On “Thaw” from the New Jersey based noise / ambient artist Cementation Anxiety we hear the general accruement of harsh drones, metallic scrapings and tortured vocals until they build into a deeply unsettling climax. The trick confluence of sounds both incidental and carefully executed that happens when listening to a maxed out channel at extremely high volume. There is some really nice post-rock tremolo picked guitar buried deep, deep in the mix while a long reverb tail slowly eats the rest of the track like a tail-eating ouroboros. Long decay to big waves of pretty.

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