It has been six years since Sonar
's last album, a time spent working on different projects and world wide touring for Dirk Ivens
and Eric van Wonterghem
. Since 1996 they have thoroughly explored the dark corners of rhythmic industrial whilst bringing their own unique ingredients to the mix - with 'Cut Us Up' the belgian project secure its position among the sovereigns of this genre.
The classic propulsive beats are still the driving force on most tracks, while Sonar
fill the space in and around the drum hits with scraping noise chords, disturbing sampled voices and throbbing sub-basses. combative, violent bursts of industrial uproar and rhythmic scalpels refined with intelligent sequencing result in massive blocks of monolithic sound, each one with noise as a basic ingredient, each one performed in a different way.
This album marks a raw, overpowering tour de force - an overwhelming, visceral, and relentless rhythmic onslaught created in the dark wastes of the concrete jungle.