Vatican Shadow / Rubbish Of The Floodwaters
Album: Rubbish Of The Floodwaters   Collection:General
Artist:Vatican Shadow   Added:Feb 2018
Label:Ostgut Ton  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-03-19 Pull Date: 2018-05-21 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: May 20 May 13 Mar 25
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 19, 2018: Music Casserole
Rubbish Of The Floodwaters
3. Mar 24, 2018: Music Casserole
Rubbish Of The Floodwaters
2. May 12, 2018: Music Casserole
Weapons Inspection
4. Mar 21, 2018: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Birthday Suit
Rubbish Of The Floodwaters

Album Review
Reviewed 2018-02-19
Dominick Fernow, the mastermind of Prurient, Ash Pool, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement, and other fine projects, has somehow found himself with a Berghain residency. This 12", and A2 in particular, is the closest his Vatican Shadow moniker has ever come to floor-oriented functional techno, but Dom hasn't abandoned his experimentalist roots. He forgoes the long builds and sequential introduction of elements typical of techno, instead building amorphous, mazelike compositions. The thematic focus on terrorism makes itself apparent only in the artwork and track titles, but in tandem with the sonic material makes for a unique and compelling work of art. Highly recommended, and not just to techno-heads.

Choice cuts: 2

Genre: Techno, industrial, ambient, Tresor meets Muslimgauze meets MoMA
Friends: SNTS, Korridor, Clock DVA, Artefakt, Silent Servant, Prurient - Through the Window

1. (3:38) Bermuda Drain vibes. Patiently sequenced gated synths give way to a goosebump-worthy shimmering climax.
2. (6:17) Unreal sound design. Gigantic nightclub kick + tight hi-hat/shaker/wood block programming make up a standout rhythm section. Pads below snarl and creep. Top quality peak time wormhole techno.
3. (11:15) Blend of the first two approaches. Long intro slowly slithers toward the dance floor, where 4x4 kicks underlie drones, glitches, and constantly morphing percussion.

Track Listing
1. They Deserve Death   2. Rubbish Of The Floodwaters
  3. Weapons Inspection