Review: 5ive’s Continuum Research Project

5ive’s Continuum Research Project
“The Hemophiliac Dream”
(Tortuga Recordings)

This CD EP is two tracks, an opus in parts. Part I is 24:02 and Part II 13:40. The drifting, atmospheric sounds are dark and gray moving from ambient noise recalling Caul or Drift and then to restrained noise-rock suggesting some instrumental Sonic Youth. The use of bright percussion like starry points in the dark collage and layers of sounds changing relatively briskly makes for a high degree of melodic content in this greatly de-constructed music. That is, there is much to cling to in though the river waters be dark and deep and the banks unseen as one progresses down this descending, Stygian journey of sonic malevolence.