Offences against the state shall be made a public example of, whereas deeds of shame should be buried out of mens sight
The Quietus said:
"it can often seem contextualising drone should be more or less pointless. Of all musics, it's surely the most abstract and purely aesthetic. Surely? An Trinse - a Northern Irish Londoner - sees this as a something of study of the "culture of repression and silence" he grew up with. What better medium to explore the nature of the unutterable than drone music? Two ten minute plus tracks present us with gaping cavernous of yawning analog drones, hovering shards of feedback and simmering atmospheres of intense repressed emotion. 'Deeds Of Shame' spends 12 minutes slowly opening and closing, with distant scrapes resembling bowed cymbal and a hissing monstrous foreground synth resembling a growling monster. The 14-minute 'Buried Out Of Mens Sight' on the flipside is marginally less malevolent though, with some quite heavenly chime-like tones and a more driving bottom end imbuing the piece with a positive energy, bathed in light rather than shrouded in darkness. An Trinse's evocative soundscapes house smatterings of retro-sounding bubbly synths, but it doesn't come across as cosmic, ultimately feeling more like Tim Hecker's self-examining ambience or Kawabata Makoto's unfurling solo minimalism than the likes of a Klaus Schulze or an Eno. This EP comes very highly recommended for anybody in need of their drone fix, and An Trinse promises plenty more to come. The design is also worthy of note - the artist is also a designer himself, and the package has a beautifully printed J-card sporting a strikingly awesome pop art cover that belongs in a gallery"
released March 13, 2015
All instruments Stephen McLaughlin
Mastered by Martin at Roughgrain
Printed by Victory Press