I wasn't able to find much info about 0, but it seems that it's a one-man project of one Jacob Price, and he's made three very limited CDR-albums and a split with Taklamakan since 2009. The word "adelphophagy" stands for pre-birth cannibalism, meaning a fetus devouring another one while still in the womb. You can guess the album won't be a cheerful one.

Adelphophagy is a long and simplistic track of slowly evolving synth noise and drone. It starts off with a variety of layered and stretched synth notes echoing onwards with little variation (reminding me of KRV), giving the track an okay but somewhat cheap-sounding and plastic start. By eight minutes the song has grown some thin noisiness and static rustle to make it more interestic, and the echoing synth-notes have been pushed to echo in the background to give some pleasing contrast to the more organic white noise and droning. By 20 minutes the track's been overtaken by a steady, waving and surprisingly calm and strong electronic sound echoing onwards, with the somewhat soft screeches and white noise providing the variation and contrast. The track progresses in the similar way throughout it's lenght, slowly switching the balances between the soft noisiness and the synth-based droning until around 35 minutes when it starts to tone down until its fade-out end.

When thinking of the theme, I think the tracks's soft-ish soundscape fits the setting's environment, meaning the womb, and its slow progress fits the slow process of devouring. Overall the track is surprisingly analytical when thinking of its theme, but as said, it fits. I just wish the visual side would've had something to give as well, as the covers don't offer much and are more than easy to forget.

Musically, however, the track is not a too exciting one to listen to due to its calm way of progress. Same goes for the soundscape, as its softness makes it unappealing to the senses, and makes the slowly mutable sound layers too easy to grasp and devour despite the unpredictable layers of white noise. Also, the drones wave onwards in a mathematically predictable way due to their source (they're flanged, it seems), and as one can guess it doesn't help in bringing any deepness to the track.

I like how the track mixes together some borderline-plastic electronic synths and harshness, but even this mix seems to be too much in the halfway of these two in order for it to really get interesting; the plastic sounds aren't really plastic, and the noise isn't really all that organic. With a stronger soundscape, sound sources that create more variation for the drones, and with some bolder ideas and stronger contrast this album could've been really good. Now, it's a let-down due to its ideas not fully coming to life.

6+ / 10