RENE HELL The Terminal Symphony CD/LP

I was gone between the TV OD/Kraftwerk bounces and the thick Eno-esque Roxy-ish synth flourishes. Rene Hell, according to the World Wide Web that we rely on for such information, “is the latest and possibly greatest moniker of US noisenik Jeff Witscher. Over the last handful of years Witscher has made a name (and possibly a cult?) for himself under a plethora of different pseudonyms exploring various disparate styles. He has been known as Impregnable, Secret Abuse, Marble Sky and as part of Roman Torment and Deep Jew among others…”

Now Witscher probably wrote the description, which is what makes the Web a valuable promo tool and propaganda machine as well as a place to get unfettered info.

But in this case, all you need to do is dig the music. Ambient at one point, Suicide-y intensity at another and marching electronica at still another, The Terminal Symphony is a masterful retro slab of what was unlofty noise. I recall a band house I once lived in that featured an old tape-driven synth, and late night sounds we coaxed from that are very close to what makes this sing. [Type]

-Miller

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