Wow, this one takes me back. I used to know this guy from the basement noise scene in New Brunswick, NJ that doesn't really seem to exist at all anymore, at least since Door moved to Baltimore and Machine realized he was way too broke to keep doing shows. Anyway, 2673 (aka Kevin Winter, co-founder of cassette label Bone Tooth Horn) give us what appears to be his first release in a few years, a 3" CDR on an Italian label, consisting of a single 20 minute track.
The piece starts out with a low, near silent hum which very gradually increases in volume. After 6 or so minutes it increases a bit in pitch as well, adding a thick layer of static. The static suddenly stops around the ten minute mark, but the humming keeps going upward, and some different hissing and static sounds creep into the mix. It ends up sounding a lot like an airplane engine, which makes it all the more disturbing when the piece comes to a screeching halt at the end of its 20 minutes.
This disc takes a while to get going, but it's pretty stunning if you commit to it as a full listening experience. You might even feel like you're flying, but don't get too far off the ground... 7/10 -- Paul Simpson (17 June, 2009)