Tungsten74 - "Binaurally Yours"
(Technical Echo Records 2006, TER 011)
From Aural Innovations #34 (August 2006)
Tungsten 74 plays all instrumental experimental rock music. They probably get thrown into the post rock category sometimes but I am not sure they fit there. Anyway, this is the bands fourth CD release since 1999. Rusty Cavalier opens the CD and is quite a noisy track (think Mono meets Bardo Pond). Waltz is next and mixes cool sound effects with a nice groove and melodic guitar soloing. Very cool song. Come Sweet Death totally catches you by surprise as it is a short acoustic number with some strange sounds in the background, but quite melodic. Fire Alarm begins with some alarm like sounds created with guitars, before the drums and the hard riff kicks it up into high gear! This is the most spaced out number on the CD. Awesome. Absolutely slows things down again and lets the sound drift for the next 10 minutes. It is quite melodic but spacey as it builds and builds up. Great guitar playing on this track. Rusty Cavalier (1b) ends the CD and is again quite floating and dreamy and reminds me of Mono. Very cool CD. Check these guys out!
For more information you can visit the Tunsten74 web site at: http://www.tungsten74.com.
Visit the Technical Echo Records web site at: http://www.technicalecho.com.
Reviewed by Scott Heller