This track is part of a project by Tom Hull (composer) and Yan Li (writer) called ‘Suicide Factory’. The subject matter is dark and the music expresses this, combining the violin and cello with the sounds that we associate with industrialisation amongst other elements, such as Taiko (a form of traditional Japanese drumming and a special interest of Tom’s). Improvising for this recording session was exhausting! Joe (cello) and myself put really dug into our instruments in order to draw the agony out of them.
Per Tom’s recommendation, this is best listened to with good sound system and loud for the full effect.