digital noise timbres as continuous, evolving streams. Significantly, Lamgren avoids multitracking and conventional principles of arrangement, instead favouring a kind of \'noise solo\' approach. At times the sounds on the album mimic naturally occurring phenomena, and during \'Sun Wind Darkness Eye\' you\'d swear to hearing the rush of air currents, while certain phases of \'Process Philosophy\' suggest traffic in motion. The Ontology Of Noise is certainly one of the more cerebral and contemplative entries into the genre, side-stepping the more frenzied, energetic extremities that tend to come hand-in-hand with extreme electronics. You might compare the particular brand of primal, uncompromising signal transformations on show here to the more abstract works of Mika Vainio, or perhaps Francisco Lopez, and the quality on show here certainly matches the standards of work committed by those two artists.