Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation (Digipak CD)
ARTIFICIAL BRAIN (NY, USA) - Labyrinth Constellation (2014) (sealed Digipak CD). An astonishingly strong debut full-length album, filled with memorable songs and an impossible-to-ignore cohesion: the whole thing hangs together beautifully like some tremulous interstellar amoeba, even as individual motes rise up and declare their intentions to the void.
New York’s technical Death Metal quintet Artificial Brain sounds, if you’ll permit the stretch, like an entity very much on the cusp of escaping its artificers’ grasp. The tools they wield feel charged, kinetic, as if, at any moment, they could catapult away from plucking fingers and pedaling feet and clutching wrists and hover, blast-powered and electric coiled, singing songs of their own synthetic determination.
For now, though, this noise remains subject to its makers’ mastery, and while it seems to sprout a profusion of new circuits at every turn, the home directory is still recognizable, and even nameable: think the brawling intelligence of latter-day Gorguts filtered through the jittery, discomfitted prism of fellow Profound Lore artists like Castevet and Dysrhythmia. **originally published on yourlastrites.com** Profound Lore Records – PFL127