Autonom – Song From Room 1
Songs From Room 1 is a dark and heavy matter, beware.
It is Breakcore but it stands by itself, without any obvious arrangements, with unexpected atmospheres and departures.
And no mercy at all.
Autonom wrote and produced this four songs in a solitary and unique moment, a real private spot.
Even if not an entire album its specific weight is much higher than what you could guess. To give an image we’d better say he built this four songs, a mini-but-heavy concept that stands fiercely as a tower, a squared building with strong walls, windows like thin wounds, hiding inside cellars, corridors, large halls, chapels.
Acoustic classical strings as well as medieval horns are present all over the four compositions, arranged in perfect equilibrium with all other instruments, developing the whole frame along with a masterly and real powerful drumming, drilling synths and killer bass-lines.
And no self-complaining, no sadistic imagery neither a mad giving up to fire everything. There are so many surprises in this monolith!
The opening fanfare of “Room 6” tells you immediately what kind of labyrinth you’re entering in. Track 2 “Cisplatin” is a furious battle but is timed around a dripping drop, such a slow and inescapable rhythm. Following piece “Losing Identity” joins breakcore power with liquid percussions, distant choirs and the cut of a scissor, somehow – it’s undefinable how… – achieving the remote chance to handle quiet overtures into the hellish feeling that we’re close to the end of all things.
Once again with the last track – whose title probably provides the most appropriate words for this work, “Faith And Suspicion” – opens with a gloomy melodica and in few steps evolves in the best epic, desperate, dramatic – yet hopeful closing tracks you could expect.
So… not a simple joint for the two following remixes! How to enter the tower?
Najmal “revisites” the opening track and makes it brilliantly by cutting and slowing down strings and beats, smart solutions from Kaometry’s breakcore strategist, there’s also room enough for a minimal piano!
The end is Stazma’s interpretation of “Losing Identity”, the final hectic act, opening with morbid percussion and then straight without breath, till the end.
In the end, like a bandit, he quietly lay down the horns, the ones that opens the whole release, distant and hieratic.
It’s the end.