Swarm Intelligence drops eleven monumental tracks on Acre Recordings. ‘Black Iron Prison’ is pitch black stuff: foreboding and forbidding work, showcasing a more mechanistic, abrasive and brilliantly tense sound. The tracks span industrial rhythmic noise, searing electronic ambiences, half-step technoid rhythms and pounding 4/4 beats, all suffused with an anxiety and the sense of sinister things to come. Whilst fearsomely heavy, this is nevertheless a hauntingly nuanced unification of textured and rich ambiences with bitter, visceral beats. If darkness can coruscate then this outstanding release does just that.
release date: 28th April 2014