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"In a discography filled with splits, cassettes, CD-R’s, and the like, Disturbed Visceral Nociception (Crionic Mind, 2002) is NPF’s one full-length. For a genre that’s often predictable, it’s surprisingly subtle and varied. Low, menacing rumbles form the foundation, but they morph into harsh noise and glassy textures. Sampling is also part of the toolkit, with found vocals, orchestral strings (I think?), and even a Celtic-sounding melody undergoing electronic abuse. I like the bold use of looping, which helps ground tracks with a basic sense of rhythm. See, for example, the muted industrial pounding of “Desiderate Acquisition” and the swampy grumbles of “Surreal Identification and Delusions.” The latter’s beautiful whooshes suggest UFO’s gently landing. While the production is detailed, with lots of left-right movement, it also makes me incredibly uneasy."
- Invisible Oranges