Touted as the “second attempt at melding the genres of noise and drone”, Slow Motion Warfare’s Error: 02 is lumbering and abrasive, and yet peaceful. While the album fails overall in its endeavor to amalgamate noise and drone, it does strike a pleasant balance of minimalism and structural evolution, tempered by carefully reined distortion. And while minimal, attention to spatial details was not spared, offering dizzying stereo effects for the headphone listening experience.
Given the subjective nature of most genre definitions, and especially those of less mainstream styles, I’m willing to concede that the artist’s interpretation of drone or noise may differ from my own; therefore I am not considering intent in my final review summation. However, I am considering the listening experience, which I found to be “ideal for trying to digest the tribulations of a strange day”, precisely as advertised.