Space Level Blaze
Gerritt 'Space Level Blaze' CD Psych-out acid noise reak extravaganza! Star dust, inhalation and electric fire evidence in the wake of smoke and strobes! Material extracted from Gerritt on the west coast and meticulously deranged by John Wiese. Packaged in a limited edition Digipak! Reviews: An adrenaline rush of a noisercoaster, a heady combination of amusement and confusemen...and like all such rides, it is over much too quickly. Gerritt (Wittmer) is the man behind the Misanthropic Agenda (label that is), a key to his release is the amount of space and swirl he inserts between the raw explosions of sound. There's a nice sense of tension mounting, before you feel a full audio overload. And his use of effects is stellar, there's a reverb tunnel that #4 goes through which gets tighter and tighter until it squeezes out into a waterfall of noise, reducing down eventually to a rhythm of drops, or pulses real...and then in the end we get a slow fade of white noise. All of the tracks make nice use of panning, and stereo straying (check the pinballing left/right early in #5, which by the end of that piece has changed entirely into something like a game show with electrodes and jackhammers hooked up to contestants. But despite that, this is no Fear Factor of a release; the sheer noise is volcanic, but very well sculpted and honestly pretty damn fun. Two (#1, #6) of the tracks feature human whoops of sheer exhilliration. All cuts go through a variety of passages and make this an exceptional release of extreme electronics. E-ticket all the way... - Thurston Hunger.