Album: "The Collapsing Void" (1998)
Malignant Records
Style: Ambient/experimental/techno
Songs: 8


Reviewed by: Darklight

Think of a tribal ambient experimental form of techno music lacking vocals and you kind of get an idea of what the sound IHD is creating on this album. This is electronic music created with sequencing, sampling, keyboards and drum programming. It's also very experimental and all over the place with various sound effects going haywire at all times. There is very little structure to the sound and you couldn't dance to this if you wanted to. There are ambient moments as well making for sound art that I myself just don't see the appeal in at all. I guess stuff like this just isn't my idea of music. Not the kind of music that you can listen to in your car or on your stereo. I could maybe picture it in a video game, animated movie, art film, etc. But to listen to this kind of stuff like you would actual structured music with rhythms and beats just doesn't make any sense to me. This musical art does create atmosphere and sounds as if it should be placed into some sort of visual show. This isn't bad if you like weird experimental ambient electronic sounds all thrown together, but if you're looking for electronic music to dance to this is not it.