November 26th, 2011


(ER034) Graffiti Mechanism & Pollux – Linked

Aloha from Effluvia! I can breathe easy today, because an artist I
hold very near and dear to the fibers of my being has added his flaming
torch to the communal flame of honest, raw artistry. The flickers of
shadows and light unveiling cosmic theater on our faces as we watch this
fire, now the smoldering embers hum to the wondrous notes of Graffiti
Mechanism and boy do they dance like sparks dying in the night air. The
contributions to the world of independent, liberated musicians that this
artist has made shall echo louder than the affable screams of so many
other beautiful projects. Graffiti Mechanism is the pseudonym for Adam
Crammond, the founder of one of the greatest of netlabels, Proc-records,
and the conceptual Ananda to such a bustling Buddha 4m@ records. It is
on these archives that many of us netlablers made our beginnings,
including myself and the giant that splits with him here today, Pollux.
The work of Crammond has inspired us both and many others. Always with
care to his label but always pumping his sounds with fresh, radiant
blood. Noise, techno, ambience, conceptual, psychedelia, often lowbit,
the output of GM is always unexpected, unorthodox, and as personal as
his compassionate album reviews. Here he presents some very funky and
emotionally spanking dark ambiance and noise. Glitchy, crunchy, lo fi,
but not trashy. No sir! The cathartic feeling and depth of these rusty
solar systems is enough to temporarily incapacitate the most unwilling
of noise explorers and hold them in the dark shadowy introspections of
these cosmic works. Here, Pollux too contributes to the dark corridors
of this abandoned ballroom hall with the eerie emissions of a ghostly
owl. These sounds are a more seldom sight in Arnaud Barbe’s recent work,
reminding me yet again that prolific output can still surprise you,
surprise you greatly! What a concentrated vision these two friends and
demigods have here. Download this Linked, and boy just watch that fire

Album: Linked

Artist: Graffiti Mechanism & Pollux

Bitrate: 13, 15, 16 kbps

format: mp3

Genre: Noise, Dark ambience, Experimental

November 2011