Soundscapes are rarely this funky - "urban rhythms" is more like it. Michel Banabila, sound artist, returns with his second Voiznoiz venture, and while it the first was issued only months ago, his musical maturity is clearly evident. Mixing live instrumentation with vocal cut-ups and sampled sound, kind of like The Grassy Knoll as remixed by Prefuse 73, Banabila and crew manage to keep tweaking your ears for the duration of the disc. "One For The Road" backs its lazy jazz shuffle up with radio static, patient scratches, and loads of found sounds; "Heavy Gravity", meanwhile, could be a dubby, electrified remix of Geggy Tah's "Whoever You Are". While "Voiznoiz 2" isn't a very challenging listen, if you find this in the bargain bins (which, sadly, is where it will most likely wind up), pick it up and enjoy Banabila's energized urban experience.

Jason Olariu. 

Music composer & sound artist. Michel Banabila releases music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, video art, theatre plays & choreographies. His music varies from minimal loop-based electronica, 4th world and neoclassical pieces, to drones, experimental ambient, and punk-as-fuck tape music. In addition to acoustic instrumentation, Banabila uses electronics, field recordings, and snippets from radio, tv and internet.

Bureau B, Eilean Rec, Séance Centre, Pork Recordings, Tone Casualties, Challenge Records, Steamin' Soundworks, Knekelhuis, Tapu Records.