Flatline Skyline - All Sound / No Vision

Flatline Skyline - All Sound / No Vision

Release date: April 16, 2009
Format: CD, digisleeve with 12-page booklet, 500 copies

Vital Weekly

Frans de Waard | September 15, 2009

Back in Vital Weekly 495 I reviewed Flatline Skyline's debut album 'Horizon Grid'. Flatline Skyline are R. Andrew Scott and Jacen Kemp and back then it seemed to me a cross-over between IDM, gothic and noise. Atmospheric songs in which vocals play a big role. The new album 'All Sound/No Vision' continues this. The mood is again dark, rhythm are loud, aggressive, demanding (whatever you may think is appropriate) and Kemp's voice sound like Marc Almond, although screaming in 'Sleep Tight' reminding me of Last Few Days. It has also moments of contemplation and introspection, such as in 'Aperture', but those pieces are sparse, but provide that necessary counterpoint. In that sense this album is a much more varied than 'Horizon Grid' and this variety is what makes this album very good. Perhaps not the sort of music I'd play a lot I guess, but this one is really nice.

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