Sometimes the name that a band chooses for itself can be a significant clue to the kind of music they make. The name Fractal Generator sounds kind of cybernetic and machine-like, although fractal repeating patterns across multiple scales of size are evident in nature as well as mathematics. But then consider further that the members of this band from Sudbury in Ontario, Canada, identify themselves by number: 040118180514 (bass, vocals), 040114090512 (drums), and 102119200914 (guitar, vocals). And then consider that the name of their debut album is Apotheosynthesis.
The album was originally self-released by the band in 2015, but it has now been embraced by Everlasting Spew Records, which is releasing it on CD and digitally today (May 19th). To help spread the word, we’re bringing you a full stream of the album in video form.
As we wrote back in 2015 when first encountering Fractal Generator, their music displays a lot of technically barn-burning fretwork and hyper-blasting drum technique, perhaps not completely machine-like but most definitely head-spinning — the kind of dizzying experience that simulates giving your brain a ride in a high-speed centrifuge.
And the music also includes some cold, eerie melodic elements that, when coupled with the instrumental exuberance, conjure images of alien technicians either constructing or dismantling some massive device or edifice beyond our understanding.
Apotheosynthesis is rightly recommended by Everlasting Spew for fans of Zyklon, Wormed, early Decapitated, and Soreption. Order links are below:
CD and shirt:
Fractal Generator on Facebook:
Everlasting Spew on Facebook:
1. Cycle 00:01
2. Face Of The Apocalypse 04:01
3. Abandon Earth 08:12
4. Into The Unknown 13:44
5. Paragon 18:23
6. Human 22:42
7. The Singularity 27:27
8. Synthetic Symbiosis 31:39
9. Reflections 35:39