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Consume Red

Ground-Zero - Consume Red
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From the deliberately provocative opening gesture of sampling the Korean sacred musician Kim Suk Chul, Ground Zero slowly interrupts the hojok with random sounding chaos.
Consume Red is... colossal. it is a titan of strength, of sound, of density. building from a place so small, Consume Red, over the course of an hour, expands like the first moments of the universe in slow-motion - growing exponentially bigger every moment, full of volatile, red-hot particles whizzing around you at light-speed. it's like a screenshot into the world nanoseconds after a nuclear bomb's detonation. twisted, mangled, melted wires, destructive power, the end of the world. the end of ... read more
When looking into more experimental releases, a record that I've constantly come across is Ground-Zero's "Consume Red", an LP consisting of one gargantuan fifty-seven-minute track. The experience is monolithic; consisting of one huge, palpable build of tension, which slowly builds up to an explosive, chaotic finale. The expereince is no doubt an exercise in patience; the initial build up clears ten minutes by a long run, but, once it kicks off, the grand artistic ambition and tonal ... read more
If this song plays on the day of the apocalypse, I will love to take part of it.
Feels like an hour of waiting for a Nuclear bomb to just, destroy everything around you. Just absolutely apocalyptic.
ok how do you even make music that sounds like this
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Added on: September 29, 2017