Conjecture – V, the unconventional industrial sound forms

May 27, 2019
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Conjecture describes his latest release as an anti-body statement. The individual's disengagement from the human body and from all kinds of physical hypostases is portrayed through unconventional industrial sound forms. He is very strong in his textual presence describing "V", which is a conceptual work and must be listened on good speakers. The high frequencies are sharp, yet subtle, while the drone environment evolves gradually from part to part.

The album starts with heavy and low bass frequencies, transporting you in a day-dreaming state of mind. Conjecture uses lots of synths in his LP and he adds richness through various effects and sound manipulations. His vision is dystopian and his sounds are clearly post-industrial in all manners of speaking, although he sometimes slides through IDM atmospheres and techno. A very dreamy and dubby one. As the musical journey advances Conjecture starts to introduce new elements as dark ambient and drone sounds which are preparing the listener for the sonic assault, abrasive and low-tech, dirty and witty, like he doses on Chronos, the fourth track. The music is so diverse and ranges from one bit of aesthetic freedom to another, it really plays with your mind.

When I was referring earlier to “IDM”, I was thinking to a hardware-based setup, in a low key and tempo, not at all comparable to Richard Devine’s only-modular and very up-tempo music, for example. Conjecture is a project best described with tags: experimental, trippy, witty, addictive.

While the synth-generated drones start messing up with your head from the beginning, other secondary scenes are added into the equation: some field recording heavily processed, some drum beat lost in the woods or even some kicks which are techno in a manner of speaking. I’ve listened to this album through different kinds of speakers and all I heard was bliss.

The album also includes some vocal parts, from Vaia Pilafa, who also signed the beautiful artwork of the LP. Though the vocals are hardly audible they add a very warm atmosphere.

"V" was released by the Bulgarian AMEK Collective on May 14 as a black-white marbled vinyl, in a limited run of 275 copies.

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