Album review

Manorexia - The Radiolarian Ooze

Manorexia releases eschew the meticulous approach of Thirlwell's Foetus and Steroid Maximus aliases, allowing a freer-flowing approach to composition. Water imagery is very much in evidence here—the previous Manorexia album, Volvox Turbo, was named after pond-dwelling organisms, while The Radiolarian Ooze refers to slime secreted by plankton on the ocean's floors (a similar sub-aquatic leitmotif dominated Thirlwell's recent live laptop performances as Baby Zizane). Cinematic in scope, the album explores a sinister psychological inner space before blossoming into a suite of uplifting compositions that express awe at the vastness of nature.

Rating: 4 / 10


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