>> Friday, November 11, 2011
The typical reaction for an individual who has never heard of 'noise music,' or for that matter experimental electronic music, is to reject it on the basis of monotony. Power electronics can be even harder to grasp since it's based on repeating squalls of feedback. But there are examples, as with any genre, of artists who transcend those boundaries to create original and fresh work. Such is the case with Lee Bartow's Navicon Torture Technologies, an artist whose work blends the extremes of harshness and beauty of carnal desire in a way that's truly astonishing. Pure Skin is a perfect example of this, making for some truly effecting power electronics that doesn't necessarily follow the characteristics of Whitehouse-esque provocation. A must listen.