Posted by AntaresMHD on Saturday, November 06, 2010
My favorite NWW release of all times, Spiral Insana is also one of their most well-known releases, along with Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella and Homotopy To Marie, both trademarks of this particular sound. Spiral Insana, like its name implies, is a trip inside the human psyche, cycling and exploring motifs within the same album and other recordings from the past (some are featured later in A Sucked Orange). It's best described as "the soundtrack of a Lynch movie", it goes from pure dark ambient sections to ragtime to pure industrial sounds, all in a whim, in fact the very beginning sounds like some of the dark ambient sections Lynch would perform for his project Rabbits, hopefully some of you may hear it. It also features one of the most frightening transitions between track and track, creating a feeling of tension every time it switches. It's one of the reasons why I ended up enjoying brass sounds so much, the powerful, epic sound it evokes can be uplifting and utterly depressing at the same time.
Download it here: [V0]