MANDIBLE CHATTER -- Hair Hair Lock & Lore. The second CD from this San Francisco Bay area group is another excellent industrial ambient CD, which reminds me a bit of Zoviet France. Lots of loops, drones and found sounds arranged into some really moody, ominous pieces. The one exception is 7, an upbeat acoustic guitar instrumental (!). Note: this is a very DJ friendly disk, every cut has a definite beginning and end (but watch out for the ten second gap near end of 8). Taking the tracks in order: (1) Endless hard rain. Distant screams. A loop of horns (?) fades in. (2) Rapid throbbing, that breaks up near end. And the break-up loops. (3) Flute-like sounds. Gothic chants. Sustained moodiness. (4) Abrupt banging echoy noises. Wind through a harp (?). Occasional drops of water. (5) Kicks off with heavy drone that abruptly alternates with a more symphonic sound. Then: whispery incoherent voices. (6) Watery loop. Ominous drone. Ethereal voices. (7) Proof that the noise artists can paint a traditional guitar melody. (8) The masterpiece. A long evolution of loops and drones with occasional piercing notes. The first part has a beat of sorts... which fades into an indescribable series of sounds, leading up to a burst of abrupt noise (the death of sweetness?), and culminating in a solo human vocal loop: "Goodnight, Sweet Dreams". At 1:16 from the end, there's a ten second gap, then another loopy minute.