Scorching and searing drones, heated and flaming rhythms and a burning ritualistic sonic force to be reckon with. This is Daniel Menche’s “Wings on Fire” and this noise inferno soars with volume and intensity that makes it the unheard soundtrack for the flight of Icarus- that is if his wings did not melt and he did actually fly to the sun. This is Daniel Menche at his most ferocious sonic exploration. Call it extreme ambient or gorgeous noise, Wings on Fire is a must have release to incinerate the speakers and melt the listener to a beautiful submission of sonic power.
If there is one artist I would like to see perform live, it would be Daniel Menche. He has an original and radical approach toward music which I find very adventurous and interesting. Daniel Menche would never do the same thing twice, every performance or recording is different. He is always looking for new experiences and ways to express himself in an artistic way. He is very demanding towards himself and confronting to his audience. Daniel Menche is also known for his participation with English Cultural terrorist Con- Dom. Also a project with an extreme approach towards music and the sickness of this modern world.
Wings on Fire, one of Daniel Menche’s most recent outputs is also very extreme but also beautiful and heavenly at the same time. This album is certainly not easy to listen to but once in the music you got sucked inside this hallucinatory sound world with minimal changes in structure. There are two tracks on Wings on Fire, each takes about half an hour of monotonous and harsh drones. In this ritualistic piece Daniel Menche will peel of the callosity of your soul and make you weak again. This is exactly what I mean with his Radical approach; he is able to get deep inside your skin with his intense and deep ritualistic noise. Seemingly senseless but at the end it really make a change. Daniel always knows to touch you deep inside, sometimes with soft and elegant music and sometimes like here with some extreme stuff. He is always aware of the effects of frequencies and use his knowledge to make music with draught. These two tracks are ritualistic in origin with a rhythmic drone like a fast pounding on tin, although it seems there is nothing happening, there is a constant change in rhythm and sound. Sound, rhythm and your inner self is going to mingle in this vertigo. hypnotizing swirl. Fascinating. You only can Know when you experience yourself. -Remco