Electronic Shock Treatment Review: Sone Songs

Thomas Dimuzio's Sone Songs (RZC-005) collects six live pieces from 1990, totalling nearly an hour of music. It's performed using digital samplers and processors, and tends towards the more ambient side of Realization's noise spectrum. It layers billowing clouds of quietly screeching noise against subdued fragments of voice and subtle rhythmic patterns to good effect. There's a great deal of variety, and even if tracks like Black Stime Vice are sometimes too conventionally "industrial" in their sound, it's generally original and pleasing. There are a few particularly bright and resonant moments, which create a nice contrast with the longer drone stretches. Noise that has been both domesticised and goaded into savagery. —Brian Duguid