In 2010 we received a CD in a small slipcase. About 15 to 20 were issued. A few were given to friends, while others were shipped off to small shops in Europe. Upon first listen, the sound was bold and demanding. Initially recorded in mono, it was easy to see the artist was keen in his wild and corrupt use of contact mics, table top synths and odd brand mechanics. Dense, textural rhythms burst via a series of homemade electronics, vintage delay units, oscillating analog filters and highly sought after Russian stomp boxes. In this, balance, dissonance and controlled chaos were culled together by a multitude of cerebral and cathartic tides.
In place of traditional percussion, driving bass ridden distortion follows hissing leads and clipping resonance. Quick cut delay signals deliver thick drones while germanium fuzz rallies to ring about abstract feedback.
Brandon Ralph's 'Resistance' is a provocative exercise in contrast, balance, and the lack of. 2015 sees the the definitive release of the album - fully realized, with a bold stereo mix thus giving the LP more body, volume, warmth and a more developed sense of space.
Originally Released 2010 album under the name EMIC/ETIC.