Ausrastys – 地獄Posted: November 20, 2014
Hamilton, Canada based electronic producer and musician Dave Remmler a.k.a. Renard Queenston operates in a variety of musical styles, mainly based around neon-colored, flashy chitpunes and rapid tempos, publishing most of his material through his own netlabel LapFoxTrax. His Aurastys project is one of his darkest and most experimental ventures, and 地獄 seems to be covered with fallout from listening habits extending far beyond Renard’s main mode of operation; there are glimpses of Autechre, the whole Raster.noton catalogue (imagine Alva Noto on steroids), even Deathprod going through a swamp (genuinely creepy “Sludge Pits”). There are moments of hard, thumping industrial styles and EDM that try to fight with the corroded synthesizer noise. Lots of sonic hallucinations that collide with stranded echoes and half-baked song structures – or completely baked, in a wholy different sense.