Check out this news from Bicephalic Records:
New release from Bicephalic Records:
BC003 – Controlled Dissonance : Terrains Vagues
John Ingram (Controlled Dissonance) creates some great dark ambient / atmospheric drone, or as I’ve seen described elsewhere “harsh ambient, soft noise”. His Intelligent Machinery website is and has been various things (net label, blog, etc.) and has hosted & compiled some great noise & electronic compilations. Terrains Vagues sounds like a slow and ominous descent into the deepest depths of the ocean. On first listen, I imagined something akin the final scene in the movie The Abyss. Subtle and cinematic. That was my experience anyway. Let it take you where it may.
In his own words:
“That je ne sais quoi of sound that is so often ill-described as “atmosphere” had always intrigued him. The manner in which textures of sound overlapped, faded into and out of one another and reflected off of the surfaces of the surrounding world, like a lone shoe tossed about in an otherwise empty dryer. It was this sense of space and how it could be explored that first attracted him. It was the freedom of expression, unfettered by the constraints of traditional composition, that held him fast in the world of abstract noise. The visceral freedom to place his hands on virtually anything from which sound could be culled, and revel in the instant gratification of turning that object, regardless of its original intent, into an instrument of sound.
That is Controlled Dissonance.”
BC004 – Khristian Weeks (North Carolina electro-acoustic soundscape artist)