Audion Review: Louden

Thomas is not so much a unique dabbler in sound construction, though he is one of the most interesting working in this field at the moment, in the wake of Jim O'Rouke, Zoviet France, Hafler Trio, et al. LOUDEN is actually an anthology of older recordings from 1987 and 1989 (including four tracks from an old Generations Unlimited release) and it largely involves great sliding (forwards, backwards, sideways?) masses of sound, loops, wedges of instrumental textures, screeching metal, machines and all sorts of indescribable unfathomable sonic sources. Dark and forboding, with a great "presense" LOUDEN makes for fascinating listening. —Alan Freeman