Discipline’s first release on Lebanese label ‘Those Kids Must Choke’ is mystifying. Almost no track titles or details, the disk cloaked in blurred artwork, with wide stretches of grey on the insert; and the music contained therein is just as shadowed.
Using cracked electronics and primitive effects pedals, the album kicks off with a 30-minute piece that reflects Joseph Ghosn’s (aka Discipline) technique of stacking multiple loops and field recordings. This is followed by a series of dense and intriguing constructions. Drones blossom one after the other to form calm panoramic soundscapes, only to be intercepted by a few incidental transmissions from another time and space.
Discipline manage to capture queasy, warped loops, subject them to the stresses of sonic overload, and layer them out in intriguing structures that are as urgent as the chants of a wayward autodidact.