I was trying to mostly describe how the sounds work with this one. I had to stop the song a few times to make sure I was capturing things but I don’t think I quite pulled it off. This feels much like a really rough sketch. I think that if I were to talk about the expressiveness of the song I’d be here for a while and that likely wouldn’t involve much writing.
DEFCE’s “Helial Harvester” is from Surface Tension.
I hope you enjoy.
Buzzing noise starts quiet, quickly becomes louder. Suddenly unravels into some sort of smooth looping hum soon underneath other sounds. A dropping thump appears, sounding out some sort of intensity, then layering.
The thump mutes a little and by now the buzz has returned, a little more prominent, though seemingly ebbing and flowing in its clarity.
A sudden percussive strike comes in followed by a bit more noise. Suddenly a greater deal of aggression and the percussion keeps striking out a pattern, almost like a galloping. Few sounds try to stay on but they almost seem to fly on past until the percussion stops.
A wave of noise approaches and washes by, then glitches appear. All seems “calm”, or at least at rest but then the percussion returns with the violence and intensity that it held previously. It does not last long and all the sounds that were there pull away when the percussion stops, leaving one last noise to float on in and away.