Like two giant pieces of steel coated in black slime being swung together, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier’s As The Low Hanging Fruit Vulnerabilities Are More Likely To Have Already Turned Up, the artist’s new release on Rabit’s Halcyon Veil label, lurches into existence and provides us with the darkest of digital noise painstakingly shaped into a relentlessly, impressively fierce half hour.
Sounding as if it is being spit from some forgotten corner of deep space or debugged out of a truly evil piece of computer code, the tones here are harsh, bleak — sharp glitches embedded in ultra sub bass, punishing distortion faded into huge reverb, unholy synth choirs, wildly de-pitched claps, repurposed 128kbps artifacts, percussion that sounds like a chain knocking into the side of a rusted bell, etc. This is heavy digital music, totally inorganic, yet fully human.
A.T.L.H.F.V.A.M.L.T.H.A.T.U. is available from Halcyon Veil and can be streamed below in its entirety via SoundCloud. Physical and digital formats will be available August 12.