Intrusive Thoughts / A Pristine Wilderness
Album:A Pristine Wilderness Collection:General
Artist:Intrusive Thoughts Added:Jan 2020
Label:Girly Girl Musik 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2020-01-22 Pull Date:2020-05-06 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:Mar 15Feb 2Jan 26

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 04, 2023:Music Casserole
4.Feb 01, 2020:On The Warpath
A Pristine Wilderness
2.Sep 22, 2021:On The Warpath (rebroadcast from Feb 1, 2020)
A Pristine Wilderness
5.Jan 25, 2020:On The Warpath
The Forgotten Coast
3.Mar 14, 2020:Music Casserole

Album Review
Eme O
Reviewed 2020-01-18 
Intrusive Thoughts - A Pristine Wilderness (Girly Girl Musik)

Mostly gentle occasionally unsettling ambient/drone, inspired by Area X sci fi trilogy. “Full length debut album stretches samples of the familiar into echoes of what they once were.” A portion of each tape purchase will be donated to the Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. No FCCs, no words really. Faves: 3, 7, 9 ~eme o

1. A Pristine Wilderness (1:59) - Footsteps splashing through water, bird song, bass, wind swirls.

2. Consolidation of Authority (2:04) - Authoritative drone, sound reminiscent of a train horn, notes spiraling from high down to low.

3. *Mimicry (4:24) - Drone fades in like dawn, punctuations of noise. Awakening with an undercurrent of the unknown, voices inscrutable but not ominous (Obi Wan Kenobi vibe). Fade out from ~4:00.

4. The Forgotten Coast (2:36) - Steady drone, then percussive. Sound reminiscent of a roller coaster trending upward. Gentle surface, driving undercurrent, like swimming maybe.

5. Notebooks and the Eleventh Expedition (1:48) - Swirly drone with staticky crackle. Fade out from ~1:20.

6. Subconscious Triggers (1:44) - Sampled sounds, choppy. A message that keeps repeating from the beginning, having never reached the end. Abrupt stop.

7. *Plume (2:32) - Alien landscape, not quite ominous but unfamiliarity breeds fear. Nocturnal creature sounds in a jungle, flickers of light from flying insects.

8. Further Down the Tower (2:44) - Space ship hovering, helicopter-like. A release of sound at the end, dissolution, landing. Silence last four seconds.

9. *A New Biological Imperative (3:08) - Something exploratory, a learning process. Call and response, sounds high and low. Then an industrial screeching. Communication, design, construction.

10. Where Lies the Strangling Fruit (2:38) - Solid noise to start, then a chittering breaks through. Like a balance of manufactured (human) and nature (animal) sounds. Louder ~1:30, then a more authoritative voice takes over ~2:00. Fade ~2:20. Silence ~2:30.

Track Listing
1.A Pristine Wilderness 6.Subconscious Triggers
2.Consolidation of Authority 7.Plume
3.Mimicry 8.Further Down the Tower
4.The Forgotten Coast 9.A New Biological Imperative
5.Notebooks and the Eleventh Expedition 10.Where Lies the Strangling Fruit