Inside a cage of sound, writhes a human soul. Cold waves of electronics are juxtaposed against voices that seep through cracks in the walls of machinery and wires. Lyrics dart out in bullets from soundscapes peppered in sharp vocals and sound bites. A viola plays in the distance, giving life to this inorganic mass...
Such is the imagery that spawns Attrition
, who, with its marriage of the classic and modern, has brought to music the equivalent of a surrealist painting. From its earlier sparse and stark soundscapes, to a more expansive palette of orchestral work, Attrition has successfully melded several genres into one. The music flows -- from gothic to industrial to experimental to classical -- so smoothly, they might as well be making their own category.
With more than twelve albums of constant variety, and an ever-expanding sound, they remain one of music's darker and fascinating lights.