NTS Sessions 3

NTS Sessions 3, first half, by Autechre.

Label Link: NTS Sessions 1-4

Number 8 in the wire magazine (@thewiremagazine) Top 50 releases of 2018.

A couple shorter songs featuring rude noises lead up to the centerpiece of the first half of NTS Sessions 3, called “tt1pd”. On the Industrial side of Ambient, “tt1pd” builds and builds, squidgy synth washes panning left and right, a driving wah bass, and what I believe may be those long lost ping pong balls, but sped up until they are more like machine gun bursts.

About half way through, the whole thing collapses and sounds like it is turning itself inside out. It tries to get up several more times, each time collapsing into various states of dub chaos; inside out, upside down, struggling like a puppet whose strings have been cut, finally giving in to the inevitable entropy, and stumbling to a stop.

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