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on 8 December 2012
Raime's debut album `Quarter Turns Over a Living Line' is a foreboding beast, seven songs full of unsettling melancholic visions. The opening `Passed Over Trail' introduces you to a gothic world of gnarled textures, brutal rhythms and sinister ambience. Each track takes its time, nothing is hurried in a world where all things find their own sense of place, eventually.

`The Last Foundry' is a reworking of an old Raime track called `This Foundry', and its a good example of the subtle developments Raime have made in their music by using more live instrumentation. The sound is stripped to the bone, industrial sounds are set on the outer reaches, slow bursts of doomed noise and bass anger the mood which is already fraught and disturbed. `The Last Foundry' and `The Walker In Blast And Bottle' are the only tracks where the tempo increases from a primal crawl.

`Quarter Turns Over A Living Line' is defined by the exhilarating malevolence of the penultimate track `Your Cast Will Tire', where sluggish scraping industrial textures and scolding bowed guitar strings collide, forging the darkest possible matter. `The Dimming Of Road And Rights' is a fitting end to an absorbing but uncomfortable album.

Theres been such a wealth of great albums in the last few years by many bands which encompass the same funereal combinations of metal, industrial, techno, ambient and drone. 'Quarter Turns Over a Living Line' just misses the mark, it doesn't enhance this particular musical line any further.

Rating: 7/10
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