Friday, March 2, 2012
Kandyheart Afghan, the third release from Kuwahara, reveals the duo's fondness for bleak atmospheres and tortured electronics. Kuwahara continues head-first into the abyss with no signs of turning back. Purposely avoiding the white walls of sound from early pioneers of noise and dark ambient that influenced them, they instead focus on texture and melancholic passages to move their audience with a wretched grace rather than brute force. Make no mistake; this album is a pummeling slab of tectonic movements and soundscapes, much like their previous installments. This however, dwells in a realm of nightmare and abandoned hope.