Reutoff - No One's Lullabies
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Reutoff - No One's Lullabies CD (Zhelezobeton)

Reutoff is a strange beast. Despite being one of the most well-known names of the Russian post-industrial scene with almost 20 years of releases on labels such as Ewers Tonkust, Hau Ruck!, Drone Records and Cyclic Law, they seem more interested in creating uneasy and drowsy moods than methodically sticking to the sort of implicit codes of the genres they operate in.

"No One's Lullabies" is their 9th full-length album, and its title perfectly captures the seasick and sleep drunk atmosphere here: drowsy drones are interrupted by industrial strength rhythms, slurred waltzes and confusing robotic textures. None of it is accidental, every single sound is there for a purpose. Expect anything and nothing, from funeral music box melodies and futuristic doom jazz to android slum dirges. This is the sort of exercise that would be fastidious and completely pointless in less capable hands, but is a blessing from these veterans of bizarre sounds.

Format: CD, gatefold digisleeve, limited to 333 copies