ALBUM SOLEILMOON RELEASE: MARCH 29, 2000 REVIEW: JUNE 13, 2000
Nocturnal Emissions have never really received the same acknowledgement as
other early industrial era profiles like Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire
or SPK. Despite this, Nigel Ayers, the man behind Nocturnal Emissions, has
continued his work deep down in the underground to this day.
album, "Futurist Antiquarianism", sees him moving in a sort of sub jungle
landscape, but with a tone that's strongly coloured by his industrial
background. Ayers should have all credit for refusing to cling onto his past
like many of his less notable contemporaries, but a problem I have with this
album is that in the light of other electronic manipulators like
Aphex Twin and u-Ziq, it doesn't exactly feel as inventive as Ayers may
But on quite a few tracks, most notably "Earthlights" and "On Come on", you
easily overlook these complaints, as the unsettling atmospheres and nervous,
rattling beats are highly capturing.