‘Torn Heat EP’ is an apt name. Hanetration takes an emotional approach with these four short pieces. At times they positively ache with longing. Much of this appears to be broken fragments of a religious service. It is brooding. Organ sounds wheeze through. They always wheeze. Nothing is easy for these pieces. Rather they appear to be weighed down by an unknown force. With this difficultly they obtain a sense of true tragedy.
‘Jurassic’ begins with an elegant warble of an organ melody. A simple beat keeps it going as the organ is crushed through a variety of distortion pedals. No matter how distorted it gets the sense of sadness is still there. It is an incredibly depressed piece. The melody shines through and is noble in its efforts to be fully recognized. The best piece, the winner of the entire album is the pure calm of ‘Sixth’. Hanetration takes its time on ‘Sixth’. With microscopic details added it manages to be absolutely beautiful in its clear emotional devastation. Notes linger on for slightly longer than what would be necessary. Extra time helps with the emotional impact of the song. A few times as it begins to get excited it comes down to a quiet reality. Classical in quality, it is the sound of an organ player playing softly after the congregation has left.
From their previous album to this one, Hanetration has completely changed their approach. Here they combine their experimental inclinations with a strong emotional component. This results in a tragic beauty of an album.