There is minimalist, and then there is I don’t think anything’s happening. Unfortunately, Beyond the Threshold, from M. Todd and L Kerr, falls into that latter category. This half-hour-long disc offers up eight tracks of dark atmospheres that don’t do much more than squat in the background making fairly unpleasant sounds. The duo nail the dark part reasonably well, with some genre-requisite moans and industrial clamor pushed into the background, but the work here is so static that it doesn’t raise any reaction stronger than a shrug. Fans of this sort of thing–stripped down, bleak and a little creepy–should take as listen. As for me, I’ll take a pass.
Available from No Visible Scars.