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GENERAL SOUND DISCUSSION => GENERAL SOUND DISCUSSION => Topic started by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 19, 2014, 04:23:57 PM



Title: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 19, 2014, 04:23:57 PM
7", appears to be heavily underrated. Although stuff gets released, it never gets such reaction that albums get. People most often complain they don't bother to listen such a short releases. Bored to flip sides every 3-8 minutes etc.
I personally consider 7" one of the absolute best ways for active listening. To pick up specific item, put it on turntable in moment you want to hear that specific item. I actively listen this short dose of sound, what in best releases is not just random cut of noise blast, but focused compact song. Possibility for quick re-play instantly.

I realize all people don't like flipping stuff, and they want also longer album length pieces, but nevertheless, there seems to be too big lack of appreciation for 7"s. Literally thousands of great 7"s appears to disappear into total void of lack of interest. Cult bands absolute best items remain "collectibles", but otherwise...

So I was thinking, if there is hundreds of 7"s that never get noticed anywhere, not even in form of few short comments, why not start project of active listening. Investigate through pretty much entire collection of 7"s. To start this, I picked up semi-random 20 7"s from my collection, and thought I'll go through them in one day. But no. Ended up listening each 4 7"s (of this first post) 3 or more times. Always just skipping back on beginning of side. But even more this proved myself why I should just go through my entire 7" collection.
I like to connect the dots. I like ability to compare levels of achievements of bands. Not only listen stuff that is good or great, but build larger perspective of things that have happened or are still happening. To limit view (for some time) strictly for overlooked format, may give interesting angle, and perhaps few recommendations will get new homes for hidden jewels that are these days found criminally cheap from online marketplaces...



LIZ GIZZAD "Woodstock Burning / Deep Sea" 7"
self financed
1997 UK noise rock of some sort. File together with Ramleh, Cosmonauts Hail Satan, Splintered and such. One side heavy drum beat, even heavier distorted bass riff, lots of guitar noise on top. Other side far more focused on floating free form drones, including synth and painful guitar feedback. Some cymbal crushing. Epic stuff. Both sides great and different!
AUBE "Monochordattune" 7"
Gender-less Kibbutz
1996. Using metal wires as source, Aube does what he used to do. Slow building sonic arts, where abundance of looping and effects malform the original sound source. Layer after layer - generally ending to merely 3 different active sounds being adjusted at once. You can recognize metal wire sound very well, especially on a-side. Both sides start slow, build more tension, but despite distortion used in some elements, it never becomes NOISE.

AFRICAN NOISE CORPORATION "Nelson In Sun City" 7"

Robben Island Records
supposedly african label distribute by MDP but it was his own sublabel. Don't know who ANC is, and this ltd 111 copies 7" has remained pretty much mystery what hasn't appeared to interest too many people. It sounds like someone in germany, who isn't that far from methods and style of Irikarah or such. One side quite typical heavy electronics and another side much noisier with buried vocals, fierce feedback/electronics and could be even something what Prurient later did. Not bad, but when label appeared with kind of utmost gimmick only, putting out mostly obscure side projects, it had artificial feel to it. Shortly lived 2001-2002. I'm missing Materialschlacht and Kampfgruppen Der Arbeiterklasse 7"s, but as at least one is A Challenge of Honour side project, not sure wether I need them.. Any comments anyone?

ANEMONE TUBE / TENDER LOVE split 7"
Innerspace Records
There was also split tape of these two, what was perhaps 2nd release of AT? Anyways, this also very early in his discography. 1998 recordings. Assuming 4 tracks in use, where feedback drone, waving keyboard tone, distorted noises and some clanging sounds blend together in kind of amateurish way compared to what Anemone Tube does these days, but in other hand, timeless feel. Would be hard to really say what exact decade or moment this material belongs to. Noisy, but not noise. Droning, but not easy drone. Not plagued with computer editing, not limited by ultra primitivism. Pretty nice.
Tender Love appears like the type of bands who didn't interest many, and therefore method was doing splits with people. He fits well to this split as approach is quite similar. Effected vocals, rumbling electronics & noises, but evading all the easy categories. Except that it isn't too good. Just sort of experimental bedroom noise. This was pressed 500 copies back in 1999 which now expectedly put this into category of "grab it from discogs for 2usd"...

MANON ANNE GILLIS / G.X. JUPITTER-LARSEN "Encored Dust" 7"

Noisepoly
Two version of track, from 1994, 1995, released in 2000. Very nice, yet of course simple structure what hides inside it a lot of subtle detail. Basically what you hear is nice organic noise. Broken glass, dust, dirt, junk sounds. One track is more static and mid-tone works while other has wide spectrum of sound. Gimmick on this 7" is that both tracks are on both sides. Meaning, "both tracks are featured as two distinct pieces interlaced together as double parallel grooves on both sides of the record." So you drop the needle on different groove, it plays through entire side with one song. Drop it to different groove and it plays though same side, but different track.
This certainly would work for some fans of TNB etc. More complex piece is this, I believe 1995 then....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhODKwGqPmI



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 19, 2014, 07:12:46 PM
Robben Island Records was ran by Marco from State Art*. I have the reviewed 7" & the two you're missing but I do not remember anything about them.

I like 7"'s; it's too bad they cost a small fortune to produce & sell.




*I could be wrong about that but I'm pretty sure I remember him telling me about the label unless I'm confusing him with the Membrum Debile guy. I think I corresponded
more with S.A. than M.D.P.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on September 19, 2014, 08:57:14 PM
7" and tapes my favorite format

in these days 7" run are from both from Extremocidente label
Wertham - Streetcleaner 
Intolleranza -  Come Il Vento / Werwolf ( italian cult RAC )


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: burdizzo on September 20, 2014, 09:06:10 AM
I really enjoyed the ANC and GAF 7"s on Robben Island records, and would be reasonably interested in getting their other 7" releases. The prices on discogs aren't that exorbitant, so maybe soon.... There was also a 7" by Diktat. Who are they?


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ironfistofthesun on September 20, 2014, 10:35:02 AM

Cloama     Death Certificate 7"..
Perfect for the medium...songs short enough to work on 7" but long enough to feel like a full ep. It seems like most 7's i play nowadays hardly seem worth the effort of putting on as I dont seem to  have time to sit and listen and enjoy before im flipping it over again, but this record seems almost like a 12". Just perfect. Never more than 3ft away from the deck at any one time.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on September 20, 2014, 02:25:17 PM
Diktat. Who are they?

I thought it's a German project but I'm not sure. Italian maybe? There is a 7" split with Irikarah which is excellent. Not convinced by the Diktat side but the Irikarah track is so good it's worth getting IMO.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on September 20, 2014, 03:05:59 PM
Diktat. Who are they?

Italian maybe?

yes Italian
as far as I can remember


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 21, 2014, 06:36:01 PM
Now few minutes time, so revised opening message...

MAMARRACHO / MINCH split 7"
Egg Scab Records
1996. Japanese Saitoh brother who did Mamarracho, also featured in Gerogerigegege back in those days. Short lived Japanese noise project is something that combined Gerogerigegege type of ultra distorted instrument carnage, but also kind of Melt-Banana kind of "odd" musicality. It's mix of brutal noisy sounds and "noiserock"/noisecore etc. I don't see any links to this material, but hear demo 2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Da_gLQoeg , but I think stuff like this 7" is far advanced from those recordings, but demo#2 also should satisfy a lot of people into Gerogerigege! You still hear on that youtube clip how bulldozing bass sound band had etc. Really intese stuff here.
Minch is not as good as the ultra classic debut one sider 7" from 1990, but still amusing humor noisecore.

CON-DOM "Oh Ye Of Little Faith" 7"
Tesco
First Con-Dom 7". Two nice studio tracks, one being pretty much cover song of Madonna - which maybe very few people have realized? At least I don't remember it ever being talked. This studio work recorded after first album and carries similar great feel of carefully crafter, atmospheric experimental power electronics feel. Not to be compared to very early days brutal noisy intensity, but instead complex structure and carefully adjusted conceptual noise works. Listened this like 5 times, and still it blows my mind how great Con-Dom tracks are, and that you can grab copies for around 10 euro still now, and nobody bothered to upload it on youtube... Well. Good reason to pick up original, with nice cover with plenty of text too. Tesco 007 !!

MAUTHAUSEN ORCHESTRA "Lost in Boyz Town" 7"
Bloodlust
Among the last MO recordings I really like. 1999, 45rpm short blast. Limited 100 copies felt like exaggeration for series of such a great 7"s label did back then. Raising Vapours  CD did very little for me. That 1997 comeback album felt like crappy shit compared to era that ended back in mid 80's. While CD felt clean and lacking ideas, this has still somewhat rotten quality in good way, where dense layers of electronic have the old MO feel. Suffocation, rot, rumble. Droning feedback is pleasant listening on b-side too.
Nothing revolutionary is here, but sort of wanky electronic noise works in analogue format, c. 4 mins each side.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYvYSkhWVMM
(one can compare to Raising Vapours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45pHfjSMrlg and I think his later 7"s also followed this kind of keyboard tone dominated stuff)


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Baglady on September 21, 2014, 06:59:12 PM
TESTICLE HAZARD - Het Potatis 7" (A Dear Girl Called Wendy)
Easily the best TH in my opinion, along with Python In The Bowl. This is way more intense than their longer works, which makes the format perfect. Had the playing time been longer, while still being good ofcourse, I believe I'd lose interest. Just a short but vital dose of very skillfully performed harsh noise. Goosebumps.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 21, 2014, 09:09:44 PM
Putrefier "Pray for Fire" 7" is pretty much perfect. Lots of great sounds & still available for a low price. It's on one of the I.R. cd's, I think? I need to get those eventually.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Baglady on September 21, 2014, 09:50:34 PM
Putrefier "Pray for Fire" 7" is pretty much perfect. Lots of great sounds & still available for a low price. It's on one of the I.R. cd's, I think? I need to get those eventually.
Definitely! And yes, its on the Unreleased and Compilation Archive CD. Really good release.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on September 21, 2014, 10:07:13 PM
what about Whitehouse 7" ?


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: bitewerksMTB on September 21, 2014, 10:29:46 PM
what about Whitehouse 7" ?


Both of the Susan Lawly 7"'s were excellent. I remember ordering "Thank your lucky stars" & had to wait for a loooong time before receiving it but I never saw "Still Going Strong" for sale anywhere.  I love the scrap metal sounds on "S.G.S."


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on September 22, 2014, 01:50:53 AM
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Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: tiny_tove on September 22, 2014, 08:06:51 AM
Unfortunately I have no time for proper revies.

7" has always been my favourite format sinc ethe punk/hc days.

To quote one of my all time fave 7" is definitely the whole batch of AWB records.
Intrinsict action's eps were perfect in sound and form.
Final solution's "Do as your told" 7" , total classic with two of the best PE anthems ever.
Terre blanche's 7" (I so long for a complete collection of their whole discohraphy)

More soon


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 22, 2014, 11:21:41 AM
LEFTHANDEDDECISION / FEVERDREAMS split 7"
Troniks
LHD sounds like some pop tune played via extensive distortion with buried screamy voice. Don't know what it is, but it's almost like Emil Beaulieau "memories" CD kind of stuff. Heavy and simple distortion. Nothing special, though.
Feverdreams is better, with track called Wires/metal/air and it pretty much sums what is here. Lots of reversed sounds, humming machinery, random speed tapes maybe? Metal objects looped. Occasionally get noisy and distorted, but most of all just great experimental soundscapes! Most definitely requires multiple rotations instantly!

MERZBOW "Electroploitation" 7"
HAX
1994. Damn how good  Merzbow classic era remains still today!! Utmost no-mercy harsh noise combined with rich textures of sound, fast panning, fast cuts, intense dynamic changes, abrupt cuts, manual volume balance changes between layers. Loops, intense wah-wah wankery. Simply golden stuff where strength lies not only in master craftsmanship of handling the mix and tools, but diversity of sound elements! Check out less noisy B-side here. Should work out also for fans of 80's Merzbow where industrial-sound-loops create key elements for sound. But he won't forget the total harsh blasting either. Wait for middle of track and it'll hit straight in your face. I have yet to hear "Hard Panning" compilation, but if it boasts for bringing new level for cut up noise, I think it's something one may have real challenge with. Compared to already stuff from 1994 like this...:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yssnwBmBQJU

MERZBOW "Music for Dead Man 2" 7"
Robot
Less things going on, more harsh, but excellenth nevertheless. This is also 1994 release, and I remember I used to be slightly disappointed that songs are so short, like it would be just short cuts of longer pieces - which is probably is, but still damn good 7" I'd pick up anytime if I wouldn't already have it.

SMELL & QUIM "Non-stop robotic stinky horse fisting" 7"
Kubitsuri tapes
Great noise 7" from UK experimental guys. No prank noise here, more just brutal and rugged harshness, but with very neat physical aspect to it. Running audio tapes of sex flicks via distortion, throwing things around. Two tracks with absurd titles. 1st song is build from shorter segments, which give nice forward moving feel instead of being just one thing about same sound pallet. Sometimes raw racket, other moments ultimate power-drone exploding into complex fast paced noise. 2nd song is more solid one piece, but texture of multi-layered tape manipulation gives it great atmosphere.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Zeno Marx on September 22, 2014, 06:03:45 PM
are those early Merzbow 7"s collected anywhere?  one of the box sets?


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: yosef666 on September 22, 2014, 09:51:36 PM
I'm surprised not to see a mention yet of the Murder Series released by Self Abuse. Maybe because it's assumed that everyone already knows the series so well that it's not worth mentioning? Excellent series with strong unified concept and presentation. Some really great work there from artists like Atrax Morgue, Taint, Deathpile, Slogun, Macronympha, Dead Body Love, Mlehst, Skin Crime, etc.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on September 22, 2014, 10:22:40 PM
must remember all 7" series from Xn Recordings

CON - DOM  Servitude - The First Sermon
THE GREY WOLVES  A Wealth of Misery
HIJOKAIDAN  Sound of the Sea
BRIGHTER DEATH NOW  s/t
HYDRA  Anal Test
SEKTION B  Sleepers Wake Up
PROIEKT HAT  /  BRIGHTER DEATH NOW  Feel - Bad
DIUTESC  What have you done?


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: cantle on September 23, 2014, 01:53:55 AM
I've got a 'Whitehouse' flexidisc- it's hilarious.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 23, 2014, 07:15:12 AM
I'm surprised not to see a mention yet of the Murder Series released by Self Abuse. Maybe because it's assumed that everyone already knows the series so well that it's not worth mentioning? Excellent series with strong unified concept and presentation. Some really great work there from artists like Atrax Morgue, Taint, Deathpile, Slogun, Macronympha, Dead Body Love, Mlehst, Skin Crime, etc.

Of course anyone could list all their favorites. What I'd hope from this topic is not about vague recollections of stuff people liked and appreciated 10 years ago, but stuff what they listen NOW, and comment with fresh feeling about it. All those 7" comments I write, are written instantly after or during 1-5 rotations. Not just another list of stuff what someone likes, but doesn't bother to take from shelves to give it proper use. Should probably listen whole Murder series sometime soon...


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 23, 2014, 11:55:54 AM
CON-DOM "Law" 7"
power & steel
God damn good, part 7 of the sermon series, from 1996. One side is basically based on old Militia piece, just extended to long length as opposed to short-ish intro it appears on "New European Order". Added is commanding voice and high pitched painful feedback. On other side more machinery like humming and repeating patterns of industrial noises. I assume some of that is credited for Menche - for "sonic support". No lyrics included here, but very nice cardboard cover.

WHITEHOUSE "Thank Your Lucky Stars / Sadist" 7"
Susan Lawly
I guess first SL release? David Tibet plays on a-side, b-side is with Tomkins & Sotos. Stuff is also sound from Thank You Lucky Stars CD special edition. Electric, dominating, sadistic power electronics, perhaps barely more words needed...

WHITEHOUSE "Still going strong / ankles & wrists" 7"
Susan Lawly
Two great tracks from 1990. Still going strong has quite clean vocal performance. Very modest echo sound, little bit tinny quality, as if shouted via guitar amp, but without further efx. Humming electronics and tasty metal junk crushing. Produced by Steve Albini, making it very "normal" band sound. Not tape overdrive or extensive effects, but kind of clean room recording where all the metal junk crushing has very nice room sound. B-side track has more "typical" feel to it. Pitch-shifter malformed brutal vocals, heavy droning bassy synth lines as opposed to high pitched torment. Both sides brilliant.  B-side here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zijZBriH2VU

WHITEHOUSE "Tit Pulp / Right To Kill" 7"
Concrete Factory
I got the stamp numbered edition of 133 copies with nice textured sleeve. Perhaps the "original" of the different versions of bootleg that came out already back in 80's? Two tracks taken from studio action VHS release, with utterly brutal and fierce sound. Fuck. I wish Whitehouse would do something like this officially, as sound is so forceful, extremem yet never losing any power due low fidelity. Great vocal performance on Tit Pulp by Best. Right To Kill starts so ripping it's weird to think how few actually have matched the sheer intensity of Whitehouse! Closest comparison I could make to this sound quality and gut ripping power are recordings of Forza Albino. I hope that band gets full length album done!
Old copies surprisingly cheap at discogs. Listen the 7" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxguz4gNtW4

WUTANES HEER 7"
Membrum Debile Propaganda
Obscure Italian project that did couple releases for MDP. According to discogs, Italian guy Luca C. Do I remember correctly, but perhaps same guy who did W-Project (featured on Terror Campaign compilation)? Anyways, this 7" is nice for what it is. Some historical sound samples, bassy rumblings, distorted whispering voicas, bounding rhythms what sound almost like harsh noise. 2nd track of a-side could be said to be something that would satisfy Deathkey fans. Bassy, highly distorted harshness and semi-guttural distorted vocals.
Other side is much better, but less good side is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9KqVMTcA68

XENOPHOBIC EJACULATION "Must Be Ready / Hang the nigger" 7"

Assembly of Hatred
If I just said few bands match to Whitehouses old brutality, actually XE could be said to be one. 2010 release offered songs what would be like blunt RAC of power electronics. Sonically almost like early Sutcliffe Jugend and Right To Kill / New Britain / Buchenwald kind of Whitehouse, with RAC bass riffs echoing behind the horrid feedback and screamy voice. B-side is rough. Two different feedback tones go on and on and on... with violent screaming on top.
 Lathe cut of 30 copies is absolutely too little for stuff like this, but this time can't complain about sound quality of lathe! It sounds great!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 23, 2014, 01:49:46 PM
BILGE PUMP "The Eternal Qu'est Que C'est For Barry" 7"
Fourth Dimension
I recall I have some old tape as well. This 7" comes from 1997 and presents band in kind of "typical" of the era. It has jazzier, goofier feel to it, but basically lump this together with Cosmonauts Hail Satan, Liz Gizzad, Splintered, Ramleh, Skullflower, etc. but as said, little more amusing, with some tracks with jazzy percussion. Mostly simple dominating beat, easy guitar/bass riff/noise etc. I see band has done more stuff after this and discogs lists it has "hardcore" band. Well. No hardcore here...

ALIO DIE "The Way Of Fire" 7"

Drone
Yet another great 7" what one can see for sale at discogs for like... 2 euros?! Ritualistic drone songs. Extremely long duration. One side almost 10 minutes!! Still very clear, very clean sound apart of few noises on end of side. Lots of wind-instruments, calm drones, combined with experimental sounds. Crushing noises and curiously cow muuing?! What ends up sounding surreal and macabre. Great!

MERZBOW "Nil Vagina For Mice" 7"
Banned
Doesn't say is it 33 or 45, but I assume 45, as songs on that speed are already pretty long (c. 6+ mins) like that. Also even with 45rpm, songs are much more lazy and slow paced than the best of Merzbow. I don't mean this is bad at all. No. It's good, but couple 7"s listened yesterday and MSBR split listened today just makes this less great when comparing. However, healthy variation on pace/intensity/sound!

MERZBOW / MSBR split 7"
MSNP/Self Abuse
Utmost cult noise blast. I was almost unanle to move to MSBR side when getting stuck on non-stop repeated listening of Merbow sound. What a speed, texture, density, aggression, masterful cascading avalanches of harsh noise!!!  But can't say it was mistake to turn to MSBR side. This is most likely among Collapseland - right there among THE absolute best of MSBR releases. Intense, heavy, highly electronic, moderately multilayered harsh noise. But clearly with idea what to do. 4 rotations later, not sure whether to spin it 5th time or move on....


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ConcreteMascara on September 23, 2014, 02:19:34 PM
XENOPHOBIC EJACULATION "Must Be Ready / Hang the nigger" 7"[/b]
Assembly of Hatred
If I just said few bands match to Whitehouses old brutality, actually XE could be said to be one. 2010 release offered songs what would be like blunt RAC of power electronics. Sonically almost like early Sutcliffe Jugend and Right To Kill / New Britain / Buchenwald kind of Whitehouse, with RAC bass riffs echoing behind the horrid feedback and screamy voice. B-side is rough. Two different feedback tones go on and on and on... with violent screaming on top.
 Lathe cut of 30 copies is absolutely too little for stuff like this, but this time can't complain about sound quality of lathe! It sounds great!

that's a good one. I'm depressed I was never able to get a copy of the Sick Seed lathe from the same label. Can anyone comment on that?

two of the best 7"s in my recent memory are:

Bizarre Uproar - Musta Rotta 7" - first of all, amazing clear and clean sound from this 7". the more restrained end of BU, especially considering the other BU stuff that was coming out at the time. the a-side especially with the feedback and the rising vocal work is Top 40 single stuff. the b-side has a lot more screeching and feedback in the classic BU style.

Mania - Grotesque Mirth 7" - I really dig this short burst of Mania material. both songs sound like they're written for the format, not just cut from larger sessions. all the trademark Mania elements are there; buried vocals, weird synths, junk metal - but again like the BU 7", there's a lot of restraint shown. a lot of atmosphere and tension are conjured in the ten or so minutes.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: tiny_tove on September 23, 2014, 02:26:18 PM

WUTANES HEER 7"
Membrum Debile Propaganda
Obscure Italian project that did couple releases for MDP. According to discogs, Italian guy Luca C. Do I remember correctly, but perhaps same guy who did W-Project (featured on Terror Campaign compilation)? Anyways, this 7" is nice for what it is. Some historical sound samples, bassy rumblings, distorted whispering voicas, bounding rhythms what sound almost like harsh noise. 2nd track of a-side could be said to be something that would satisfy Deathkey fans. Bassy, highly distorted harshness and semi-guttural distorted vocals.
Other side is much better, but less good side is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9KqVMTcA68


This is Luca from Como. Good friend of mine, he was not W-Project (another Luca, Valfrè), but had another computer/martial project named Idavoldr (cannot write it properly).
He was working mostly with a computer and two pedals (I think a distortion and a flanger if I am not wrong)  that he lent me for recording the wertham: satin touch.
There is also a CD of him, less aggressive yet still very good in my opinion. I haven't seen him around in ages (different time schedules), but I hope he will sooner or later do something new!

http://www.discogs.com/artist/116407-Wutanes-Heer


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 23, 2014, 03:13:26 PM
GIFT "Shoah" 7"
Steinklang
Surprisingly low profile release from singer of Operation Cleansweep, doing pretty explicit heavy electronics, which is pretty much identical what you expect from his main band. Shoah 1 and 2, Final Station and Judeorat are track titles what should make few boneheaded PE fanatics drool.  Was ltd 150 copies already back in 2003, but after decade, you can still grab one from discogs for.. 15 euros? I recall these were pretty pricey already back then.
Oppressive loops, noisy synth lines, spoken word samples. 4 tracks in total. Certainly much better than for example Singular Cleansweep Operations, but perhaps not as classic as OC 1st album...

AARON DILLOWAY "White hair / amputation" 7"
Bloodlust!
2006 single from Dilloway is kind of weird to listen after GIFT. It is afterall, so dark and forceful material. I would be surprised if someone who listened that and this one after another - obviously without knowning what he listens, would reject this as some sort of "american hipster noise". No way. Well done, brutal, heavy looped, rough stuff recorded live straight to stereo tape. No goofy sounds. As much as it is "warm" and analogue, its simply rugged and brutal. In many ways simple live jam format, but good is good.

ARDITI "Destiny of Iron" 7"
Equilibrium
Two tracks from 2004-2005. Colossal martial rhythms, symphonic tones and historical spoken word. What else to say? If you know Arditi, you know what to expect. Good, but perhaps album format works better for this band.

ALLERSEELEN / BLOOD AXIS split 7"
State Art
2nd of the splits. Obscure epic dance music from Allerseelen. If typical drum machine beats would be replaced with something else, I'm pretty sure I'd like it much much more.
Blood Axis has his charming clumsy side presented here. The March Of Brian Boru song what is also known from releases like BLOT, Violin, utterly brutal kind of out-of-tune sounding distorted bass and bounding drum and some electronic drones. While so many things fight in my head to advice this couldn't be liked, there is something so amazing here I can only worship.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: collapsedhole on September 23, 2014, 06:45:50 PM
love 7"s. wish they were cheaper to make, and miss the long gone days of being able to pick up three 7"s for $10 instead of one.

sometimes i go on 7" binges and today this thread made break out some less listened to ones, played in this order...

hanged mans orgasm - frenzy - self abuse records / murder series, 1997
side a: feild recordings of sparse industrial atmosphere, then buzzing of flies and more layers of light surface noise build into thin but loud noise wall.
side b: slowly oscillating minimal synth tones, buzzing and layered with noise what sounds like rustling through woods.

small cruel party - seminal brainpan - dom america, 1995
side a: layered active high pitch feedback that almost sounds like someone going nuts on that annoying wind instrument kids play known as a "recorder" with a lower drone not far in the background. i like small cruel party but i do not like this.
side b is what makes this 7" worth owning. with source sound provided by runzelstirn and gurgelstock aka rudolf eber... crumply shuffling sound bounces around an ongoing stuttering off-beat loop while random taps, pops, scrapes, slaps, cracks, pulls, and buzzes appear and disappear until everything gradually comes to a total stop. good stuff.

daniel menche - rusty ghosts - 2x7", deubel, 1999
much like shorter takes on 'octobers larynx' style menche, i happen to really like that album so this 2x7" is great for me. would be even better if instead was expanded into 2x-lp companion album, but i guess that would really be a case of "too much of a good thing". all sides are cold, metallic, omminous droning industrial.

aaron dilloway - chain-balled - turgid animal, 2009
side a: mangled tapes ripped apart while a distressed tone and junks bang and fight their way into the mix
side b: contact mic fuckery while motors spin and click and metals clangle. track starts with a decent amount going on and gradually gets more minimal, until picking up again and kind of lingering on doing the same things that just stopped.
i tend to like dilloway's longer pieces better then his shorter ones, these seem like snippets and very may well have appeared in longer form elsewhere.

skin graft - dirge - mistake by the lake/sound design recording, 2009
side a: heavily distorted voice samples amongst deep synth buzz throbbing and microphone struggling to squeel out of the mix before coming to an abrupt end.
side b: dirty barely alive synth throb and what sounds like sharpening of knives and other sharp metals in butcher/autopsy room while more high end tension grows before coming to another aburpt end.
i really like skin grafts filthy, barely alive material more then his noisey stuff, this record lays somewhere in the middle. i think the reason i rarely play it is as like with dilloway, i prefer the longer works of this particular project.

thurston moore / john wiese - split - troniks, 2004
tm: says play at 45, but fuck i just can't do it... track is just so much better on 33! extended high pitched horror drone, life support machine beeping, torturous electronic looping, vocal bits. creepy.  
jw: wiese has mastered his craft by now and rips a track of break-neck speed jerking glass smashing chunky harsh noise. goes through a lot of interesting sounds, very aggressive noise but i can't call it "violent".

the rita + prurient - women pissing - fusty cunt, 2013
side a: the rita noise w/ prurient screaming and letting the feedback fly, sounds like it was recorded when that was his main deal. good.
side b: the same, but different. if this was released in 2006 would've been hit e.p. of the year.....

then some blankenship appreciation...

the cherry point - superstar '84 - troniks, 2002
one side silent grooves, the other starts as white noise through a variety of distortions, with slower cuts then what we would later see from lhd but faster then left handed decision, and with more activity then straight HNW style TCP. midway through the track takes on a live feel with violent vocal outbursts and shifting rough electronics mixing with the static.

the cherry point + john wiese - pyramid suites - troniks, 2002
another one with silent grooves on one side. this time two tracks on a-side. first is obviously TCP with basic pedal driven static electronics, wiese follows with a lower volume assault wall of digital noise... tones grinding, stretching, wrapping, wanking, warbling and warping in that wiese way.

the cherry point / secret societ of the sonic six - split - troniks, 2003
side a: tcp again with stream of conciousness style pedal driven electronic nooise, this time with heavily distorted wicked vocals! first listened at 45 then realized it was 33, listened again, the only main difference vocals sound more sinister then maniacal.
side b: synth pop, done really badly. not sure if this is terrible on purpose or not. i get the impression phil knows these clowns from around LA and thought this 7" would be funny... i guess it is, though i don't like jokes.

lhd - asthma - one-sided 7" - helicopter, 2003
hard to believe this is 2003 when material is such leagues above the many other 7"s phil was involved in around the time. stylistically this track would fit perfect with lhd's "curtains" cd, but this is rare example of 1-sided 7" format working well. excellent sinister harsh noise track with well paced violent execution. some reverbated black metal-esque groaning in the background around the beginning and even though there are several change ups in the sound, the duo frequently let the noise ride itself out before moving on too quick. one of my favorite harsh noise 7"s!

lhd - veiled - one-sided 7" - helicopter, 2011
states recorded during first lhd sessions "around 2002". i guess that makes sense. this sounds like what lhd would later use as source material. wall of pedal noise with some other harsh electronics on top, which i guess is wiese. much less variation in sound and movement then asthma. not bad, but blankenship and wiese each have much stronger examples of harsh noise both seperately and together.

baby has had enough noise and gone down for a nap, time for some quieter sounds, think i'll put on the new lussuria lp - which is fantastic! but not a 7".


 


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 24, 2014, 02:06:04 PM
(edited bolding of text on message above, to make it easier to read)

THE HATERS "a furthered pause" 7"
Robot
Two solid tracks of 1996 haters noise. Basically 3 ongoing layers of repeating sonic elements. Extremely neat sound for my own tastes. Enough rugged and coarse, yet far from too lofi. Physical sounds of destruction layered on top of eachother and while composition itself is as liner as we can expect from The Haters, sounds themselves create so good texture it's right there in top Haters materials along "Ordinarily Nowhere", "In The Shades Of Fire" etc!!

THE HATERS "Truncated Formica" 7"
Self Abuse
Year before, 1995, less about everything collapsing at once. Humming bassy rumbles, industrial noises and on top very distinctive metal object smashing. Other side appears like live recording with even rougher sound, lots of acoustic power tools and droning background noise.

TABERNAKEL 7"
Meeuw Muzak
One of the most minimalist drone ep's I have. Especially one side is almost like pushing organ key down and that's about it. Other side is almost similar, but very subtle oscillation of drone/feedback interaction. Absolutely nothing happens in 7" and I used to have hard time with this back in 90's, but now it feels surprisingly pleasant session!

INTRINSIC ACTION "Dazed" 7"
AWB
Absolute classic IA track. THIS IS NOT THE HAND OF GLORY!! THIS IS FIST OF DEATH!!! This is also musically well done. Each track, each vocal effect is different. Pacing of vocals, intensity, all that has very good variation here. Especially should give credit to nice vocal effects on "Motivation"! Great cover!

INTRINSIC ACTION "Male Payment" 7"
self released
Two live tracks. Male Payment and 1% recorded back in 1989,  Great graphic design, very simple two-synth noise lines + spoken vocals.  Not as good as studio works, but not bad at all.

INTRINSIC ACTION "Manhattan Power Surge" 7
"
self released
Feel The Bite and Sado-Electronics tracks. Clean  sound despite being live recordings. Sound on Sado Electronics is pretty much too clean and simple, not to be compared to great studio version on the full length. Feel the bite is better of these two. Being pretty much in finest tradition similar to Final Solution etc. like blunt americanized version of Whitehouse, lacking most creative aspects, replaced with leather fetish and simplicity.

INTRINSIC ACTION "Adult Books And Video N.Y.C" 7"
AWB
4 live tracks with duo electronics + voice. Slowly throbbing electronic wall with odd sounding vocals. Normal shouted voice + pitch effect. Already here I.A. has the song introductions between the tracks.

INTRINSIC ACTION "Groupies" 7"
Bloodlust!
This came much later than "Groupies" pic 12". It is also different. Title track has little extra things going on, mix is better and b-side is different. Also delivery starts to be more of the intense sugar-daddy hoarse vocals. Wisdom -track on b-side has liner notes on cover "The power surge is over and New York has been drained dry, Times Square is finished and the west has been lost. Time for Bloody Minds to head to Chicago... Intrinsic Action 1985-1995"......... Good testament!
I wonder what happened to Bloodlust plans to reissue the I.A. demos what would have complete studio sessions with good sound what were on bootleg CD? And also unreleased stuff?

HIJOKAIDAN "Sound of sea" 7"
Xn
Good. But short. Hijokaidan certainly works better for album than 45rpm 7"! Basically complaint is the length, where songs don't appear to be made for such length, just cut from longer session.

INCAPACITANTS "Sarin will kill every bad aum" 7"
Dirter
Extremely thin, extremely detailed. It's almost exclusively treble only distortion. None of heavy crunchy qualities. Very nice, different that most noise out there.

INCAPACITANTS "Alcoholic Speculations" 7"
Zabriskie Point
Really good release here. Especially B-side is such a master butchery, it rips your ears 100%. While A-side has thin and disturning sound, b-side is combination of heavy bulldozing bass crunch noise and utterly ripping feedback and treble distortion. Just utterly intense.

INCAPACITANTS / KAZUMOTO ENDO split 7"
Gentle Giant
Incapacitants goes into direction thin feedback & electronic wall. More oscillating/electronic buzzing than on two 7"s above, but basically same kind of ultra noise static what never becomes heavy of crunchy. Just disturbing.
Kazumoto Endo is like.... could you say absolutely number one figure that has influenced contemporary cut up noise? Already here, top notch material. Not too much quite. Not too overtly digital sounding due 7" format. Great stuff.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 24, 2014, 04:29:09 PM
MURDER CORPORATION "Gay Dog / Sucker" 7"
Bloodlust
Probably the best MC release? Brutal and noisy power electronics, with vocals. It has plenty of delay, but still very much follows the legacy set by 80's Italian PE monsters.

ILLUSION OF SAFETY "the banishing ritual" 7"
Complacency
Ritual industrial. First side has a bit too normal drum machine beat over otherwise tasty sonic textures. B-side is darker. Better percussive rhythms and dark ambient kind of humming sounds on back.

BARDOSENETICCUBE "Rain in june" 7"
Drone
two long drone songs, what are minimal. Goes nowhere, and kind of hard to get any grip on this. In one had, I listened this 3 times, was thinking its pretty ok, but nothing remains in my head what it is...

BUILDING OF GEL "Flashback" 7"
New Noise
Too bad this japanese noise band who did great tapes, failed quite terribly with first and only vinyl. No more noise, but playful drum machine beats driven through extensive distortion pedals. Goofy screaming vocals and random sounding electronics. Any tape of theirs is much much much better.

IUGULA-THOR "We Are Ready / Cunt Supermarket" 7"
AWB
One of the best IT power electronics releases. I still worship their 12" and mCD, but this is more simple and to the point. Demented vocals yelling about having fun at cunt supermarket, and loud distorted wall of electronics behind it. Red paint splattered covers, ltd 100 done ages ago.

HYDRA "Anal test" 7"
Xn
Possibly one of the most extreme PE recordings out there. Not because it would be loud, crunchy or such, but because it's almost unbearably high toned feedback torment. I can think of only SNUFF who gives almost equally fierce torment, but I think this 7" is the winner of most challenging and unpleasant feedback noise out there...  Too bad Hydra never made as GREAT track again as their contribution on Sounds Of Sadism compilation.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Zeno Marx on September 24, 2014, 05:48:00 PM
TABERNAKEL 7"
Meeuw Muzak
One of the most minimalist drone ep's I have. Especially one side is almost like pushing organ key down and that's about it. Other side is almost similar, but very subtle oscillation of drone/feedback interaction. Absolutely nothing happens in 7" and I used to have hard time with this back in 90's, but now it feels surprisingly pleasant session!
Good 7", and I like the packaging.  Fold the cover into a tabernacle.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: ANDROPHILIA on September 24, 2014, 07:56:23 PM


THE HATERS "a furthered pause" 7"
Robot
Two solid tracks of 1996 haters noise. Basically 3 ongoing layers of repeating sonic elements. Extremely neat sound for my own tastes. Enough rugged and coarse, yet far from too lofi. Physical sounds of destruction layered on top of eachother and while composition itself is as liner as we can expect from The Haters, sounds themselves create so good texture it's right there in top Haters materials along "Ordinarily Nowhere", "In The Shades Of Fire" etc!!

THE HATERS "Truncated Formica" 7"
Self Abuse
Year before, 1995, less about everything collapsing at once. Humming bassy rumbles, industrial noises and on top very distinctive metal object smashing. Other side appears like live recording with even rougher sound, lots of acoustic power tools and droning background noise.



7" best format for a project like The Haters


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on September 25, 2014, 09:57:03 AM
Insofar as the genre is concerned, I'd suggest that the 7" format is best for 1 - specifically structured PE/Industrial "songs", or 2 - unchanging blocks of sound (it might be the best format for Wall Noise, in fact). Harsh Noise on a 7", of the Merzbow/MSBR/etc. style, does not work. Pieces like that I expect to be longer - Harsh Noise is as much about gluttony as anything else.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: impulse manslaughter on September 25, 2014, 10:26:09 AM
My favorite format! Love the fact that there's no room for filler, just focussed blasts of noise. Sometimes you get lame outtakes but sometimes you get the most intense work of the artist! Also, it's a perfect format for handmade sleeves which usually adds a little extra to the overall experience.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: acsenger on September 26, 2014, 10:14:11 AM
Great topic, and as a result of it, I've ordered a couple 7"'s and am making a list of what to order next...

Got this today and just spinned it:

Mania - Grotesque Mirth (Filth & Violence, 2011)

If you like Mania, this 7" does not disappoint. Side A starts with fairly painful feedback PE-style and steady metal banging, then it slowly decreases in intensity; at the end, there are those very physical metal bashing sounds almost only by themselves that I love so much in Mania. Side B has a menacing atmosphere, especially the first half with the demented screaming. The beginning also has great, almost subtle sounds plus what may be termed remotely "sci-fi"-like sounds (not digital though). Just like side A, this side also has a great flow. All in all, an awesome 7".


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: collapsedhole on September 26, 2014, 08:20:51 PM
couple from today........

aube - sacrament - meeuw music, 1996
source material = 'tabernakel' 7" commented on in this thread previously. 45rpm tracks make this a quick but enjoyable spin.
side a: lush synth drones phase back and forth, slow square wave dots appear and this flows on pleasantly for a little bit as other layers of square wave synth pan the speakers and build up then record comes to a stop before getting to chaotic.
side b: up and down square wave synthesis joins with gorgeous smooth flowing drone tones while a very aube-syle loop slowly takes over... that sums it up... actually very high up on my list of great aube 7"s. i'd enjoy to hear the 7" it is sourced from for sure!

yellow tears - the cult of yellow tears - hospital productions, 2010
side a: starts off with water dripping emerging from the vinyl surface noise, in comes a collage of distorted voices that build up and give way to dark industrial atmosphere sounds. everything going on seems like sample manipulation - no synths or real "noise" - simply barrage of acoustic sounds composed in a disorienting and darkly psychadellic way. same could be said about the second side of this record, though it uses some different sounds, this whole thing is a real bad acid trip. 
side b: begins as nightmarish sound collage with so much madness going on...drifts into barrage of drawn out breath & voices, banging, breaking, signs of a struggle all around, someone being traumatized by an already traumatized person... very deliberate and unsettling unique soundwork.

prurient + john wiese - cloven spike - 1-sided 7", hospital productions, 2006
solid track. for those familiar with prurient style sounds like "body language" lp, this sounds 75% prurient + 25% wiese sounds with wiese at the mixing desk the whole time. chunky white noise blasts, feedback loop torture and loads of sick microphone + mouth noises. i remember a post by rrron once saying they recorded this together in a hotel room with both wearing headphones... if this is indeed an improvised piece, holy shit they were on fire and shouldve done lp length!

faux pas / grain belt - split - small doses/white centipede/phage, 2011
faux pas - pretty standard rough & tumble pedal + mic harsh noise and its done well, but nothing really special here. pace seems like a live take, and in live setting at appropriate volume would definitely initiate physical outburst!
grain belt - cement mixer full of metal and bricks spins onward with mid and high range feedback fighting through from a layer of mic abuse which ends in a lock groove of high end feedback. another one which seems would be best in live setting.
both of these tracks have a live feel, stick with one idea and ride it out awhile and 7" seems perfect dose this time.

mania / the rita - true ass worship - dadadrumming, 2006
mania: starts off ultra low end thuddering, slowly that signature taint/mania feedback starts working its way in as the distortion level is upped and always with metal junks in the background reminding of fat ass crushing face. ferocity comes to a climax then things take a darker turn with low end domination and metal junk abuse now in the foreground which lurches on until the end.
the rita: starts sounds almost like synth noise in the beginning before the cackle increases everything into HNW, which is something i have a hard time describing beyond this is basically low end rumble and trebly crispness until a mic appears and some mid-range sounds of movement enter the mix, then the leave, then come back a little, then its over.
while neither artist is at their best here, i love worshipping womans ass so this box was a must. dirty raw ass artwork and an extra tape i remember liking more then the 7"...should include more then one of each sticker though, major pet peeve of mine to only have 1 sticker come with a release, then i cant use it knowing the box is incomeplete!

two dead sluts one good fuck / suffering bastard - split, foreskin forcefield, 2007
tdsogf: first few tracks revolve around minimal low end slow thudding percussion, while white noise blasts around, and heavily distorted vocals yell about god know what, probably something depraved. the last track is a short quiet piece with some sparse saxophone, seedy lounge feel, almost "twin peaks-ish".
sb: suffering bastard has a great couple tracks here... fuckin heavy as hell guitar riffs and production, recording sounds like it was room recording of live show comeplete with sound of amps shaking from sheer volume. these few tracks switch between depressed doom & violent grind, always with maniacal tortured vocals and crude feedback.

crawl unit - the most dangerous game - self abuse records / murder series, 1997
side a: a low hum builds up, high end screech appears then the distortion kicks on in the left speaker, sound of electricity crackling and huge switch being thrown and now the right speaker is going full force. then wall climaxes and gives way to more scattered electronic buzzing and high pitch tones before what sounds like throwing of massive switch again and the distorted buzzing returns, thinner this time and with looping screeching shrill resonance tones that carry on until sound of layers being switched off ends record.
side b: cement being dragged against cement churns onward as loud popping and crackling go from speaker to speaker. more high end tones ever switch off between being a background drone and a violent interruption before mid-range humming comes in and all layers seem to fluctuate back and forth with one another trying to find the right balance. with about 2 mins before its end, everything finally starts to come together with several layers working together rather then against one another, then record ends.
while i really like some crawl unit this 7" doesn't do much for me and in my opinion is one of the weakest in the murder series. would be better if the best 1 minute section of the last part of the b-side was instead extended and used as whole side!

crawl unit / r.h.y. yau - japan tour 08:98, povertech industries/auscultare research, 1998
crawl unit: first track is wall of humming and buzzing tones with some low-end signs of movement here and there, well crafted and actually very pleasant and really good! a lot of crawl unit has a very "electrical" vibe to me and this is no different. then second track starts and is quickly throbbing instrument cable buzz but now with high end feedback loop knob noodling on top. gotta say i think this pretty much sucks, really wish the first song took up whole side instead. side ends with a quick bit of talking - i assume joe colley - ending in a locked groove of him saying "i'm sorry"...at least he apologized for that lame second track!
r.h.y. yau: this guy is always impressive. track of cut-up acoustic and organic sounds. everything is heard here, including a kitchen sink. lots of crackling, popping, reversed sounds, pitch bent sounds, water or pisssing in a toilet, sprockets turning, gears winding and unwinding at different speeds, wood, glass, plastic, porcelin, voices... would fit in with schimpfluch style stuff. pretty great!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: impulse manslaughter on September 26, 2014, 08:53:42 PM
Kazumoto Endo - Evergreen 7" is among my favorites. Bloodlust (some great Italian PE), Self Abuse, early Ant-Zen, Drone, Gero, Haters, Aube..


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on September 30, 2014, 11:30:38 AM
collapsedhole - cheers for good post.. few things that should try to get...

DAMION ROMERO / INCAPACITANTS 7"
P-tapes
Tribute to some TNB/Organum release, in similar packaging. Transparent vinyl and printed labels. No cover. Material is rough live noise cut abruptly into two sides of 7". Great stuff, but too short and artificially made edited into couple tracks.

HANDS TO "Cipher" 7"
Powertech industries
One side noisier, one side little more quiet. Or lets say, it's not as much about being loud or quiet, but density and detail is fast & deeper in first side, while second side is more minimal happening. Very high pitched, no bass at all. Perhaps the cling-clang of the small object clatter has gained some extra distortion from 33rpm 7" format, but ruggedness of Hands To survives a lot of impurities...

MORTAL VISION "Great Terrorist" 7"
Membrum Debile Propaganda
Mr. Hasegawa from CCCC with his guitar noise works. He treats guitar as method of making droning noise. It's less about airy and beautiful droning, and not really about large stacks of amps. It feels like line-in recordings of harsh noise esque stuff where guitar works as source. Don't expect early Jojo Hiroshige kind of "normal band sound" guitar noise nor Diesel Guitar type of etheral droning. Something else, perhaps closer to Solmania. Yet still very much own feel to it.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: collapsedhole on September 30, 2014, 10:36:56 PM
diagram: a / m ax noi mach - split - greenwood electronic/silvox/breaking world records, 2009

diagram a: utterly minimal lo-fi electronic sputtering and buzz fall apart into feedback-loop electronics. "primitive home-made junk electronics experiments" is best summary here.  
m ax noi mach: pretty similar to d:A in the crude homemade electronic 'instrument' sound, except more musically inclined. always looping almost danceable if it wasnt so minimal, grainy and noisey recording quality.

teeny bopper - play date - happy face entertainment, 2009

side a: noisey heavily effected samples of bizarro circus freak music and demented voices. looney tunes abound here, like switching channels on a broken tv from the early 80s in the year 1993. ends with some noisey bits and sicko jack-off sounds collage and weirdo bentdown tones.
side b: the most demented version of that love song "you are my sunshine" ever recorded. only thing more bizarre and strange then the recording itself is the motivation to actually do this and press to vinyl! don't know who this kind of thing would appeal to.

urine cop - lean hard - fusty cunt, 2012

side a: blast beats with a wall of noise low in the background, totally in the toilet vocals bent so low it is just diarrhea of the mouth! about half-way through feedback starts flying and noise gets louder, last track everything slows to a crawl and vocals get so low to the point of just a literal shit gurgle!
side b: starts out faster then at any point in the first side. vocals still pitch bent so low as dog shit on bottom of your shoe are now shouted in quick burst so is just like violent vomitting throughout tracks! this is what i love about noisecore! last bit is like barrage of harsh cymbals only with vocals just making a wall of shit splattering - words are hardly broke up at all here so you wouldnt even know these were vocals had they not been the hair more easily decipherable element earlier on.

proof of the shooting... / msbr - split - soundprobe recordings / msbr, 1998

proof of the shooting...: this is rarely mentioned but amazing. one of my utmost favorite harsh noise 7"s. packaging on soundprobe version is like a half-inch thick of weird spitball like material and record held between cardboard pieces with rope. proof of the shooting track is fast-paced excellently composed and executed harsh noise. fierce static interrupted by torturous home-made electronic feedback looping and violent contact mic feedback ear-hole abuse. personally this is as good as it gets, love this track.
msbr: ferocious and fast electronic noise with good decayed quality. in my opinion msbr can be hit or miss but this is very good material. thick and chunky rough noise, sometimes devolving into pure feedback loop or blatant electronic effect when sound changes shape before letting the noise ride out awhile. not heavily layered, but still seeming very active and full. similar to track for split 7" with merzbow but by a little bit not quite as good.

aaron dilloway / the cherry point - fencing - troniks, 2005

tcp: wall of stereo effected noise what seems sourced from fast heavily delayed static and feedback. flat, mostly mid-range sound until a higher pitched more resonant shredding noise cuts through before the track ends with what could almost be violent coughing fit style vocals? can't really tell through the effects.
dilloway: high-end squeel and sputter start this track before it dawns on me that this actually sounds like a sampler track for the 'bad dreams' cd, with a lot of the exact sounds explored there presented here in a highly compressed form. 'bad dreams' is one of my favorite works from dilloway, so of course i like this track, but would probably like it more if there was something here not found on the cd. if i want to hear this, 99.9% of time i'm going to grab the full length cd, but i guess same can be said for TCP side as well...

  


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 01, 2014, 12:25:08 PM
BLOODYMINDED "West" 7"
Bloodlust
Sounded quite lame after all the I.A. stuff. Very very dry. All sounds and vocals stripped down to bare bones and synth sounds everything else than interesting. Band got better later on.

BRIAN LADD "Hammerhead / Fuckcharge" 7"
RRRecords
1987 funky electro music is it? Of course one would expect something more of Blackhouse kind of stuff and perhaps noisier due being RRR label release, but well, can't always win...

INCAPACITANTS / MACRONYMPHA split 7"
MSNP
Wild wild japanese noise hits straight in the face. Good sound, good track. Macronympha works in my opinion best in longer doses. It's pretty much exactly what one could expect. Crunchy, brutal, harsh noise. Blown up sound, never too spastic cuts, but certainly edited bits and pieces thrown together in "hand made" kind of mix techniques. Good stuff. Just works better in long format.

MERZBOW "Road Drug 93" 7"
Way Out
Brilliant stuff. Just total harsh noise perfection mixed with loops pulled out from some death metal records, I assume. But don't expect anything "metal" here. Just few sources of roaring pitched vocals what create very neat element for noise. Perhaps the last track wasn't necessarry. Lasts couple of seconds, and many imitates "grindcore" feel, but is just noiseloop that lasts few seconds.

MERZBOW / TEA CULTURE "Whizzerbait" 7"
Betley Welcomes Careful Drivers
Listened this maybe 5-6 times, but still don't know what to think. And even more curiously not sure why is that. It's good 7", that leans more to experimental edge of harsh noise world. Good stuff. short tracks. Two collaborations. Works well, but always after side ends, I'm thinking "what just happened?"..

MERZBOW / BLACK LEATHER JESUS split 7"
Deadline
With this, one doesn't have any such issues. It's 100% noise bliss from beginning to end. First I was stuck at BLJ side. 1993 recordings with 3 members in line-up. Utter harsh noise supremacy. No cut up, no HNW, just plain straight in your face harsh noise. Excellent sounds, good active piece with 3 people pulling track to different directions. Kept playing track over and over again. Only to realize when finally moving to Merzbow side, 1993 Merzbow is pretty much unbeatable in type of harsh noise what he does. Always active, always fierce, always full of energy. I have no trouble to understand why every damn label wanted to get their hands on Merzbow back then...


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 01, 2014, 01:54:56 PM
THE GREY WOLVES "The Weath of Misery" 7"
Xn
Damn. I remembered this was very good. Sonically somehow between 2nd and 3rd albums, but didn't remember it was this good. And for GW standards it is really complex recording. Those brillian wailing flanger malformed vocals on a-side, but track has various different phases. From more PE kind of works, with weird melodic undertone like best tracks of Catholic Priests.. Then noisiest moments with fierce electronics and finally atmospheric industrial works with spoken word samples, buried vocals, church like organ tones.
B-side is more straight forward, but basically only on top surface what is utmost noise destruction dominated by high pitched distortion and electronics. But behind that all, there is vast amount of tape manipulation, vast range of source sounds and all that. This 7" is most definitely among the ultimate highlights of The Grey Wolves and feels kind of stupid that people would dismiss it simply due 7" format... Brilliant packaging too!

GENOCIDE ORGAN "Klan Kountry" 7"
White label
Was told the GO "american civilization" set would be sceduled for late this year/early next.. so good moment to remind the supremacy of GO works! All in all simple base of most of tracks is forceful beats and analogue synth noise, spoken word piece and commanding vocals repeating simple vocal lines over and over again. Basic rythm and vocals remains cold and mechanical, while on top operates raw electronic noises and below rest of sounds spoken word and second vocal lines. Less aggressive material on b-side, but overall similar methods. Processed vocals, slow beats, electronic noise and spoken word.

EINLEITUNGSZEIT "s/t" 7"
Klanggalerie
Remember being quite pissed back in 2005 that this 7" was ltd 100 and very high priced. Now seems like price at least haven't gone up. Very good stuff on this 7". Less sub-bass rumble than some albums, more in-your-face frequencies, lots of physical noises. Tons of industrial sounds being collaged in almost harsh noise manner, but tracks have clearly more "song feel" than generic harsh noise has. But easily the noisiest and most brutal works I have heard from band! Definitely good 7" and worth to get.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: acsenger on October 02, 2014, 10:36:22 AM
Iron Fist of the Sun - Embers (Peripheral Records, 2011)

A great 7", even if side A is a little too long. It has a simple melody that is unusual for IFOTS, and it works really well except the track gets too repetitive after a while. A couple minutes shorter playtime would be better. Side B, on the other hand, is perfect: heavily influenced by electroacoustic music, there are lots of small sounds happening, and while it's kind of laid back, there's also a mysterious atmosphere to the track. IFOTS always has this unique organic, pulsating, "elastic" quality that I love so much, and this 7" is no exception.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 02, 2014, 12:15:44 PM
That's very good 7". Was about to pick it up other day for spin, but have so much stuff that have not listened for ages..

EMIL BEAULIEAU "That Velvet Emotion" 7"
RRR
Early RRR stuff, dates back to 1986 as far as I know. Excellent noise 7" that belongs among his best works if you ask me. 4 short tracks what offer EB as we know him. Harsh and grim noise, but with dry sound, lots of air and dynamics. Some tasty effects here, but it's most of all dry, mid-toned, handmade rawness, which has compositional quality and pace of "electro-acoustic music", but sonic quality of gutter harsh noise. You can still grab these cheaply from discogs...

EX.ORDER / PREDOMINANCE split 7"

State Art
Ex.Order side is the good old commanding heavy electronics force. Nothing new, nothing phenomenal, but format and age of material guarantees great listening. Predominance I never cared that much. Kind of old style low-bitrate computer sounding sampling, pitched vocals and overall more "goth" feel here than something forceful.

GEROGERIGEGEGE "Mother Fellatio" 7"
AIRP
The most intense, most brutal, most energy filled noisecore blast recording of mighty Gero! Everything is perfect, from material to final presentation. Absolute necessity in any record collection.

REPUBLIC "Freedom through ability" 7"
Storm
1982 electronic/industrial/spoken word with authoritarian leadership worship. One side is more "formless" based on talking & slightly random structures of electronic music, but other side has killer track. I wonder if project had any other material ever reissued? Seems like the good track was released under his name (Harold Arthur McNeill ) on one of the Sound of Pig label compilation tapes in mid 80's.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Andrew McIntosh on October 02, 2014, 01:43:27 PM
What I'd hope from this topic is not about vague recollections of stuff people liked and appreciated 10 years ago, but stuff what they listen NOW, and comment with fresh feeling about it.

Alright, I've got a free evening and a bit of merlot on tap, I'll give it a crack.

I've made no secret of my admiration for Hal Hutchinson's metal abuse period over the past year or so and was looking forward to his 7" release on Cipher simply titled "Metalworks", which came out recently in a very limited edition (something like thirty copies, was it?). The recording itself is robust, mid-to-treble range but I'm wondering if the sound suffers somewhat from the actual cut - can't remember if this is lathe or not. But it's busy and sedate at the same time, the lower rustle barely audible but providing a noticeable bed for the crashes and squeaks that come across more readily. "Installation" one and two are the title tracks for both sides, both pieces sounding different enough although clearly from the same session. Neither track is particularly long, and there's a total lack of "art" and "craft" to these pieces that are either a total detriment to the sensibilities or a refreshingly blatant ignoring of such sensibilities. I tend towards the latter, myself. But the sound is disappointingly thin for what are clearly very audio confronting pieces. A fuck-off sound system could get more out of this than my humble equipment. The definitive recording of Hutchinson's metalworks is still the lp from Unrest but this is a decent representation of a very singular and very imposing body of work.

The controversy that advertised Antipakt's "Fuck Them Where They Breath" was a joy to behold and take even minor part in, and that same joy is mirrored in listening to the actual artifact. Side two (I think) with it's ultra heavy and rusty tone of what I suspect is some kind of oscillator with hideous effected vocals over it (Markkula, I think), side one (perhaps) with it's more crashing, trebly-distorted noise that sounds like a loop that just gets more and more distorted and heavier over the course of the piece with more bass-heavy shouted vocals through feedback-bleeding microphone. It's this kind of simple, berserk recording that was cementing Filth & Violence's reputation as the premier fuck-you PE label of our times. I got a bloodcum edition, the producer's prick so worn through with constant masturbation over pictures of the dead and hated that the jizzum was starting to wear thin and the glands began to compensate with blood - the poetry for this writes itself.

The vinyl in glorious workers' red, G.X. Jupitter-Larsen provides his more electronic driven noise - squiggling synths, screeching feedback, rushing whatever-the-fuck-it-is for the backing power of Muennich's vocal rendition, in English and German, of "Die Arbeiter Von Wien", one of many powerful anthems that came from an openly revolutionary working class before world wars and global capitalism put paid to any wet dream of utopia. Well, the desires were more serious in 1927 in Vienna when bulls (what police used to be called, because they charged whenever they saw a red flag) killed and injured demonstrating workers, the stakes were real. The same programme musically on both sides, two different languages in harsh, Power Electronics shouting on each. Alas for the rebels who failed...

I've only just realised tonight the packaging of Chop Shop's "Discrete Emissions" has a particular smell I've never noticed before. Tar paper, I believe it's called. Anyway, Konzelmann gives one of his patented abrupt-change self-made speaker-instrument Noise twice on both sides, only one side has your phono needle going "In" as usual, the other going "Out". One just can't get past that beautiful rusty droning that he does so well, a singular whistling giving way to a brief burst of fuck-off before a longer, drained out quietude. It's almost like a point is being made, but the point is probably all things pass and fuck it anyway.

These releases, I think, are good examples of what I described before as the best way of using a Noise 7". Singular ideas are the key. It's only a short amount of time, you have to concentrate and give not necessarily your best, but something that is going to stand up on it's own. For me, that's either particularly plotted pieces, or singular slices of sound.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: SILVUM on October 03, 2014, 05:20:54 AM
This format has many aspects that push it to the top for me, brevity, scale, strict forced parameters.  I admire when an artist has the ability to edit and sculpt abstract work to come across effectively in a short duration.  I also really like when bands only release a 7" or two, and they feel packed with dreams and hope, and I love when the story ends there.  Put the two greatest songs they've done on one thing.  I like when I can feel the excitement, when a 7" is like a message in a bottle.  I have less interest in a 7" when it's just a promotional item, and especially when it has a wasted cover.  I personally have a difficult time being concise, so when I can get a full experience in a short time, that's great.  Most of the music I listen to across the day is extremely long minimal stuff, but when I sit down with records with the intent to listen close, I love a stack of 7" records and just flipping and making notes to myself.  And I love playing 45s on 33, like having bonus music.  All formats have advantages, but I do get an extra unquantifiable kick from these.

I collect a few different areas for the format: classic Japanese noise / weird (NOT goofy) industrial / geeky 90's "budget rock" = sloppy fake 60's garage rock / Japanese pop from the 60's / older black/death/doom metal / oldschool noisecore / shoegaze/twee / weird postpunk / and then I have a couple boxes of contemporary noise and a box I call "hipster" music, oh and a box of old country 45s, and prob 10 or 12 unrelated specific artists, like I have an 8" deep stack of Bowie 45s.... almost all the Kriesel99 series.

Gods of the format to me: David Jackman, The Gerogerigegege, John Wiese, Seven Minutes Of Nausea (up to a point), Final Exit

Here's some I listened to today:

Ultra - I Can't Stand A Bitchy Chick / New Centurian 7" Aquilifer Sodality
This is a compliment: I love the almost mundane / straightforward / non-performative tone to the voices of some early US Industrial / PE.  Monte Cazazza, Factrix, German Shepherds... anything that sounds like just some guy I vaguely know unexpectedly going off about how he wants to butcher people while still sounding almost approachable, not like anyone visibly frightening, highly agitated, or spike laden, just a guy in a button up and khakis maybe, not even all that often yelling and screaming, just vehemently stating somewhat unpopular opinions... very enjoyable.  I guess I’m so used to monstrous screams, that a normal voice saying this kind of stuff is more exciting.  The A side is a classic of convincingly direct proclamation with shy submissive screams, abstract electronics and marching pounding percussive elements (heard this a few years before The Sodality original), I remember being ecstatic when Bloodyminded played a cover at a church basement show I set up that nobody went to in like 2006?  Oh my god, they're playing my favorite song!  B side is also endlessly classic, I love the screaming, the sinister delivery, the subtle riff, excellent sense of space.  There's room to move around in it, makes me feel complicit.

Satan's Cheerleaders ‎– Devil's Drag '88 7" Living Eye Records
A side is just a downer surf riff with drag racer sounds, I always play it on 33, sounds doomy.  I love any of this retro garage worship / pre internet stuff.  Endlessly enjoyable for me, I think since I liked Man Or Astro Man in 5th grade, I've just always liked any sort of - campy yet committed to the gimmick - retro 60's kinda garage shit, up to like 1995~7 or so.  B side is a variant of the A side with more feedback, and played a little different.  Just more of the awesome sound of the A side, with louder drumming, and then just a quick little bonus song, not as cool as Devil's Drag, but a nice little fadeout.  They did a couple 7"s with Vampira that I want, but am not holding my breath for.  Also changed their name to Satan's Sadists for a bit and did an awesome 7" "She's My Witch" and double 7" "Black Dahlia", those have vox though, but still sound awesome, sunset killers garage scum.

Burning Star Core - Body Blues 7" Hospital Productions
I enjoy what Spencer does the most when it's more droney and electronic sounding, particularly when he combines it with songlike refinement of structure.  The collab 10XCS box with Prurient is really excellent because it feels like they both fed off eachothers abilities to be brief and focused.  I feel like this material would work super well in a long duration for both A & B sides, but I think the pieces are just as effective as shorter statements.  On the A, droning vocals, with a tonal bed and somewhat sunken frantic activity, maybe violin, all gels together.  Elements do drop in and out suggesting cognizance of formatting, and not that these were just sliced out of a big thing.  B side is a beautiful melodic synthesizer piece, and luckily it all seems to be in service of the song, not just some guy excited about what his dumb synth can do.  Isn't this a series, I think there were supposed to be two more volumes?? 

Vehikel & Gefäss (& Ventilator) ‎– Make ‘Em Pay (!)… 7” Schimpfluch
I think I didn’t even have a record player when I bought this originally.  Super cool poster cover of a bunch of destroyed records and glass and a chair on one side, and the other is just clean “punk” aesthetic design, by Insekt I guess.  A side: junk moving around, rubble, some birds, drilling, just sounds like a room with stuff going on, not really loud, sounds cool on 33, until slow voices come in, has more punch on 45.  I don’t know why I like this kind of stuff so much, I have hours and hours of similar recordings I’ve done, weird spaces and unclear objects and environments.  I love trying to piece together the picture based off the sounds. B side is a little more theatrical, feels like it has more, poetic timing, than the sort of… documentation of simultaneous mundane events, that I really like about the A side.   It’s still extremely satisfying, just in a different way.  Still has birds and actions, but they feel like calligraphy, even has what kinda sounds like noisecore tracks with count off drum sticks, and a bike horn and vox, great end.  an excellent Schimpfluch record.

Countbackwurds, The ‎– Rip It Up  7” Sumppi Wertheimer Records ‎
This band is made up of some people I don’t follow, and a dude from The Mummies (I think I already wrote about them on this board, so chose this record instead), who I always liked cus it seems like maybe they really do just sit around trashed and dressed like mummies, and they would probably break and steal your shit and ruin your parents house after showing up unannounced to play a party, I don’t want to know them, but I like that they exist.  I know also that these narratives are all in my head, but I love a story, and Whitehouse is so much more interesting with the myths, it’s just that all these bands were probably too drunk to write anything and all that’s left is these dumb cheap records, and I can’t help imagining.  I really only like these retro garage bands when they have a theme, and these guys (set at the tail end of the era I’m interested in) are all dressed in cheap pirate costumes, I imagine them as the aggressively inconsiderate workers at the burger place featured on the cover.  I also appreciate the useless tour dates on the back at places like “Bay Fair Rollerina July 5” and “Castro Valley Library July 9” and the list of imaginary side bands (or maybe bands that just never released anything, was there a Neil hamburger & The Krinkles 7” or an Undertaker & His Pals band?).  The A side opens with a dumb skit, I hate when these budget rock bands do that shit, fake commercials and dumb intros, but it’s so incredibly uncool, that I accept it as part of the package.  After the skit thing, it cuts into a nice raw lo-fi garage blast, short, yelling, simple, perfect.  A super thin and brittle, shitty recording.  B side is another awfully recorded great rocker with a catchy chorus and more screaming, and it ends with a… mastered much more clearly and much louder than the music… dumb collage of sound effects, like they just thought fuck it and added it on.  Ugh…

Speculum Fight / Three Bond / MSBR ‎– Split 7” (Lathe) MSBR Records
Speculum Fight: Cool minimal humming with some sort of electric sawing sound.  S.F. and most of the D.R. that I’ve heard captures a subtle area between coldly scientific and minimally poetic.  Probably some fragile feedback system, but also sounds like a radiator rattling something, which is a great space to me.  It eventually starts to transform with the rattling layer of the system becoming more active and it terminates.  On the B side is Three Bond, does anyone know what “Three Bond” is?  I can’t remember if I ever saw a write up for this record… it’s basically psych style instrumental noiserock, it’s cool, I know Damion played in that band Slug, but this could be some other completely unrelated band?  The MSBR track, is one of those slightly hollow sounding live ones like the Spastic Colon split, it’s cool electronic sounds, you know that MSBR sound, grindy textures, with like one surging line of that chromatic beam noise, probably like the monster sound of his noise spirit.  I prefer his heavier and denser work, but when I’m in a different mood, I love the organic impulsive gestures.


More later...


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: acsenger on October 03, 2014, 05:57:01 AM
Psychologische Abwehrfront ‎– Bürgerkrieg (Multi National Disaster Records, 2004)

This 7" comes in a box with a surprisingly low quality print on the front and the back. It looks like the picture and the lettering were all photographed in a way that the pictures came out blurry and then they were used for the box... There's a small booklet inside; my German is not good enough to read the whole thing, but it looks like some kind of military manual from 1919. On to the record: side A's first track starts with crowd noise, then formless noise comes in. The crowd recording stays in the background till the end. Musically it's not very interesting, but atmosphere-wise it's not a bad track. The second track is the highlight of this 7" for me: German-style rhythmic, crushing heavy electronics with occasional looped metal banging and distorted shouting. There's even a looped horse neighing which fits in perfectly. Side B starts with another rather unremarkable track of formless noise. Track 2 is much better, a bit similar to track 2 of side A; the rhythm sometimes disappears, then comes back. So all up there's one awesome track, one good one and two so-so ones. I've got another 7" of P. Abwehrfront that I should spin soon, but at the moment I'm not sure if I should pick up anything else by them.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 03, 2014, 11:26:34 AM
HERMANN KOPP "Cerveau D'enfant" 7"
Galakt Horrö
4 tracks of obscure morbid music. Electronics, viola,.. Perhaps best known for his soundtrack for Nekromantik films, but has brilliant albums and 7"s as well. It's good to see GH putting out his stuff, too bad its all sells out instantly.

LINIJA MASS "Genus Ferrum / Staleprokat" 7"
Membrum Debile Propaganda
Industrial-noise prototype here. 1999 recordings of AL-F, released year later. Surprisingly good fidelity of all sorts of industrial junk clatter that is far away from any music, but hardly reaches levels of harsh noise. Just factory junk yard action. Perhaps not his absolute best works, but stands apart from the other MDP's vinyl releases, so well justified to grab besides the big vinyls.

MERZBOW & COCK E.S.P. "Music for man with no name" 7"
Fusetron
I used to dislike this, due mixing western film music and harsh noise seemed like bad bad idea. But well, it's just few short moments in the 7", and otherwise quality Merz-noise like one has used to hear from this era.

MERZBOW / SMELL & QUIM split 7"
Stinky Horse Fuckers
SHF did more than this release what was "tournament" kind of one band on one channel and other band on other. And yeah, well, it works if it works, but basically here we have one of the less exciting Merzbow things of those times. Bondage photo by Masami is of course nice. Front cover is saved. But even with several spins, it appears that split should be rather listened by setting balance to one side only, and listen mono sound. Not that much into gimmick records, so...

LHD "Hands of the priestess" 7"
LHD "Fascination" one sider 7"

USA harsh noise. One sides is great. Good to-the-point harsh noise. Other one has good moments, but less exciting overall form. It's hard to explain why exactly, but Fascination just puts all the basics together, compresses it to few minutes of playing time full of loud noise, dynamic changes, ripping noises. Not being cut up, not being wall, just plain old total noise...

LASSE MARHAUG / VIOLET GRIND collaboration 7"
Disaster Area
Harsh noise master Lasse here with '97 works. Quite complex piece all in all, not any "silent north" kind of distortion wall. But still remaining noise. Hand made, well put together physical sounds provided by V.G. One other side you have collaboration other way round, and somehow I feel this is best VG stuff I heard? Mainly because rest I don't remember. This has good solid track. Both sides appear like designed to be 7" length tracks, which makes it good.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 03, 2014, 12:36:22 PM
STIMBOX "Patrick Purdy" 7"
Self Abuse - murder case #12
Good stuff from mr. Stimbox. Not really HARSH noise, but noise nevertheless. Maybe due all sorts of throbbing electronics and signals, concete sounds, screaming kids and loose structure one could lump this to PE direction? Man arrives with machine gun, opens fire to schoolyard. That's the theme. A-side is really all about screaming kids and noise. Its dark, sinister, menacing work. B-side is musically more impressive noise, but also less concrete human element, less atrocious feel to it. Lots of inserts, is quite a memorylane towards old computer technology. Fuck, now when you have to be announed about people not being able to get their artwork done with proper resolution, back in these days, state-of-the-art technology matrix printer artwork looks like printing pacman game screen.....

MARCONYMPHA "Arthur Shawcross" 7"
Self Abuse - murder case #11
Surprisingly atmospheric contribution from Macronympha for murder series. One cold perhaps assume knifing some cunts, abusing kids and strangulating whores could demand all-out sonic massacre, but no. This is brooding and dark soundscapes most of all. Of course it is build from the rotten distorted noise elements, but far from aggression and energy. More equivalent of strangulation. Extra points from always tasty screams of female in moments of agony & fear. Several small inserts. Sally Mann photos found new context here. Lots of text. Really really nice and kind of different Macro 7"! One for sale at discogs, for less than 7 euro.. You know 1997 release, ltd 250, need to wait?

ATRAX MORGUE "James Oliver Huberty" 7"
Self Abuse - murder case #10
Each side has similar idea. One steady tone or electroni oscillation and then second layer has highly effect vocals, what slowly cascade over tone with exaggerated distortion/delay/etc. Minimalistic. Dark. Story of James is about man going to hunt humans. 21 killed in mcdonalds with semi-automatic weapons. American style.

SKIN CRIME "Monster" 7"
Self Abuse - murder case #9
Andrei Chikatilo should be no new character to anyone. I'm pretty sure number of PE/noise acts have done tracks about him. But as good ones as Skin Crime? Hmm.. hard to say. This is orgy of noise, done from what appears to be shortwave radio sounding electronics, utmost frenzied orgy of metal junk. B-side starts far more heavier harsh noise blasting, until last piece ends up into stuff that mixes feeling of 1st and 2nd side together. Hectic electronics, people screaming, distorted mess... Good 7"!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 03, 2014, 01:15:59 PM
CRAW UNIT "The Most Dangerous Game" 7"
Self Abuse - murder case #8
Very painful "drone" recording from CU. Zodiac theme, ultra hard-to-grasp frequencies utilized for maximum punishment, but also just tasty texturized noise drones.

SURGIGAL STAINLESS STEEL "Woman Hater" 7"
Self Abuse - murder case #7
Gerald Eugene Stano is interesting case, as it's not fully sure whether we talk about serial killer or serial confessor. Who just took the blame. Solotroff here gets the job done. Coversong of I Can't Stand A Bitchy Chick is already a second american cover of The Sodality classic. SSS is perhaps among the most interesting Solotroff works. Vocals are calm narration, blurred with effects. Noise itself is as static as Solotroff usually is, but eventually there is more complex level to this. Vocals remind of "Groupies" era I.A., noise sounds is almost like Bad Jack era I.A. with additional feel of Terre Blanche. Good american power electronics!

SLOGUN "The Heights" 7"

Self Abuse - murder case #6
Texas boy raping & killing candy shop owner gets treatment. Still today Slogun sound is something what can immediately recognized. This heavy wall of electronic was among defining the american pe sound. High pitched screamy voice is drenched in MASSIVE delay effect, what is also perhaps the most dominating element of all sounds. Songs are basically just mass of delay, where few layers of different kind of stuff happens. This style of Slogun is not my favorite, but it works for 7" format. I think "Kill To Forget" kind of era where lyrics became into crucial role, added the viciousness to bands work.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: THE RITA HN on October 03, 2014, 07:12:15 PM
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Ultra - I Can't Stand A Bitchy Chick / New Centurian 7" Aquilifer Sodality
This is a compliment: I love the almost mundane / straightforward / non-performative tone to the voices of some early US Industrial / PE.  Monte Cazazza, Factrix, German Shepherds... anything that sounds like just some guy I vaguely know unexpectedly going off about how he wants to butcher people while still sounding almost approachable, not like anyone visibly frightening, highly agitated, or spike laden, just a guy in a button up and khakis maybe, not even all that often yelling and screaming, just vehemently stating somewhat unpopular opinions... very enjoyable.  I guess I’m so used to monstrous screams, that a normal voice saying this kind of stuff is more exciting.  The A side is a classic of convincingly direct proclamation with shy submissive screams, abstract electronics and marching pounding percussive elements (heard this a few years before The Sodality original), I remember being ecstatic when Bloodyminded played a cover at a church basement show I set up that nobody went to in like 2006?  Oh my god, they're playing my favorite song!  B side is also endlessly classic, I love the screaming, the sinister delivery, the subtle riff, excellent sense of space.  There's room to move around in it, makes me feel complicit.

Great write-up.  I probably play this more than any other 7" I have and it's great for people over at the house that aren't versed in the genre.  This is definitely another release I admit to actually having a back-up copy of.  Mastered really powerfully, and the cover is fucking amazing.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 04, 2014, 02:03:57 PM
DEATHPILE " Dedicated To Edmund Emil Kemper" 7"
Self Abuse, murder case #5
First side has very loud flanger vibrated vocals and highly electric sounding full and heavy sounds to back it up. B-side sound is even more towards the Blunt Force Trauma kind of heavy and thick slab of electronics, and vocals are more calm, yet odd slow flanger effected sweeps back and forth and volume of vocals is totally in-your-face. It is one of less interesting in series, its just because its typicality vs. most other artists submitting so killer stuff.

Mlehst "Dreams Crossed Out" 7"
Self Abuse, murder case #4
Quite stand out in series, being almost ambient piece. What makes it tasty, is barbaric quality of it. In a sense that there is very obvious delay-pedal tricks. "90's tape noise feel" adds so much to experimental ambient. Simple, primtive, but good!

DEAD BODY LOVE "Grace" 7"
Self Abuse, murder case #3
Was quite distracted when trying to listen this yesterday at Sarvilevyt when preparing for MK9/SS/BU gig. Too many distractions and was hard to capture feeling of 7" even with 4 spins. But return with no people around, crunchy electronic noise is 100% guaranteed head fuck.

TAINT "When You Meet A Stranger" 7"
Self Abuse, murder case #2
Some of the most complex and lets say well made Taint. Not total in-your-face, but what it loses is lack of sheer brutality, it simply overpowers with excellency in craftsmanship, composition and raw sonic disturbance.

Hanged Mans Orgasm "Frenzy" 7"
Self Abuse, murder case #1
Skin Crime side project which started this series. Field recordings and low humming electronics. Mostly sounds like cracking twigs and walking on leaves in forest. Haunting voices...


PRURIENT "Worm in the apple" 7"
Statik Action Records
Good times of Prurient. Guttural hoarse voice. Utmost screams. Melodic patterns, but only subtle element on the back while raw, distorted loud noise is on the top. Bonus points for including "Show me!" book advert (in swedish) in back cover of ep.. heh..

ALLEYPISSER "savn" 7"
Angoisse
Great 7" of bleak tape industrial noise sound. I guess a lot of people got overdosed by scandinavian tape loop and lo-fi noise, but when you listen stuff like this, I can't be bored. Brilliant stuff. I like even more one of the Alleypisser tapes, but this 7" seems far superior to his new recordings...


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 07, 2014, 01:27:45 PM
Schräge Musik / AntiChildLeague "Eternity / III Me Me Me" 7"
Schräge Musik
Gothic feel over this industrial stuff, what occasionally come close to contemporary "power electronics". Heavy and dark soundscapes and vocals over it. Never aggressive or noisy, but no melody, subtle simple rhythm, etc. Schräge Musik is Patrick of Sixth Comm.

THOROFON / IDPA split 7"

State Art
First release by State Art label, and I assume also first Thorofon and first Idpa too. Noisy, commanding power electronics from Thorofon, who is still messy and raw compared to even first LP. Idpa delivers minimalist dark ambinet with slowly waving rhythm of bassy electronics. Idpa was mr. State Art's own project.

SMELL & QUIM / TAINT split 7"
Red Stream
S&Q starts with cut up of spoken word pieces and then progresses into drum machine/guitar junk and down-pitched shouting vocals. Nowhere near as good as S&Q is at their best, but something oddly bizarre in their approach captures me. You never know what to expect, even if releases would have been recorded in same era.
Taint starts with some acoustic junk sounds. Some metal, some appear more like bricks or stones?! Then hits in hard distorted harshness. Piercing feedback, and same rumble of manual noises continue below the fierce harsh noise. Some spoken word appears in end of song, but most of all it's brutal harsh noise. Despite all simplicity, still very tasty.

VIOLENT ONSEN GEISHA "Balloon Collector in the wilderness" 7"
Japan Overseas
Nice cover art here. Music is pop music cut ups. Short cuts of song patterns, wrong speed, loops, scratching... Never very brutal noise. Few moments of distorted screamy voice and heavy metal riffing over dumb drum machine beats. In world of collage music / turntable mis-use, VOG perhaps isn't absolute top performer, but again, 7" works pretty well. I doubt I'd listen stuff like that from full length album too often...

AMPS FOR CHRIST / 1-EYED CYCLOPS split 7"

Empty Chairs
For some reason I like AFC quite a lot. Mix home jamming folk with experimental electronics, and generally its something I can't handle. This, especially opening track, has captured my brain quite well and I remember it well despite hearing song years ago.. This guy was the machine/electronic gardget builder for Man Is The Bastard/Bastard Noise. He uses some of the similar ones, but leans much more organic direction.
1EC from Italy is much less interesting. Kind of similar category of goofing around with guitar and rubbish, but short songs are nothing beyond the averge bedroom experiments with guitar, some toys and 4-tracker..

VICEKOPF "Principia Schizophonica" 7"
RRRecords
1990 recording of side project of Gregory Whitehead. Audio-poetry? Spoke-word cut up? Obscure, bizarre and weird is what it is. Especially 2nd track, "How To Pronounce "Prothesis"" is just oddities of speaking excercises etc. A-side is less interesting, although something dysfunctional and disturbing emerges through multilayering spoken fragments what repeat themselves.

BURNING STAR CORE "Body Blues" 7"
Hospital productions
Two very nice blurry drone tracks. Especially I like B-side, but nothing wrong with more bass loaded a-side either. Everything saturates into one warm analogue blurry sound, what includes plenty of elements and active sound fragments that create the final piece. I take this over digital and synthetic dark ambinet any time...



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 07, 2014, 02:07:43 PM
BURNING STAR CORE "Body Blues" 7"
Hospital productions
Two very nice blurry drone tracks. Especially I like B-side, but nothing wrong with more bass loaded a-side either. Everything saturates into one warm analogue blurry sound, what includes plenty of elements and active sound fragments that create the final piece. I take this over digital and synthetic dark ambinet any time...

Was he the violin guy?

A 7" triptych that sprung to mind the other day are THURNEMANS. Punishment As Reward, Willhelm and Hatha Yoga. It's been a while since I listened to them but how excellent they are. Still available for more than reasonable money on discogs. Made up of the mythical charachter P Axelsson. A degenerate who works at sea. Listening to them now. Great stuff. I may write a more detailed review later. 


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 07, 2014, 02:30:19 PM
SKIN CRIME / PAIN JERK split 7"
Self Abuse
Both sides offer extreme harsh noise. Skin Crime has more straight forward heavy blast, while Pain Jerk strikes with loops, zipzap lazer electronics and crunchy and punchy assults of noise. What Skin Crime wins with sheer brutality, it loses with being very much "the same" from beginning to end, while Pain Jerk wins for delivering more surprises, it loses for lacking the bassy heaviness and ongoing merciless force of Skin Crime. There, both compliments eachother well, and its a pleasure to flip sides over and over again.

PSYCHONAUT "Zos Vel Thanatos" 7"
Ajna
I have vague memory of owning also Valefor presents Psychonaut tape, but this 7" really is only release I liked quite a lot. Especially Psychonaut 75 became such a musical farce that all the feel was lost... this 7" from late 90's was still wildly echoing, sounds of flutes, bone percussion and vocal invocations. Both sides quite similar, but b-side works even better as vocals operate more on quiet chanting style.

PRURIENT / JOHN WIESE "cloven spike" 7"
Hospital Productions
2008 released, ltd 150 one-sider. Recorded in NYC, mixed in LA. I would guess, based on what I hear, that a lot of sound is by Prurient and mixing by Wiese. There are also lots of Wiese-esque sounds, but especially mix is far away from typical Prurient. When two guys do what they handle the best, Prurient with utterly fierce noise and electronics and vocals, Wiese with top notch cut up & mastering, this 7" is really great noise blast.

DAVID JACKMAN "Laus" 7"
Die Stadt
Reversed, waving, symphonic orchestral bits organized into slowly moving, but heavy sounding soundscapes. Deep melancholy, bizarre dissonanse what isn't present in a lot of classical music. At the same time great stuff I admire, but also ask myself what the fuck? Why same short piece on both sides? Why can't he put out proper releases like everyone else? Luckily this isn't some 2 minute piece made out of single orchestral loop, but still...



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 07, 2014, 02:33:48 PM
BURNING STAR CORE "Body Blues" 7"
Hospital productions
Two very nice blurry drone tracks. Especially I like B-side, but nothing wrong with more bass loaded a-side either. Everything saturates into one warm analogue blurry sound, what includes plenty of elements and active sound fragments that create the final piece. I take this over digital and synthetic dark ambinet any time...

Was he the violin guy?

A 7" triptych that sprung to mind the other day are THURNEMANS. Punishment As Reward, Willhelm and Hatha Yoga. It's been a while since I listened to them but how excellent they are. Still available for more than reasonable money on discogs. Made up of the mythical charachter P Axelsson. A degenerate who works at sea. Listening to them now. Great stuff. I may write a more detailed review later. 

Yep. He's the violin guy, but not playing violin here. Nor it's the improv stuff kind of material. I used to be quite cautious to approach any BSC stuff, and I associated it with the prototype of "USA hipster noise", but he's both great guy and also made some great releases.

THURNEMANS certainly should be mentioned! I think I have in my record store bunch of 7"s for years.. maybe in mailorder too? Stuff that very few seems to care/remember, but best of his stuff is really nice.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: tisbor on October 07, 2014, 09:30:18 PM
Uh nice topic! I'll pick up some of the suggestions :)


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Baglady on October 07, 2014, 11:04:35 PM
Thought I should write about the THURNEMANS 7"s after work tonight but mr Unrest got there first, heh.. Great stuff! Haven't heard Punishment as Reward yet though. How does it differ (if at all) from Willhelm and HathaYoga?
Need to pick up the first 7" and the Estheticks Of Cruelty comp which also has a Thurnemans track.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 07, 2014, 11:25:53 PM
It's the one with the best artwork foir a start. A big fold out sleeve with plenty of photos relating to the subject. The music is the same heavy, buzzing death industrial of the other two 7"s. Not sure which rpm it's meant to play at but I keep it at 33. It's heavier like that. Great stuff!

EDIT: Just flipped the record over to (re)discover a good Onkel Kånkel beat on that side. Makes me feel like dancing.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Baglady on October 08, 2014, 11:44:55 AM
It's the one with the best artwork foir a start. A big fold out sleeve with plenty of photos relating to the subject. The music is the same heavy, buzzing death industrial of the other two 7"s. Not sure which rpm it's meant to play at but I keep it at 33. It's heavier like that. Great stuff!

EDIT: Just flipped the record over to (re)discover a good Onkel Kånkel beat on that side. Makes me feel like dancing.

No RPM on the first one either, hah? Hatha Yoga sounds great at any speed, but I prefer 33. More music for the hard earned money (29kr/3,50€ i think it was).


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: GEWALTMONOPOL on October 08, 2014, 12:34:19 PM
The label says 45rpm but like you I want my money's worth. Plus 33 is just right for mongo dancing to the Onkel beat. In the bottom right hand corner on Punishment it says "Pay no more than 20 SEK". Anyone paying more than that is clearly being rippped off by those who don't respect the punk ethic behind it.

PAY NO MORE THAN 20 SEK!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 08, 2014, 03:54:03 PM
ANTICHILDLEAGUE & SILENT ABUSE "She lost control" 7"
Hagshadow
Noisy, she-lost-control kind of power electronics assault. Silent Abuse screams like maniac. Gayas style approaches quite close to Con-Dom style repeated short sentences - a'la Bible Right. Compared to latest album of ACL, this older stuff is far less interesting and technically inferior, but it also does have more dirt to it.

VIVENZA "Fondements Bruitistes" 7"
Electro Institut
1984 release of Vivenza and still stands as one of absolute highlights. It's hard to say what exactly makes this so damn good, but like last time I was listening this, couldn't turn it off until 5 times reached. To me this appears like stuff what one could listen entire day. Just two short tracks. Loops, live manipulation, subtle sounds, utmost industrial music atmosphere. Just perfection.

TERRE BLANCHE "The Sickle Cell" 7"
AWB
Times when racist power electronics was unusual. Or was it? Maybe not. After two tapes, TB release 7" with two piercing, feedback/drone type of power electronics blasts. Nothing ultra ripping or sadistic. More moody and atmospheric after all. Exploitation of lowest gutter interests of underground collectors. Back cover suggests 3 member line-up of skinheads, but I guess most know that it wasn't exactly the case.

V/A "Japan Bashing Three" 2x7"
Public Bath
1991 Japanese compilation with big names of the time. Hijokaidan is merciless. Utterly energy filled, yet fully treble based screech. Instant 3 rotations on their side. Solmania is quite lazy guitar noise in terms of distortion levels, modulation tempo and physical assult on strings. But in a way unique and different from everybody else. Hanatarash shows skills of crazy surreal loops and sound collages while Masonna screams his lungs out. Out of all these, Hijokaidan truely is king of noise. While Masonna may have won points for its wacky noise in past, but survived test of time weakest of all these four.

AMK "hi-fi" 7"

Banned productions
Lock-grooves all over the place. Yeah. Nice, but not for listening records...

PAIN JERK / BASTARD NOISE -split 7"
Alternative Tentacles
So what got Alternative Tentacles to put out stuff like this? MITB split with Mumia? Well, one side pretty good noise blast. One side quite generic noise with Wood roaring on top. It's ok, but even with several spins, hard to find what exactly would rise this among top 7"s of either project...

BOOK AND SWORD 7"
Warcom Media
Facist electronic music for new era. Or what was it called? Oddities from Sarote Industries label roster. At one hand it's just silly goofin' around with gear, not knowing whether should aim for Joy Division postpunk or NON kind of industrial. And in the end, not really having what it takes to create classic release. But under-the-radar fascist music oddities, who wouldn't welcome copy in their record shelves?!

DUST BREEDERS "Cargo" 7"
First heard about these on their collaboration with Junk. Then proceeded grabbing more stuff. While Junko collaboration and some others are very tasty lo-fi ripping noise, this is different. Especially one side is more about tribal drumming. Or should I say some nutcase doing fast bongos? Nothing spectacular here. It's good divider on playlist between good 7"s so you realize how good some stuff really is and how this isn't. hah.

DIETER MUH "Aakal / Nostrum / Earblind" 7"
Harbinger Sound
Good release from DM. It's calm, almost to be filed in ambient category, but still the post-industrial wibe of all sorts lurks in. Being too active for "ambient". Too hand made/noisy loops for being just background sound. Never really noisy to be in-your-face industrial music. Good stuff.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 09, 2014, 11:41:28 AM
hmm.., 100 x 7" full and seems like warm up..

DODSDOMD "Everburning Evil Fire" 7"
LSDO
Mjölby / Sweden, power electronics. Guy behind project was involved in bunch of punk bands since 80's. Not sure whether this project is active anymore? Couple CDr's (sssm, self abuse) and couple full lengths on LP and CD. This was one and only 7" and is good stuff. Think of electric high pitched noises a'la Halogen era Whitehouse, Nicole 12, Bastard Noise, OP Rechts, etc. But with perhaps more multi-layered and some crunchy harsh distortions too. Whispering processed vocals on one side. Perhaps this style is not as popular as the "lo-fi" gutter violence, but to me it appeals strongly. Certainly his LP worth to pick up too!

TAINT / STRICT split 7"
Ajna
Taint offers couple samples of little girls and massive bolt of harsh noise blast. Good, perverted, sickening dark noise as always. Strict is winner here, though. Utterly demented high pitched screaming voice and piercing feedback and few crushing noises over throbbing, oscillating synth line. In all its simplicity it's like classic SJ sound from early 80's taken to 90's for little bit more clarity and force. Absolute masterpiece here.

KADEF "Secret Rave" 7"

Membrum Debile Propaganda
Kalojan Witanski's project is something I know couple guys worship, but overall seems to be totally overlooked? Primitive german noise. Lots of loops on this one, totally effect free and raw hand made primitivism. Packaged into enema bag, complete with tube etc. And that plastic has unfortunately reacted vinyl vinyl itself over the years. Some sorts of plastics just do it. Exchange of molecules or whatever there happens and surface of transparent vinyl is full of chemical imperfections and it results even the sound of vinyl. But as sound of noise is so brutal and coarse, constant surfacenoises don't really ruin whole thing. First side has the loop dominated rhythm while second side is utter noise wall with great primitive texture.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Mattias G on October 09, 2014, 07:20:05 PM

DODSDOMD "Everburning Evil Fire" 7"
LSDO
Mjölby / Sweden, power electronics. Guy behind project was involved in bunch of punk bands since 80's. Not sure whether this project is active anymore? Couple CDr's (sssm, self abuse) and couple full lengths on LP and CD. This was one and only 7" and is good stuff. Think of electric high pitched noises a'la Halogen era Whitehouse, Nicole 12, Bastard Noise, OP Rechts, etc. But with perhaps more multi-layered and some crunchy harsh distortions too. Whispering processed vocals on one side. Perhaps this style is not as popular as the "lo-fi" gutter violence, but to me it appeals strongly. Certainly his LP worth to pick up too!

He is still around and does music. But not that recording active i guess. Released a CD on L White some years ago, i think that was the latest. He does mixerfeedback on his studio mixing board as main instrument. 24 channels maybe? A really big one. Not the ideal gear for live action i guess. 


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: collapsedhole on October 09, 2014, 10:13:42 PM
control - praying to bleed - lsd organisation, 2000

side a: all synth power electronics, always with more european style of composition then a lot of other american acts. dominant low end wall, some far off reverbated sounds and utmost distorted vocals that are more like element of noise outburst helping move the track along. problem with this record has always been the mastering - even with mixer channel cranked loudest noise is vinyl surface popping.
side b: more minimal side to control here with low end synth throb and a quieter vocal approach will more layers of synth build atmosphere of extreme tension. hard to believe this is 14 yeas old, i guess i stopped following control around 2005 album, when sounds got cleaner and song structure more predictable, but since old stuff has stood test of time i am curious to check out newer work on ant-zen.

con-demek - deification / results - fourth dimension, 1994

side a: ritual tribal percussion, cymbals crashing, metallic droning, layers of slow whispered voice.
side b: first track is ominous droning with foreign voices and loop of woman screaming being manipulated. second track is tribal drumming scattered around an off-beat industrial loop of a metal banging sound, likely played up and down on keyboard sampler. 3rd track more sample manipulation and droning... real good stuff here, always liked this record. picked this up for 2-3$ 10+ years ago and looks like its still trading around that price today.


pusdrainer / custodian - split - phage tapes / dead pope, 2012
custodian: starts off with harsh junk noise loop while more crashing and feedback interrupt chopped up harsh noise. cuts are fast for the first minute or so then settle down into longer pieces, always remaining in the mic'd metal frequency range. i get the feeling there was post-production done on computer but this sound has good rich quality, not shitty flat computer line in sound. pretty well done, reminds of a less busy pain jerk.
pus drainer: heavily flanged frantic screaming and crude feedback make up this side, sometimes interupted by delay pedal induced rthyms. minimal one take style recording i would like much more if the flanger was turned down!


shredded nerve - retention - torn light, 2014
side a: a slow, lo-fi kinda unclassifiable elecronic sound goes on for awhile while other grimey low end sounds and metallic bang creep around the background. slowly really crude static noise starts blasting in at random moments, everything growing more chaotic as the track progresses before settling down to a quick close.
side b: super slowed down oral grossness starts this side, crude metallic scraping like thin bare wire on chalkboard appears, a really shrill torturous sound that grows in violence before fully taking over. this is a minimal but sound quality is so rotten, i love it, and at intense volume i could see this kinda thing really bothering a person who didnt want to be hearing it!

mauthausen orchestra - smooth hate - bloodlust, 2006
side a: shrill midrange synthesizer slowly oscillates and layers of tone grow. similar in structure to the high-end madness on "continental cruising" - the first track on "raising vapours" cd but mid-range instead. i happen to like that cd so this record is pretty good one to me.
side b: this almost sounds like a down-tuned bass guitar randomly strummed through a chain of distortion pedals... pretty shitty. to me this is emotionless, effortless work and when coming from someone so gifted at creating true aural atrocity, you have to wonder what zoppo was thinking.


ffh - tiocfaidh ar la - gods of tundra, 2007

side a: dense rough layered wall of crunchy noise goes on for half of the side before stereo separation and tension filled tone emerges amongst the wall, eventually degrades into mono recording and side ends. something about the sound quality of this makes it beyond simple noise wall, has a rich depth not easily identified as synth or pedal based, pummeling at loud volume.
side b: good aggressive synth line and samples about the IRA, this time there is commanding vocals, deep and barked with hate filled ferocity.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 10, 2014, 11:28:27 AM
AUBE "Blau + Rot" 7"
aufabwegen
Sounds like source is some sort of vintage electronics or gadgets. zip zap zup, almost like game effects once in a while, but not totally horrid. Its not among my favorites if talking of Aube, but trustworthy quality in composition.

COMBATIVE ALIGNMENT "Image acoustique" 7"
Eternal Soul
Keyboard music, what is somewhere between soundtrack muzak and orchestral "ambient", combined with spoken word bits and pieces. Very heavy slab of vinyl, glossy full color cover. Very "german label" presentation here, and while I could easily listen material few times, very little sinks in my head besides factory default keyboard sounds...

CONTRASTATE "I Am A Clown Collecting Moments (And Other Chocolates)" 7"
Dying Earth Europe
1993 release of Contrastate is same era as Tesco vinyl releases. In other words: Good era! Sound collages, spoken word, experimental post industrial. All sorts of loops and edits, but totally hands-on approach. Certainly worthy addition if you have "A Live Coal Under The Ashes" and "Throwing Out The Baby With The Bathwater" in your shelves!

CLUB MORAL "Lonely Weekend / Gun" 7"
Dead Mind Records
One side live 1981. Other side studio 2003... And you can tell. Old stuff has its charm. Simple pulsation and vocals is name of the game. Newer stuff suffers from utterly clean and synthetic sound. Especially vocal effects that used to be spice of Club Moral power, appear here as tasteless and clumsy. It aways always the question about old men and new gear..........

COSMONAUTS HAIL SATAN "Hellraiser" 7"
Fourth Dimension
Second CHS 7" from early 90's. Still fuckin' brilliant stuff. Should spin all the CHS stuff. Odd sounding, sometimes perhaps out-of-tune guitar/bass/drums or drum machine patterns or other rhythm loops with samples from horror & sci-fi movies played over them. Been listening band since '93 when finnish label Joukkomurha released compilationtape with their tapes put together. Band fits well into era of UK bands (Ramleh, Skullflower, Godflesh, JFK, Pilge Pump, etc etc), but had its own unique sound and presentation.

K2 & HATERS 7"
Banned productions/KMI
Just utterly brilliant cut-up noise in the old ways. Natural, coarse, raw and rugged. Always on the move, always tasty sounds. Absolute masterpiece I was listening over and over and over again yesterday.

K2 & SMELL & QUIM 7"
Kinky Musik Institute
K2 using S&Q side is phenomenal here too. Cut up noise at its best, I'd say. It totally escapes the flatness of contemporary cut up harshnoise, by being pretty much 30% sound collage 70% noise. So it's not all just highly edited burst of distortion, but well balance cut up of interesting noise sounds - that are not all about max digital distortion.
S&Q using K2 sound is much less interesting, but for sake of diversity, it certainly can be listened with pleasure.

K2 & RLW 7"
Kinky Musik Institute
1995 was quite early stuff for RLW. Not yet fallen into too clean electro-acoustic. Over here stuff is just brilliant. Think of P16.D4 easthetic. Mixing noise with tactics of electro-acoustic music. Cut ups, noise. Never the standard digital reverbs and microsecond loops, but there is movement forward here.

Spent hours just with the 3 last 7"s..  Should dig up the other parts of the series. This is the kind of stuff what would be great to see issued as one CD! It would be the ultimate cut up collaboration release...



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: collapsedhole on October 10, 2014, 03:51:33 PM
various: kontrast - 5x7" - duebel, 1997

aube: sound source = the blood vessel. one side ultra high-end tone with barely audible bass rumbling akin to a rythm derived from human pulse...slowly the high end fades and the low end gets a little louder and a light sound almost like sucking in spit slowly moves around - extremely minimal, quiet piece that 7" lends perfect length this time. b-side takes a totally different approach with the human pulse ran through distortion making a loud loop with delay and other effects added until track gets about as chaotic as aube can get. certainly not the worst aube 7" by a long shot!
contagious orgasm: both sides offer up blurry industrial soundscapes very much like other contagious orgasm of the period. think "illegal occupation of ears" cd style. reverbated metal, voices, sparse radio signals, minimal droning electronics with overall dark and ominous atmosphere.
msbr: one side starts like a feild recording with random movements echoing about...sometimes electronics build, or some crunchy noises appear but this is interesting for msbr as this remains very quiet for almost the whole side. eventually LFO synth noise comes in followed by a layer of delay like train clatter and piercing highend tries to bite its way through. eventually turns to static, then back to the quiet feild recordings - flow to track isnt that great, would like it much better if the middle section of LFO sounds wasnt there and instead stayed on the quiet side. other side is spacey synth loops interrupted by thick fierce noise. almost with k2 cut-up style feel. while the noise elements are great the synth sounds and blatant cycling through "multi-fx effects" are pure wank and this would be so much better if the noise was able to be let loose!
schloss tegal: cold, desolate dark ambience. one side layeres of light industrial synth machinery droning on top, the other more organic sound...like mud-caked farm equipment struggling on in misery. really well done stuff. think yen pox, blood box, caul, heid, etc....
toy bizzarre: side a starts with shrill feedback with some square-wave synthesis and other electronic sounds comepete against one another. things get quiet, a lot of reverb with strange electronic knob twiddling noises before being starkly interrupted by chopped up more organic sounding harshnoise, kinda john wiese feel. then record gets almost silent for a long while before droning and chopped up noise comes back only to disappear again. this cycle repeats a time or two more before ending in pure "ambient noise". b-side is super minimal, barely audible for the first half before turning into tonal drone piece ending with static buzzing and windchime like sounds. whole record has strange flow, is a lot happening, or nothing? 



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: SILVUM on October 10, 2014, 09:28:20 PM
V/A – Finish 2X7” Drahtfunk-Products
I enjoy 7” comps, but I prefer when each artist gets an entire side of each record (or when each side has 10 or more artists), but this comp makes it ok by doing my favorite thing, which is by including a booklet where each band gets their own page (some get 2 here), it’s fun to see who is using what techniques, who has a computer in 1997, who is probably still using paper, feels like that little boost of surface to get a message across compensates for time, but luckily pressed at 33, nobody seems entirely rushed.  Brume starts with the unfortunately titled “Internet Midi Zombie”, it’s fine, swooshing noises, and then some rhythmic thing with banshee sounds, I’m ok when he shows up on a comp, but his work is too scattered to really grab me.  Next is Astro, with hard sculptural psychedelic electronics, like a constantly warping structure floating in space more than any kind of narrative, it sounds exactly like a guy turning knobs on a synthesizer, and that is something I think I now definitely have more than enough of, but he does it fine, sadly it does seem to just get faded out, no resolution, but it’s not jarring.  MSBR, hard close heavy electronics, starting with his tonal roaring monster call thing, and that sort of dips in and out of static, with shifts in surge density and direction in ways that propel the piece nicely.  Again, I’m sure you all know that tonal prism sound he uses, this is it (I have an interview somewhere where he mentions what the exact piece of gear is, was it a bass synth?).  This piece has a better more rounded out presence and power than the live tracks which seem to make up a lot of his later discography, so it’s really worth seeking out as an MSBR fan, especially over some later CDR releases.  Then Salt, his track is fine, it’s basically just doing what Aube does, even the aesthetic of his page.  It’s all made from engine sounds, it’s a very tastefully done collage of sounds.  I’ve never been moved by stuff this guy does, it’s always, pretty good, but doesn’t grab me viscerally or interest me.  Record 2, Contagious Orgasm when he was still good, weird samples, lots of reverb, kinda muddy and dense in his flat way, some metallic sounds and dripping, eventually a siren and it gets rhythmic, but it’s still industrial, not techno.  Then Thirdorgan, wild screaming / squealing electronics noise that’s harsh and piercing and sharp… but it sounds like it’s small… it’s cool, but it sounds like a model, which is an interesting sonic scale.  The Aube track is next, and Aube on 7” up to 1999 or so, is pretty great in my experience…. nicely developing looping densities with static fuzz loops shifting around and building in thickness to a nice full stop, not full on assault noise Aube, but just a really nice textural statement that stays on the harsher side of things.  Comp closes out with Macronympha, a really murky, but not fully assaultive piece, grimy muck density with some tonal lines and rhythmic stutterings and blips inside all the crud, sounds like surging sewer waters with weird stuff surfacing now and then.  I think this type of work reveals itself nicely over longer durations, but I didn’t feel cheated or deprived here, it was a nicely shifting piece that said a respectable amount, even though it does seem to just cut off.  I think this comp is still around even though it’s signed and numbered only 300 copies, so definitely worth grabbing.

Shimpfluch-Gruppe / Peeled Hearts Paste ‎– No More Gun (Live In Nippon) 7” dualpLOVER
I’m always bummed out by the cover of this record… my pile of Schimpfluch 7”s look great, minimal design, cool scrawlings, weird photos… and this guy, a green and orange… toucan… gun… speaking with a comic word balloon…. I wish it was a black and white photo of a naked guy curled up on the floor with a girl puking on a wig on a table with some hand scrawled text in illegible German… P.H.P. side is a live recording of feedback and yelling and some percussion and electronics, I think.  Schimpfluch side is live room recording of buzzing amps and moaning man vocalizations and some attempted puking sounds, attempted puking in a bucket sounds, growls, feedback, some electronic sounds of unclear origin, loud manimal moaning, it’s totally wretched and absurd, so, I’ll just keep dealing with this sleeve… probably just make my own for it.  I hate audience reactions captured for posterity, but the immediate laughter at conclusion then record silence was nice.

K2 – Hofradma 7” Myotis
I listen to my K2 7”s all the time, more than any of the other stuff of his, just when I need to chew on scrap metal for a few minutes, delight.  1996-7 Era K2 = cool metal junk screeching scraping and clanging sounds cut around with perfect static sheets, feedback threads, and furnace blast electronics… Not much to say, it’s K2 from my favorite era crushing.  Nice inclusion of some weird panicky vocal outbursts, I’m not crazy about short pedal loops, but it’s never done to an upsetting degree.   The B side is more heavy cut up metal noise, nothing to add besides, it’s fucking awesome, has nice blaring car horn and pulse sections, and I always admire his use of micro blips of silence, it’s like a weird trick that slams me right back into the intensity, too short to be cuts to new tracks, too carefully and regularly deployed to feel like glitches, the K2 mini silences are just like perfect little periods or visual cuts, maybe it’s just an editing thing he can’t help or doesn’t even care about, but it is an incredibly important element of what makes his work so powerful to me.

Big Stick ‎– Drag Racing 7” Recess Records
I’m always looking for records like this, almost songs, but more documents happening out of pure willpower more than talent.  Track 1 is a dude talking about political assassinations with a weird tripping beat and some guitar, but all sloppy and robotic, Track 2, the masterpiece Drag Racing, weird drum machine, very similar to the first track, more weird stuttered vocal lines, like they sampled all their vocals and instead of singing it, just played portions on a sampler, but this also has a dosed out chick mumbling crap about her clothes, it’s great.  I live for fucked broken music like this.  B side basically the same shit, weird sloppy beat, drunk on the couch guitar commentary and weird rambling drug vocals and samples, and the last track is also just as cool as the others and is the same elements while the girl mumbles about something.  I’m sure it’s objectively awful, but I love it.  Perfect 7”.

V/A – We Hate You 7”+CD Jazzassin Records
OK, I guess I’ll just talk about the 7” portion.  I admit I basically bought this comp only for The Gerogerigegege and Merzbow (already have the Aube).  The Origami Republika track is fine, just like, ok we like T.G. industrial.  The Gerogerigegege track… is like 30 seconds of tapping on a table with Juntaro reciting some lyrics in a silly voice… I do like that it’s notated as take 11, and that everyone including whoever was holding the Walkman is fully credited.  I think it’s time for the full Discipline cover sessions to be released on 7”… maybe Lasse has all of them??? The A.P. track is more: we like T.G. fun (a lot of the CD is like this too, feels like a party of people having fun, probably the only way to really approach a tribute comp without seeming dumb), The Inca Eyeball track is great for what it is, a very amusing project, I would be happy to walk by if he was playing in the subway or something, I.E. has an unmistakable sound, I imagine they always play open mic nights at my dream noise world bar, The I.O.S. Weeping cover is pretty successful for a seemingly straight on cover, female vox ver, it’s nice to hear.  The Kapotte Muziek thing is fine, just an exercise. The Merzbow one is good, satisfactory length, it’s solid and heavy and sounding very clearly like he is using T.G. as source material, which is stated in the liners, so it’s hard to hear it as NOT a T.G. remix, so as a curiosity it’s nice.  Cool comp, but I don’t think I’ll play it again soon unless some other T.G. fan wants to hear it over drinks.

Déficit Des Années Antérieures – Miss Vandann 7” Illusion Production
I was for some reason quite obsessed with getting as much Illusion Production stuff as I could in highschool, I dunno if it was just cus the descriptions were cool in Anomalous and Nuit Et Brouillard catalogues, but in the early days of my ebay addiction, I had some luck winning rare junk cheap cus most people would either not search the bands full name, or nobody cared at the time, whatever the reason, I remember being insanely excited to get this for like 9 bucks.  I basically got rid of most DDAA, it’s fine, but not directly what moves me, but I do still really like the first few years, still after Aventures En Afrique 7” and Bacterial Voice Epidemia 7” if anyone doesn’t need those and wants to trade.  I was really impressed with the packaging at the time, I still find it beautiful, yellow and pink screen printing on a black sleeve.  It also comes with a toy soldier, a piece of ancient gum, a postcard, “Illusion Production Magazine No. 1, a paper airplane model “kit”, a semi abstract architectural mini poster, and a cool screen printed pin up of “Miss Vandann”, and it’s all in a bag, and includes a folded piece of cardboard that would be placed over the top of the bag, and a sealed copy would look like one of those cheap bags of toys and candy in a checkout aisle, an excellent presentation.  A side is an angular little anti pop song, simple guitar, primitive minimal wood block sounding electronic percussion and persistent mantra like vocals.  B side is guitar plucking and a pulsing violin like - synthesizer drone which subtly escalates in intensity, but never to any outrageous explosion, not mindblowing, but a nice little breather after the more intense A, and it’s basically long enough to develop a defined space in its short running time.  The B side also delivers a little better on 33.  A cool record from 1979.

Déficit Des Années Antérieures – Front De L'Est 2X7” Illusion Production
Another one I got for like $9 on Ebay forever ago.  This was released with four covers with a fragile paper band wrapped around and a booklet, I have the camo cover, which luckily I feel looks the best.  A side, has more primitive woodblock percussion, a frantic Frenchman chanting the “Danse..Danse....” of the title and a few other words.  Some minimal textural accents of a gently surging type radio static sound.  Eventually a few moments of female vocals at the end.  B side is two pieces, the first is meandering guitar and buzzing synth then a Humphrey Bogart dialogue sample in the transition and the second piece is some kind of toys and bells percussion with slightly more desperate vocals, they get a little too passionate for my tastes though the percussion and voice merge into that mantra zone that I like near the end, but it’s the early D.D.A.A. sound, so it’s pleasant enough with some coffee in the morning.  Record two starts with distorted voices and some simple sunny piano, I enjoy the minimal combination of weird distorted repetitive… counting?  and simple piano, kinda sounds like that first Yoran 7” I desperately need.  2nd piece on this side is barely there percussion, minimal one note guitar, and gradual surges of white noise.  The last side is gentle contemplative minimal piano and a slow chant with a somewhat more insistent male voice above the rest.  Again, I like early DDAA, but I don’t need that much of this kinda stuff.

Contagious Orgasm ‎– Hydrophobia 7” Ant-Zen
I still haven’t worn the T-shirt... one day.  A side: cool smashing and looping that reaches that classic smeared grey density that I like with old Contagious Orgasm.  Some buried feral growl vocals, and a few tightly packed layers of textures… eventually some movie samples, and radio, but the selection is very unique to his style, where it seems like the samples don’t really make the most sense, I’m used to people sampling heroic speeches, not some odd dialogue from Silk Stockings… then it enters a final phase of some undulating synthetic static, female screams, and the loops all building to a vhs cinematic pool of sex death… I love how the flatness of so much early C.O. gives a very visual sensation; I’m sure informed by his great early design work, I feel like I’m hearing dense foliage of xeroxed bodices and circulatory systems… B side is samples of voices, rhythmic clanking, sheets of grey unclear audio, obscured actions, drops out to cinematic strings, weird moaning, some drum machine comes in at one point, but it’s staggered and not too loud… an interesting journey through decayed industrial spaces (they feel like movie sets though, not actual factories), peeking in rooms, surprised by who and what resides, all very Eraserhead soundtrack.  This is quite a long 7” at 33, both sides are around 10 minutes, perfect when I need his world for a bit.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 11, 2014, 12:43:46 PM
CLIMAX DENIAL / CRANIOPAGUS split 7"
Razors And Medicine
I remembered I liked CRANIOPAGUS on this 7". Climax Denial to me, doesn't sound too good. Vocal sound is horrible. Line-in digital sounding material doesn't help. It's not absolute atrocity, but in world where you have several decades worth of great power electronics, don't get excited of this type of stuff. CRANIOPAGUS is perhaps even more modern sounding. But in their thick and full sounding keyboard (?) wall and processed vocals, there is something good in there. In a way, feels like material that will date quick and be reminder how late 2000's was popular time for PE, but perhaps generated less timeless classics?

CHEAPMACHINES / FAMILY BATTLE SNAKE split 7"
Harbinger Sound
CM side is brilliant noise. I have never been huge fan of his stuff, for whatever reason. But everything I've heard, has been good. Maybe it's the aesthetics that don't appeal to me as strong as cocks & swastikas? But good multilayered noise what has lots of texture and detail, and instead of gimmicks trusts in basics.
FBS does drone noise, what is surprisingly active and goes forward. New noise power drones gets into mix in constant flow and its perhaps too noisy to label simply as drone, but as for type of sounds, should be accurate. Good 7"

CARLOS GIFFONI "Resignation letter" 7"
Harbinger Sound
Same can't be said about this. Also 2008 release. Ltd 100 tour single. Plain white sleeve with stamped title and numbered by hand. But what an uninspired synth bullshit we have here. I have never heard that CG would have done REMARKABLE album. His gigs worked well with heavy duty subwoofer power and loud volume, but all this synth stuff seems like having guy with two analogue synths with no effects, no interesting recording methods. Just line recording of testing what sort of sounds could be pulled out of these synths. And I can tell: not good ones.

CCCC "Polygon Islands 1 & 2" 7"
Syntactic
In my opinion "Test Tube Fantasy" of CCCC is absolute best of their 7"s, what is so good, that it makes all the rest pale in comparison. This is ultra limited, 85 hand numbered copies. Neat live photos on cover, color vinyl, yeah yeah. Even noise is good. But just good. CCCC at best is AMAZING, so when they are just good, it hardly is level to be satisfied with...

ATRAX MORGUE "I'm infected" 7"
Spaceless Jam
Same could be said about this. I tried and tried to get "in" this. Listened 3 times now and compared to all those great Urashima reissues that has happened, this 7" is just worthless crap. Minimalist high pitched tones doing nothing, going nowhere. If you're buying something, forget this, pick up something on Urashima!

JOE COLLEY / CRAWL UNIT "Clay sound" 7"
Meeuw Muzak
I think it's not so long ago I wrote something about this on forum. Name of the game is that Colley put piezzo mic in bucket filled with dry ceramic clay. Added water. And next c. 10 minutes you'll hear the chemical reaction. No edit. No effects. Just the clay reaction on water. Great stuff. So much things happening, so neat sounds. One can fully ignore the conceptual state-funded-gallery vibe, since it simply works totally as musical piece.

KNIVES "Switchblade Princess" 7"
Troniks
Borges + Blankenship harsh noise project did couple of tapes and this 7". USA harsh noise a'la Troniks 2005. Need to know more? Good stuff. Yet also highly faceless. Underlines by black cover, black insert. Nothing but stamped labels.

THE CHERRY POINT "Dream Warriors" 7"
Static Action Records
Fetishized noise walls. Static, hard, distorted rumble. Vintage sexy chicks on covers. Grainy, grey and rough. In this format, works for me!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bigsby on October 11, 2014, 11:32:58 PM
CLIMAX DENIAL / CRANIOPAGUS split 7"
Razors And Medicine
I remembered I liked CRANIOPAGUS on this 7". Climax Denial to me, doesn't sound too good. Vocal sound is horrible. Line-in digital sounding material doesn't help. It's not absolute atrocity, but in world where you have several decades worth of great power electronics, don't get excited of this type of stuff. CRANIOPAGUS is perhaps even more modern sounding. But in their thick and full sounding keyboard (?) wall and processed vocals, there is something good in there. In a way, feels like material that will date quick and be reminder how late 2000's was popular time for PE, but perhaps generated less timeless classics?



Craniopagus was short lived. i like the Negation is Freedom 7 inch w Sharpwaist. like the C denial split, Cranio's side is reverb-drenched, unadorned power electronics. dictionary denotation, classic. one half of Cranio did a good project called Stillbirth, and is/was doing the Perispirit project.

razors & medicine also did the misinterpreted injury ahlzagailzeguh 7 inch which is exemplary in sound and packaging. i got the one w the x ray. i bet its already been mentioned in this thread.  


i like the c denial artwork on that single, looks like a fetish mag. but i agree his work here is subdued and boring. 7 inch oughtta be high impact.(which he usually is).



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on October 14, 2014, 11:50:19 AM
Kazumoto Endo & Blazen Y Sharp‎– Ask For It By Name
Looped percussive thub-adubba-dub as administered by wooden mallet underscored by mobile panning metallic clatter of a mildly atmospheric persuasion whilst teasy little feedback strips fellate the brass-rimmed exterior. Laid back Vivenzish piss-take, one may taste, growing increasingly flavorsome over the abbreviated course, if sadly devoid of any apparent Endo cameo. Wait. Bejeezus fucking keerist! There 'e is. Fully-loaded. Explosive. Blazing sharp. Fury. Sure to blast one out of the peaceable Blazen y Sharp coma to which attention has been temporarily consigned. Obviously an effect intended all along, and rather Endo-esque of them at that. A sides worth of nasty dental scree compressed into sixty seconds or so. Did I say Bejeezus fucking keerist? The other side harbors none of that funny stuff, favoring some guy recycling wrinkled coke can over oceanic undertow, gradually ratcheting up the backwash if not quite the tension, but oh wait. There it is. The tension. Or at least a little drama. Wrinkled coke can starts its brief trip through festive trash compaction ceremony before unceremonious ka-chunking into bin. Good riddance to be sure, but have indulged this witty little offering more than a few times this evening.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on October 15, 2014, 06:59:20 AM
Kazumoto Endo / Gasolineman - Split
As I recall, Gasolineman, surprisingly, emerged the clear winner on this one. What was I thinking? Like, no fuckin way. Still I can see where I was coming from. Gas-san throws everything at this one. Revved up squealies. Total Maso-worship. Sine wave-ish feedback sheen. Distorto-analog loop-bloopery. And- a brief interval of absolute spastigodhead. At its best, this interval could threaten to shred Endo a new one. Or two. Call it total Maso-worship unleashed in acoustic toilet chamber, flushed with screaming joy. Endo delivers a more stripped-down, straight-ahead, um, Endo. Perhaps this also was where I was coming from, re- above. But the stripped down approach only serves to intensify the piercing brutality of the ever off-kilter hack n wack n slash-ery. Plus a brief cinema snippet of domestic strife, most apropos, re- below. Yes, there is the dead air we all know and perhaps not always love. But 'tis not overly, um, dead- and rather well-timed in setting up Le Ultraharsh Earhole Stab-Stab-StabStabStab of the most uncompromising order. I sit here continually cranking the volume until my earholes are absolutement ripped to le shit. And fucking loving it, natch. I am one sick fuck. Deaf, too, apparently. Oh I see someone closed the door. And the other one. Ha. The car's gone. I'm not making this up. Sorry dearest!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 15, 2014, 11:11:28 AM
Had a "K" day yesterday and today.

KILLER BUG "Cunt Explosion" 7"

Releasing Eskimo
That Hard Panning comp boasted of showing how far Cut-up harsh noise has gone since 90's. And if judging with this particular 7" from 1995, one could come to conclusion that: didn't get very far! If there is prototype for comporary cut-up, it's Kazumoto Endo, and already his work as Killer Big. It's all there. Cutting, stuttering loops, abrupt changes for quiet ambient texture to high energy blasting harsh noise. Panning, intense frequency sweeps. I know that some people brought into game even more precise computer editing, but that's basically moment when flesh & blood transformed into mathematics. Killer Bug is just about as good as contemporary cut up gets. And he was master already back in '95. While back then some people were horrified how he ripped off ideas of Merzbow, now its easy to hear how different the works have been.

KAZUMOTO ENDO "Evergreen" 7"
Pinch a loaf
One side more drenched in reverb kind of harsh noise, while other side more Endo-esque cut up frenzy. He got louder, more compact that while using Killer Bug monicker. Great 7". Excellent companion to his late 90's full length!

KAZUMOTO ENDO / GOAT split 7"
Philosophy Shop Records
Label that was responsible for Endo's full length CD that ought to be regarded as classics of harsh noise cut up. Endo here is loud, direct and intense. So good that unfortunately Goat is sloppy pale shadow in the other side. Clumsy guitar noise snot mixed with lazy harsh noise.

KAPOTTE MUZIEK "Threadments" 7"
Self Abuse
KM sounds here surprisingly lot like Incapacitants or even noisiest of the Hijokaidan. There is undelaying quality sources that build neat detail to overall sound what is utmost wreckage of harsh noise, with raw layer of high pitched distortion on top of everything. Underneath this fuzzy cacophony, you can sense great variation of sounds what makes the "noise wall" interesting. Sound sources were submitted by band called Thread. Never heard of it. Absolutely most violent and noisy KM stuff I have heard. Good 7"!

K2 & PD / K2 & (ISOFC) 7"
Spite / Kinky Musik Institute
K2 teams up with Prick Decay and on other side with (In Spite Of Flaming Creatures). On covers all are only using their initials. This is very nicely in tradition of Noise Tournament series, but not sure if officially part of this? Old style noise cut ups in most interesting and inspiring way, although doesn't quite get on the level of best of the tournaments series. Still can take multiple plays anytime, decades after it came out.. It says 7" is limited to 200, but I have two different versions of this. One with black xerox over red paper, other with 3 colors, black and red print over purple cover. Not sure if there is just one pressing with different kinds of covers?


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 15, 2014, 01:13:08 PM
Kazumoto Endo & Blazen Y Sharp‎– Ask For It By Name
Looped percussive thub-adubba-dub as administered by wooden mallet underscored by mobile panning metallic clatter of a mildly atmospheric persuasion whilst teasy little feedback strips fellate the brass-rimmed exterior. Laid back Vivenzish piss-take, one may taste, growing increasingly flavorsome over the abbreviated course, if sadly devoid of any apparent Endo cameo. Wait. Bejeezus fucking keerist! There 'e is. Fully-loaded. Explosive. Blazing sharp. Fury. Sure to blast one out of the peaceable Blazen y Sharp coma to which attention has been temporarily consigned. Obviously an effect intended all along, and rather Endo-esque of them at that. A sides worth of nasty dental scree compressed into sixty seconds or so. Did I say Bejeezus fucking keerist? The other side harbors none of that funny stuff, favoring some guy recycling wrinkled coke can over oceanic undertow, gradually ratcheting up the backwash if not quite the tension, but oh wait. There it is. The tension. Or at least a little drama. Wrinkled coke can starts its brief trip through festive trash compaction ceremony before unceremonious ka-chunking into bin. Good riddance to be sure, but have indulged this witty little offering more than a few times this evening.

I like this 7" a lot, because unlike some other cut up + "drone" things, here we have guys who are masters in their field. It's not too generic flowing "silence" between the noises, but actually well done and interesting sounds, which contribute to overall composition. When noise hits in, it hits in, but neither the calm moments have been about "just waiting", like sometimes feels when its about synthetic "dark ambient" sounds. Listened few times today.

I listen to my K2 7”s all the time, more than any of the other stuff of his, just when I need to chew on scrap metal for a few minutes, delight.  1996-7 Era K2 = cool metal junk screeching scraping and clanging sounds cut around with perfect static sheets, feedback threads, and furnace blast electronics… Not much to say, it’s K2 from my favorite era crushing.  Nice inclusion of some weird panicky vocal outbursts, I’m not crazy about short pedal loops, but it’s never done to an upsetting degree.   The B side is more heavy cut up metal noise, nothing to add besides, it’s fucking awesome, has nice blaring car horn and pulse sections, and I always admire his use of micro blips of silence, it’s like a weird trick that slams me right back into the intensity, too short to be cuts to new tracks, too carefully and regularly deployed to feel like glitches, the K2 mini silences are just like perfect little periods or visual cuts, maybe it’s just an editing thing he can’t help or doesn’t even care about, but it is an incredibly important element of what makes his work so powerful to me

Exactly! Listened today several times "Renal Economix" pic 7" (praxis Dr. Bearmann) and "Iron Kulture" 7" (self abuse) and still have this Hofradama and couple collaborations in pile to be listened. I like the thing you call micro silences. Not only that, but his trademark metal sounds are different from A LOT of metal junk stuff out there. Being so "normal" ingredients as cutting up junk metal, he managed to create absolutely 100% K2 sound, what one can instantly recognize. This stop & go stuff is once in a while interrupted by more free flowing feel, like b-side of "Renal Economix" with great heavy noise crushing over busy cut ups. Very little "stutter loops" here too. It's occasionally happening on Iron Kulture, but most of all it has very hand made and active feel to it.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 15, 2014, 01:36:18 PM
KILLER BUG "Your wife is mine" 7"
Self Abuse
Less hectic cut up and more "normal noise" than first 7". But of course this is excellent. Really good noise. Short, 45rpm 7", with one of the greatest titles for noise release. Combined with cover of tied up japanese girl looking concerned.

KAZUMOTO ENDO / CRACK FIERCE split 7"
United Syndicate
I remember this was for long my missing Endo wants. I think I'm still missing Gasolineman split, though. I recall this was very small edition, 100? 200? Something like that on Japanese label, and now looking discogs, optimistic price request appears to be close to 30,-
Some years ago when I was in Japan and visited Omega Point shop, they had 3 copies in shelves, priced somewhere like... 300Jpy? I guess it was there what you call dead-stock. Stuff nobody cared for 5 or more years. I regret taking just one, but instead of hoarding potential re-sale / trade stuff, perhaps good to leave it to next finder...  Endo is loud, aggressive, sharp as knife. Not too much of silences, some stutterloops mixed behind restless harsh noise bombardment on top. His silences with reverb spieced flavor in abrupt noise cuts is tastefully inserted in middle of song, so it works as compositional aspect. Beginning and end brings utmost headfuck to ensure noise expectations are satisfied.
Crack Fierce is more of tradition of basic noise. Fast short strong reverb. Japanese 90's style high-fidelity high pitch distortion levels. But very normal, static, not so worthy of celebration, but not bad by any means.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on October 15, 2014, 05:58:53 PM
KAZUMOTO ENDO / CRACK FIERCE split 7"

This is an easy (Endo) favorite. The same stripped down sensibility mentioned in my comment on the Gasolineman split, but significantly fleshed out, ample, full in body. Shit hits so fast and hard one can but gape in stunned approximation of the aforementioned concerned-looking wife... then interlude in which metal-like sources shine bright to counterbalance and- ultimately-  to enhance the straightahead hellfury. The loss of momentum is palpable, never quite fully recovered, methinks, but methinks also this matters not a toss.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on October 16, 2014, 03:30:53 AM
While back then some people were horrified how (Killer Bug) ripped off ideas of Merzbow

What a strange thing to suggest. Even back then. Unless of course we are talking about the mostly worthless Sounds Like Merzbow school of reviewing, en vogue at the time in some quarters, you'd have to be quite deliberately ignorant to offer such a comparison.

There was a rumor floating around about how Bug-san would show up at Merzgigs  and  photograph Akita's set-up - only one of several beauts re- an apparent beef - but I always liked his line, possibly in response to the rumor, that he "thought it could be done better". Now that's the kind of "imitation" of which greatness is born.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 18, 2014, 12:44:07 PM
Obviously one must relate that to time when pretty much each Japanese band had VERY unique and different approach. Although still mid 90's certainly did, even if more pedal noise kind of stuff would emerge..

Sewer Election /  Sanchez Is Driven By Demons split 7"
Sewer Records
SE here, back in 2004, is still high energy cut up noise lazer war. I think I would say I like even more his next phase, but nice to listen this side of Sewer Electrion now, 10 years later. Restless and strong material. On other side of split you have drone/melody/electronics kind of stuff. Nice 7" with hand made sleeve, at least I have SE patch too.

SHIFTS "the absent guitarist" 7"
Korm Plastics
Huh, this is crap. Someone sents Frans De Waard guitar noise and he manipulates it. Yeah. Push flanger on and that's about it. Weak, crappy sound, no imagination in composing the pieces at all.

SURVIVAL UNIT "One mans war / No surrender" 7"
State Art
This was discussed earlier on forum. Really good 7". I remembered it was pretty good, but no, it's better than remembered. Perhaps SU was kind of band who took what Grey Wolves could have been, and with slightly more advance technological know-how and touch of germanic heavy electronics, resulted typical, but very strong material.

SÖLDNERGEIST "Hyperclimax" 7"
Self Abuse
Still damn good german heavy electronics. Maybe their best works would be full length CD's, but this 7" easily gets rotated multiple times when needed dark, brooding, heavy and slow pace electronics. Never quite as violent and noisy as would be to fully qualify "power electronics".

S*CORE "Tarnish" 7"
Drahtfunk
S*CORE "A Jest of Nature" 7"
Afflict Records
Two first 7"s from band. First self financed one all the way back in 1987 and second from mid 90's. I have talked about it so many times in various forums over the years, and I still feel like S*Core is absolutely underappreciated Japanese industrial bands! I mean, you got all the GRIM, White Hospital and all that kind of stuff sought after and worshipped, and then this band who started back in '85, did lots of killer releases of lo-fi gutter industrial, what could be noisy tape works, could be noble loop oriented soundscapes, commanding beats etc. all sorts of stuff, but still very much into S*Core style. Things like "Missing Volume" LP on Zabriskie Point 1998 you can find on discogs for mere 5 euros?! fuck.  Anyways, link here for most atmospheric track of the older 7". Despite years between the works, they could be easily on same album..
from 7":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIpuf4DYo8I
and to check out his early utter postmortem works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaDxJvpQFpk

SMELL & QUIM "Jim Seed Collector" 7"
Praxis Dr. Bearmann
Very charming noise 7"! Always tasty cover, nice lo-fi clatter and possibly short-wave experiments, which makes this S&Q release more easily digestible. No overt goofiness, hardly anything that distracts from just nice racket.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVE7itL5xzc

SMELL & QUIM "Scum-Grief"  flexi 7"
stinky horse fuckers
Great classic cover image. Nice package on one-sider flexi 7" with odd distant beats, some sorts of reeds or whistles blown. Little bit of some sort of crackling acoustic noises on top. Its right there on edge whether this could be sold to you as mystic ritual music from 80's post-industrial underground, or is there bunch of english wankers making fun of something?! Good nevertheless!
 


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 18, 2014, 01:21:15 PM
SHARON'S LAST PARTY "Blue Light and blue eyes" 7"
Segerhuva
Seger 04! Ochu, Jarl, some others in line-up. Swedish industrial noise / heavy electronics kind of works from 2002. One side more busy, aggressive vocals, rhythms and goofy electronic noises, bass too? B-side more subdued, more into tradition of death industrial in Sweden. Good 7"!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INpL9mbJJPk

SPLINTERED "Link Cnadleskin Headwound" 7"

Dying Earth Records
Heavy and slow bounding noiserock industrial music. Besides the sloppy and slow tempo band rocking here in early 90's UK style, good spice is all the experimental additions.

SKULLFLOWER "Total" 7"
Vinyl Communications
one side great drone/feedback stuff, other side pretty lame live material. I wish both sides would be as solid as opening piece. Of course, it's the "same old" we have used to expect from Bower. Guitar and feedback. Nothing new back then, nothing new now, but this era Skullflower appeals to me.

SMALL CRUEL PARTY "Ceremonies of Memory I & II" 7"
Fylkingen Records
Recorded back in 1996, released in 2002. I remember talking with guy in Fylkingen about their releases couple years ago, and he mentioned that none of that stuff is able to live up to their own. I mean, solely depending on state funds that you can make release, which is neat digipak cd with neat booklet, by some apparently who-gives-a-fuck, just to big portion of disc collecting dust at warehouse. Yeah, 2002, still could put of stuff like this. 7" by SCP, band who someone actually wanted to hear and wants to own. Two electro-acoustic pieces here, which sound like field recording of wet stones or other physical matters? I wouldn't rate this among the top of SCP, but it is after all "proposed and unrealized collaboration with visual artist", which maybe originally wasn't meant to stand-alone? Nevertheless, SCP = always pleasure to listen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSFqFdBgX1s

SMALL CRUEL PARTY & SUDDEN INFANT 7"
eM 13n
Perhaps this is among least favorite of SCP. Even if we have two masters teaming up for live show in Switzerland 1997... well, you can't always succeed 100%. It is just clumsy and not so interesting. Hard to say what exactly is wrong, but maybe the rugged SI trash sounds and expected elegance of SCP just doesn't meet here with style...

K2 / RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK "noise tournament vol 4" 7"
Kinky Musik Instityte
But if other Swizz hero didn't quite make it above, R&G here comes as winner. 7" is absolutely fantastic masterpiece. Think of K2 cut up techniques mixed with R&G cut up techniques, and most of all, bizarro audio-world of RG combined to rusty metal junk. Both sides. GREAT !!

K2 / HANDS TO "noise tournament 7" 7"
K2 / AUBE "noise tournament 5" 7"
Kinky Music Institute
Two hard 7"s. Again, how one would "cut and edit" Aube?? It's already work consisting loops, drones, processed sounds. It's difficult task to get anything really exciting done from material that is already chewed up and regurgitated into fully ready sound installation. Aube seems to be no more successful in getting K2 material treatment that would make in unusually good. Hands To doesn't appear like project who'd be too good in mixing other guys works. What to do? Leave tape player to desert and capture that sound when it blasts K2? Could be actually good, but he doesn't do that. Both 7"s good, but choice of partners here bring challenge.

K2 "Hofradama" 7"
Myotis
Silvum wrote good piece about this. Not much to add. Great vocal burts here!

K2 / JALOPAZ split 7"
KMI / Leg Meat
1996 split release. Cut up metaljunk from K2 I've said enough. This is basically just good substitute to Hofradama, Iron Kulture, The Rust, etc etc. but not absolute mandatory if you have them all. Jalopaz is very very raw and primitive noise. Perhaps would do unjustice compare this with Sonic Disorder or at least Earwigs, but its still same sort of no effects, household whatever-makes-noise primitive compositions. In a way, I like it quite a lot, since it evades so much of "normal" artistic sides of noise and relies of sheer primitivism.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 18, 2014, 01:41:19 PM
two more for now..

THE CHERRY POINT & NVH "salt killers" 7"
Troniks
listened this few times last week, then decided to give it little more time. Listening couple times today. Live recording, one sider. Whats the point someone could ask - me included. But it requires you only to listen this and you know why. Starts with someone saying in venue "no fighting! no fighting!" and then blasts the noise. Short and rough noise assault here. Lots of improvised electronics, bassy rumbles, high pitched feedback noises, etc. but managed to completely escape the usual Cherry Point distortion wall approach. While noise itself is just live noise, nothing phenomenal, simply due lack of obvious high-force distortuon screech, this 7" manages to present reason why it would be welcomed into collection what already has lots of Cherry Point stuff. Suitable for especially those who want to sense "room sound" instead of pure line recordings.

STABAT MORS "Ich Bin So Wild Nach Deinem Erdbeermund" 7"
Drone
Two tracks from 2004. Raw, unfinished, abrupt physical noise thrown together. All the things I like in Stabat Mors. But not lo-fi. Very sharp and direct sounds. I don't think this is his best, but what exactly is? Unfinished feel of his releases makes me think its not about "best release", but about overall mood.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: acsenger on October 20, 2014, 02:11:48 PM
Abe SadaOriginal Body Kingdom/Gala Abe Sada 1936 (Stomach Ache Records, 1994)

This 7” is the only release of this duo of Masami Akita and S.M.U.T. (who, according to Discogs, is one Timm Williams). This is top-quality material; harsh noise with a lot of activity going on. It could almost pass for solo Merzbow around 1993/94 except it’s a bit more rhythmic and varied.

AhlzagailzehguhMisinterpreted Injury (2x7”, Razors and Medicine, 2008)

What a band name... This is harsh noise, plain and simple. There are a few clever audio tricks, like channel panning, and some rhythms. Nothing earth-shattering, but a solid release.

Darksmith/Altar of FliesEvery Actual Body/Brittle Bones (Hästen & Korset, 2011)

Split 7”. The Darksmith side is quite weird. It lists “tape, body, room” and the piece consists of extensive tape hiss and the occasional sounds of someone doing some kind of activity in a room. It’s a 5 minute piece and I think it’s just the right length for it to have an impact as something strange in atmosphere and execution, whereas 20 or 50 more minutes would be boring. The AoF side is awesome: it has a bit of a menacing atmosphere at first and then it becomes openly aggressive. The piece has a nicely built linear structure and great sounds; at one point you hear what sounds like a violin or something similar, playing a relatively conventional theme, which comes as a pleasant surprise. Too bad the surface noise on this side is a bit more prominent than would be ideal. Regardless, a very good 7”.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Ganesha23 on October 27, 2014, 11:08:12 AM
Government Alpha / Bruital Orgasme 7"
Underground Pollution / Rohs Prod / Nhdiystrec / Le Magasin De Porcelaine

It's not said anywhere, but I assume that this is a case of one artist manipulating the other's source sounds.

Side A "In Reminiscence (Government Alpha Mix)" is at times noisy but definitely not noise. More of a(n electroacoustic) musique concrete collage of clatter'n'thump. Sounds are good and arranged well, the piece has a logical structure and flow from beginning to end. Works fine at least in this length.

Side B "Ligne De Pression Sélective (Bruital Orgasme Mix)" in its turn is definitely noise. Not overtly harsh though, a couple of fuzz layers and some other sounds in the background. It starts out ok but soon loses its momentum and stays more or less the same (not HNW though) to the abrupt, disappointing end.

Faux Pas: Stoy=Gull 7"
Turgid Animal

Another Lasse Marhaug project, right? No problem, he is good in what he does.

And what is done here is harsh, energetic NOISE. Sounds like two guys recording more or less live. Junk and electronics, feedback, whathaveyou. Tiny music snippets appear a couple of times, maybe from radio or manipulated tape? Side A is more direct harshness with a nasty, piercing feedback section. Side B starts with staggering rhythm and guitar abuse and soon all harsh noise hell breaks loose.

I'm not sure but it feels that these tracks are recorded precisely with 7" in mind instead of being cut from longer jam?

This is harsh noise of energetic, vital, cheerful and life-affirming kind.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on October 29, 2014, 05:21:41 AM
Lasse Marhaug And G-Hörsturz - Mail Collaboration Inferno
“G-Horsturz, what the hell is that?” So opens a review of their wonderfully-titled '95 release on MSNP. Here in 2014, G-Horsturz? Still no idea. A few quite worthy comp tracks here and there. Preference for words like “industrial”, “machine”, and, er, “mega”. And oh- discogs has a Complete Works released on Scrotum in 2008. Hmm. May need that. G-Horsturz. Certainly we are to get no idea via this particular 7incher, the material of Seniors Gebauer n Strübe treated, mixed, molested by the inimitable Marhaug. In a word, primitive. All the familiar filth-grade flavors composing a rough and brittle fabric ever threatening to fall to pieces under the repeated lacerations of cruddy, feedback-tinged, shit-twizzle. Fubar'd stereo in accelerated decline. Not overwhelming, nor of the sort that grabs with anything particularly characteristic, but certainly hits all the correct notes in my book. Flip over and... INFERNO! Is goddamn right. A scorching conflagration from word go, scorch me all the way. Not too much fuel thrown into this fire, an easily managed range of screech and grind brought to harshlife with frequent and tasteful “metal smashing”. No relent, then, not till about the 5'40” mark, at which point things slowly burn themselves to a crisp.


Ruido De Odio / Outermost - No Title / Dissociated Personality
This has sat unopened unplayed for over fifteen years. Thank you Special Interests! (Um, possibly.) How to sum the assorted grindcore diversions of Ruido De Odio? Utter crap. Useless, pointless, garbage. Kinda like it. Grows on you anyway, or it would, if they would just TURN DOWN THE GODDAMN DRUMS. Vocals nicely ground to pulp, will give them that. And at least each brief fecal bi-product does not overstay its diswelcome. What more to add? Um... er... uh... geez, isn't it over yet, fuck. Okay, Outermost. The main event so to speak. Cheap-o beatbox opener abruptly shredded apart by very Maso-ish vocal incursion and the utmost white-hot flanged-out primitivo. All points scored on the level of harshness, few others worthy of note. Then the Real Outermost steps up and things get a tad wider in range- spasticating masticating assaultive, vocals up a few rabid notches, all cut to ribbons in the briefest of un-artful fragmentation, a good thirty-eight seconds worth. Then it ends. Certainly not among the better Outermost, certainly among the worse Outermost, and easily among the most brutal of shite he has offered. I might just listen to this side again some day.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on October 29, 2014, 08:15:35 AM
There's G-Hörsturz interview in some old old Freak Animal zine.. #8 ?
I used to be in touch with one of the guys. Members came more from punk/grind background, and in such a youthful scene, considered themselves old guys. If I'm not mistaken,  they were closer to 40 in mid 90's. Making them now approaching magical age of 60+ and unlikely very active in scene..? They live far away from eachother and recorded rarely. It's great noise, though! Bass + guitar. That's about it. Some power tools to play instruments was used, I think? Demo tapes and MSNP releases very good. One 7", this collaboration 7"..  mr. Gebauer was the one I was actively tape-trading with and got lots of Japanese noise goodies..


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on October 29, 2014, 05:36:27 PM
Thanks for the info. The MSNP was the first – and last – proper full-length I heard from these guys. Of course, when the hidden hand of Roemer is in play, “proper” is a relative term. I found the tape to be very dense, very heavy, slow moving, suffocating; more so than anything else coming out of the label at the time, but not to the extent that one couldn't wonder whether a little label-boss-molestation was in the works. Would wonder too how the MSNP might compare to the somewhat comparably titled “Crush The Mega Machine”, listed under Miscellaneous in discogs and looking rather MSNP-esque. One might ask: whom was riffing on whom? Or perhaps just a generational thing...


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on October 31, 2014, 06:26:40 PM
Brighter Death Now‎– Nordvinterdöd
Damn, this is one heavy slab of vinyl. Literally. Let fly and get some good air on this puppy. Figuratively speaking, with respect to the character of the sound proper, this is, by the BDN standards enshrined in the Great Death set to which it is appended, far from heavy. Stripped back, bared in the bones, as emaciated as the corpse depicted on the title-side of this picdisc, one could easily envisage this as culled from earlier CMI archive material, or as out-take from, say, the first Archon Satani tape on (CMI sub-label) Sound Source. Throw in the word “Nekrophile” just for fun. In this latter capacity, of course, is where the material really comes to Death. That is, with respect to the wonderfully dirge-flavored ritual atmos. And there it is, friends, a perfect candidate for my favorite nonexistent genre: Ritual/Dirge. Principally percussion-driven, enlivened with groaning shit-moans, the two sides complement each other perfectly. Where the title track simply throbs, in considered deliberation, to the aforementioned fecal-devotional, the flip-side ups a notch in muted aggression, under-scoured shizzled vocal distortions fighting a thunderous tide which comes, and comes, in continuous waves of thugga-thugga-thugga. At intervals I could swear I make a word or two out, a seeming mockery of the subject at Death's hand, as meanwhile the racket underscoring the tri-thugga bleeds a little more ragged. Never to let itself get out of  (Death's skeletal) grip, of course, as we screech in style to the grave.


Here's one that I wrote some evenings back but in the cold light of day could not bring myself to post. After a few cans, looks alright...

The Hearing Trumpet / Knurl‎– Marvelous Love / Torticollis
The Hearing Trumpet. Always associated them with my earliest, fanboyish, forays into the genre of Cool Music; the Zoviet Frances, the Illusions of Safety, the P16.D4s. A genre to which, in deference to FILTH, I would pay gradually diminishing ear service as the 90s wore on, and a time around which the decidedly untimely work of Mssrs Garmbier and Hallock would formally present itself. Got a fair few tapes of said work, can't remember if I ever gave but one the most cursory of listens. Nary a chance accorded, in other words, and in the meantime, quite shockingly, probably skipped the attendent Knurl, too. (Well, excuse me. Got plenty prime tapes from the prime welder, what I need with his dinky little 7inch?) “For fucksake man, quit yer dribbling reminiscences and drop the needle already!” Alright alright. I'm getting there. <sigh> <drop> What the FECK? <beer shoots all over the screen> Not at all what I expected. Cold. Subtle. Machine-like. Solenoid-valves-approaching-end-of-life-cycle-ish. Flow-regulators-on-the-blink-esque. Distant. Distant as in presented at the volume of the sound found. Almost dirge-like buzzing, yes, not quite approaching drone, no. A drear afternoon, a buzz-killed. Are those darkened subloops I detect or merely the natural cycling of an unspecified gaseous circulation? And then, in the distance, someone, let's call him Dave, Dave is a good name, starts bringing the noise. Or at any rate starts bringing another, upper register, layer to the increasingly buzzed-out, increasingly enriched, increasingly frontal- as in, LOUD- proceedings. At this juncture, one may begin to appreciate a compositional sensibility seldom suffered in the land of the unliving, so mayhap this capture of a peculiar atmos is nothing more than Mssrs Garmbier and Hallock very convincingly faking it. Convincingly is the word of note. (Faking is not.) Will definitely be cracking out those tapes, The Hearing Trumpet ones, in the very near future. Just as soon as I mop up this spillage. End.
Whoops! Where's me head? Almost forgot the Knurl. Where's that fecking needle. Okay. <drop> Just a sec. Is this right? Is this Knurl? While reflecting on this I am suddenly reminded of a story Mr Bloor once told me. At least, I think it was Bloor; could just as easily be something I read once in Bananafish. Here's Mr Bloor, at a Nimrod-related event in Montreal, surrounded by, well, a pack of nimrods. The amp hum seems to be growing louder than it ought. This skinny Japanese guy in a leather thong crawls mid-stage and curls up into a fetal-like ball. The stage characters appear to be molesting some sort of scrap metal. And there she is, the butt-nekid dominatrix in thighboots plus whip. As she strides to center stage and starts whipping away the sound acquires mass, depth, presence. And Mr Bloor has his epiphany. I mean, how could you not? (Later, it takes him hours to wash the epiphany out of his pants.) So yes, this Knurl certainly softens the blow, a sweet, strawberry-lip-glossed breathing upon the metal-pronged raptures, to reproduce the raging sound of the sea (in his pants). A kind of dual harmony here, between seemingly looped, effected,  scrap-metal throb and a widened wash of deceptively harsh vapor. A sound seemingly seldom explored under the Knurl nomination, a more probable point of departure, perhaps, the parasmodic, pluradimensional, paroxysms of Paraphasm, and, possibly, to prefigure posterior probings into Pyrox and Pholde. In (comparative) plainspeak, Knurl slathers the end product with reverberant psyche-permutation in seeming tribute to CCCC. He calls it “Torticollis”, but then, he would.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Strömkarlen on November 02, 2014, 03:24:51 PM
SHARON'S LAST PARTY "Blue Light and blue eyes" 7"
Segerhuva
Seger 04! Ochu, Jarl, some others in line-up. Swedish industrial noise / heavy electronics kind of works from 2002. One side more busy, aggressive vocals, rhythms and goofy electronic noises, bass too? B-side more subdued, more into tradition of death industrial in Sweden. Good 7"!

Yeah that was the early days... Martin Bladh was very involved in this release and doing the vocals. I don't think ochu was played on this one but I could be remembering wrong.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Ganesha23 on November 03, 2014, 06:33:21 PM
Iron Fist Of The Sun: Embers / Bedroom Is Human 7"
Peripheral Records

Side one has all the qualities of a power electronics hit song. Strong, simple, catchy, original yet respectful of its roots.

Side two. God, I hope no one has a bedroom like this. It's more like dungeon or cellar. Damp walls, creeping and crawling things you don't want to touch, buzzing lightbulb, bad memories, suffocating air.

Modern power electronics / industrial masterpiece.


Cloama / Mutant Ape: Dementia 7"
Turgid Animal

Cloama's "Procedure Dementia" is built from loops that are like small, insistent fragments of thoughts and memories that never go anywhere, stuck in vicious circle that is dementia. Superb sound and structure, and one of the best meetings of form and content I've ever heard. The stop-start part near the end is fist-pumping-and-cheering excellent. You thought it was over but it just continues.

Unsurprisingly, Mutant Ape doesn't reach Cloama's level of excellence but their track is by no means bad. Heavy synth layers, I guess, and semi-buried strong vocals. Not much unlike some Shift material I think.

Heavy and uneasy listening experience, especially side one.


Mo*Te / Encephalophonic split 7"
Audio Dissection

This is my first touch of Mo*Te and based on this track, I hope it won't be the last. Instead of cut-ups and hard panning or all-out chaos that you'd usually expect from Japan, this is layered noise loops of different kinds. Definitely noise, definitely harsh, but with a kind of industrial feel thanks to the rhythms.

Encephalophonic's side isn't bad, but feels like a kind of routine job. Still a head above most other harsh noisers out there.

I want more Mo*Te. Where should I look at?


Encephalophonic: Alone 7"
Audio Dissection

All right, now we're talking! If the 'phonic's side of the above split was slightly lacking in spirit, that's certainly not the case here. This is a no holds barred harsh noise attack of the most vicious kind!!! "Auto-Induced Maniacal State" indeed. Make sure not to consider this as "just" fast cut-ups. They are the, no worries, but E knows when to step back and raise the fists in the air and just let the sounds flow on their own.

One minor flaw, to my ears, is that both sides of the 7" fade out instead of going out with a bang. It works, though, and there's enough ear candy already. Maybe there's even no sense trying to top what's been going on with an even greater ending.

Nice artwork as well, and one that will make those who like to bitch about noise cliches bitch like there's no tomorrow.

Nearly perfect harsh fucking noise 7".



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on November 11, 2014, 08:53:58 PM
Mo*Te / Encephalophonic‎– Broken Stone Glass / Spastic Emotions
For a project so short-lived, or at least, so unproductive, Mo*Te is certainly versatile. From the minimal, understated, even grim, murmuring creep of Needle Freak (with Government Alpha), to the wacked-out, barely describable, epic, tribal-ambience-or-something, of MeltingPlasticHeadCore (with Crack Fierce), to the sheer brutal awesomeness of Rest Stop Entrapment (with Humectant Interruption) and Life In A Peaceful New World (with, possibly, Stimbox). Certainly unpredictable. And almost as certainly, every time, killer. I'm not quite sure what it is that so readily renders the killer possibilities. But thirty seconds into “Broken Glass Steel”, the Mo*Te side of this split, and I'm immediately reminded of my very first sexual experience: the abovementioned and still sexually charged Life In A Peaceful New World. This latter tape is easily enough described: layers of deep, rumbling, almost ambient, envelopment, through which quite harsh intensities attack with consistently pointed exactitude, cycling into stratospheric heights that approach veritable psychedelic permutation. Now, nearly twenty years later, what do we get? Layers of ambient envelopment through which harsher intensities build with persistent, if not exactly pointed, rigor, cycling through a reliably earthed minimalism that could, from a distance, suggest the possibility of psychedelic permutation. Perhaps here we may identify one area that occasionally sets Mo*Te on the road to killer- the expanded role he allows the more ambient flavors to play, occasionally to the detriment of harsh noise proper. The ambient flavors here played cycle from near drone-harmonization to an increasingly recognizable rhythmic throb, but all the while the Harsh Proper seethes, principally in the background. Matter of fact, there is no foreground. These are, plainly speaking, some well-grounded sonics. Okay then, let's flip this boy over, I crave me some Encephalo. Hmm. “Spastic Emotions”. Pregnant pause. Slow snowball into this well-intentioned slobber-fest. Slow in the Encephalo sense of the word- at least half a second or so. Then things get plain ugly. Dude seems to be chucking shit all over the place. Tinpot shit-pails hurled all over the room, ripping holes in filthed-out distortion walls. Pull back, wait, metal spokes hammered at irregular intervals. Full-force all-cylinders KA-BLOW! Hard-right zing. Crinkle. Stop. Crinkle-snuffle. If the intent is to achieve a maximum of listener dis-orientation, then I would call this success. “Spastic Emotions”. Repetitive rumpty pumpty, stop-pause, lurch. Shudder. Sricka-cracka-crunk. Distinct slowing of pace. Classic Encephalo, you might suspect. But then things get interesting. Through the relative calm a tingly little electro-crackle sizzles into the field, farting, fizzing, agitating. This is it, this is fucking it! you shriek with triumph, here comes that megafrasticspastic assault... and then- thumpa-thumpa-thump. Bass out, end. Talk about anticlimatic. Not your classic Encephalo, and one I'm probably going to have to play back several times before I get my few remaining befuddled braincells around it. Frazzled, that's the word I'm looking for. “Spastic Emotions”. No idea whatsoever.


Kazumoto Endo / Encephalophonic‎– Quattro Pulsanti Bomba / 終身性的虐待
Perhaps Endo has always been a bit of a gear fetishist. Back when he was performing as Killer Bug he would literally “play” his signature springloaded-washboard-thingy, AKA Killer Bug. The Killer Bug – the gear - as performer, Kazumoto Endo - the man - as the, um, low-paid techie? When the name changed to Kazumoto Endo, the Killer Bug left the stage to be replaced by... laptop. And, it ought to be said, a significantly diminished stage presence, to go with a significantly diminished interest in earhole destruction. Not a lot of recorded output released in the laptop period, and when he would return to the stage in all-analog mode it was as... Killer Bug, with Killer Bug center stage. (Subequent performances as Kazumoto Endo would feature something rather Killer Bug-esque but we'll ignore that for the moment.) Now here comes Endo or should we say, here comes Quattro Pulsanti Bomba. A straight-ahead piece of gear responsible for a straight-ahead piece of work. With the four pulsanti in action, this is as frantic as anything released via the cut-up workings of the earlier Endo; but without apparent studio editing/trickery, this is much more rough, unrefined, rugged. Ragged-edged. I could very much imagine Endo delivering the exact performance here recorded live, on stage: the man, the gear, the new legend to be born? Well, I suppose it depends on what your expectations are of your Endo at this, um, stage. Yes, the edges certainly, are ragged, which is, of course, great! But persuasiveness comes via the very raw materials proffered: blistering sharp, bristling fury. Never has Endo sounded this brutally harsh. And never, not since Killer Bug, has dead air been so violently cleared. Straight-ahead blast, exploding momentarily across channel pan, crinkling into near null-fidelity... very hard to offer a play-by-play without sounding like a fucking spastic. Still I'd hesitate to call this random: each abbreviated event feeds directly into the next, the barest hint of subtle manipulation betraying a tell-tale care, and control.  Erratic, certainly, as erratic as fidelity proper is shredded, with heavily percussive cut-up-ish textures achieving a kind of constantly unsettled, er, shreddus interruptus. A bit of a strain; re-strained, even. Net impact: as frenetic as one might hope, if not all that fast-paced, and never straying far from the essential quattro-layered attack, fenced in, finally, by a consistency quite well-defined. In any whathaveyou, those unpersuaded by the Endo mixwork gracing the recent full-length Bonini-Endo collab, to which this is to be regarded as a prelude, will not be won over by the raggedy Quattro-textures on tap, and may I therefore direct the sagacious seeker of sustained sonic-sensual satisfaction to the satiation to be derived on the flip-side, courtesy Encephalophonic. Encephalo hits immediately, hard, with tightly focused fits of metal-pronged stabbing. Buttloads of painstakingly edited fragments compressed into the most fleeting of spasms. This was just in case you thought the Endo side wasn't spastic enough. Very little deviation from the subject at hand: that of acoustic junk sources punched in stuttered, arrhythmic, fashion to splat out a net, crunch-filtered, epilepsy. Repetitive, crunch-filtered, epilepsy. Sounds like someone's been listening to way too much Pain Jerk, staring at Retrogress-ive album covers, and has somehow drawn all the wrong (right!) conclusions. Repetitive, crunch filtered, epilepsy. Muttering to himself in frenzied self-reassurance: “Sounds For Buttphone. Sounds For Buttphone! G-G-G-Gomi-s-s-s-sss-ssan had  the right idea, the right idea.. ye-ess – CUM ALERT! - but never quite realized, NO!,  his true, his true, his TRUE potential. The fu- the fu- the FOOL! Yes,  yes, it's okay my little piss angel, yesss, you know you want it...” Ahem. Pardon me there. May I say something? I mean, look mate, the shit does not necessarily have to sound like this, okay? Not necessarily. But how can one assign blame when the vision is so purely, so convincingly, staked? Repetitive, crunch-filtered, epilepsy. No doubts at all, I am a convert. Hook me up to my Electronomicon and be done with it. FUCK! Massed junk armada: unload. Smash in. Smash through. Smash. Smash-smash-smash. This was in case you thought the Endo side wasn't percussive enough.  A thousand shards of scintillating textural rrriiiiip.


Encephalophonic‎– Alone
Geez, this boy is fucked. Fucked raw. Raw. That's the fucking word, you fuck. Wonderfully blown-out sonics from A to B. A to Z. Whatever, you fuck. It's three in the goddamn morning, the earholes are absolutely mangled and here I am flipping over again, and again, you fuck. I did say raw, right? But I could have been letting the essence get to me. The stench. Encephalo has certainly expanded his sound. Or upped the gear. These are surprisingly full-bodied workings-through of fantastically flavorsome fudge-punchies. And surprisingly bereft of the more spastic inclinations of yore. Y'know, like, way back in, what was it, 2013? Yeah, those were the days, lemme tell ya. In them days, Encephalo was more noted for, well, how shall I put this? YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL! Now, he seems to have settled down to a more focused brutishness. SOUNDS FOR BUTTPHONE! For the moment, anyway. Side Peace-Signing Asian Kid starts with the familiar looped stuttering, slams into the familiar acoustic hacklery, dips into the familiar pincer grip, then rasps in fits and starts through unhealthy hawking splurt. Then he breaks out his surgical utensils and gets down to a pointed, business-like, needlepoint seethe. Come to think of it, this was just about as spastic as ever, but perhaps the clarity of elements set in motion renders a different species of perversion. Less agitating to push the shit out, more plain grim. Side Pierced Chick With Handsaw In Mouth is perhaps the more settled, thus to be second. Thunk-thunk-thunk-thunk. Ground-up propeller fizzle. A seemingly undercooked shit-bed acquires a threatening quality by successive increments. You'd think we were going to launch into the wacked-out Encecphalo we know and crave.  And we do- almost. The knives are out! A few glinting spasmodic incisions threaten to rip the fabric apart before heavier densities roll into view, start to encircle the periphery, come into focus, then to escort proceedings to an impeccably subdued denouement. Nicely crafted bit of faux drama there, really had me going, think I'll flip over for more Peace-Signing Asian Kid.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 12, 2014, 04:41:49 PM
COSMONAUTS HAIL SATAN "Bizarre And Tortuous Rituals Of The Primitive World" 7"
Secret Devil
One of the most sludgy things from CHS. Slower beat, cruncy bass, guitar feeding back. Fewer samples, more room in everything. Great stuff.

COSMONAUTS HAIL SATAN "A Beautiful Girl Like You / Mystery Mountain" 7"

Secret Devil
One side with possibly crunchiest instrument torment heard in CHS 7"s! Fierce feedback, rough slow overdriven drum beat, etc. I may be called heretic here, but to me, CHS beats bands like Swans, in the repetition of loud bounding rhythms, hehe...

COSMONAUTS HAIL SATAN "Mortuary Sorcery" 7"
Suggestion Records
I remember being little confused with this 7" when it came out. One side is almost like free-noise chaos. Certainly overdrive dominated and noisy, but like percussion impro noise?! And other side is with melodic song what could be almost background music of experimental hip hop songs?! It's good song, but weird.

COSMONAUTS HAIL SATAN "Cosmic Invocation #1" 7"
A.I.P.R.
Remember this german label? Nice work with Merzbow Project Frequency LP and handful of other items. Also this 7" looks great. Good example how spray paint ain't totally worthless in packaging noise. You just need to use it properly. Of course it would be foolish to expect band to remain exactly same, year after year, but I always associated CHS the most on their early recordings. 1997 ain't 1992, that for sure. Cosmic Invocation sounds more like ritual music. There is the slight humor element of CHS, but really it is so well done and atmospheric mix of drone most of all created with violins, percussion, and processed spoken pieces that it no longer carries the comic-feel of industrial rock, but could be mistaken to be filed together with all the "serious ritual music". When b-side track is called "Bloodlust Of The Sexually Deviant Swingers", I guess you won't be making that mistake, though. Loop taken somewhere, slightly out-of-tune guitar noise, percussion, odd vibrating feel and CHS trademark movie samples on top. Less feel of industrial, more of krautrock esque Ritual music from perspective of comical vintage exploitation.

CHS stuff is still cheap as fuck. I guess I've written about all of the 7"s? Except of course Grunt / CHS split 7" as it feels stupid to write about your own releases. That 7" was last of the CHS stuff, made merely 200 copies back in 1997. It's noisier, it's much more rugged than most of the other 7"s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thXmlim6sIg


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 12, 2014, 05:11:40 PM
I've only just realised tonight the packaging of Chop Shop's "Discrete Emissions" has a particular smell I've never noticed before. Tar paper, I believe it's called. Anyway, Konzelmann gives one of his patented abrupt-change self-made speaker-instrument Noise twice on both sides, only one side has your phono needle going "In" as usual, the other going "Out". One just can't get past that beautiful rusty droning that he does so well, a singular whistling giving way to a brief burst of fuck-off before a longer, drained out quietude. It's almost like a point is being made, but the point is probably all things pass and fuck it anyway.

Been nerdy enough to have 2 copies of this. One opened, one still sealed. Just listened opened one - obviously. It's really nice work. With all the seemingly one dimensional approach and compositional simplicity, there is something unlike just about anything else. RUSTY HUM describes so well what he does. This 7" has also longer segments, which is good advantage for sinking into sound. But 45rpm 7"... well, it goes fast. I hope Chop Shop would do proper full length album someday. Especially if he would offer his longer humming. Not only the pieces made out of small fragments.

CRAWL UNIT "Tucson Mon Amour" 7"
Drone Records
Live performance in 1996. Cymbals, various collected junk and tasteful use of effects. Recorded.. outdoors? Says under night-sky, next to sewage treatment plant. This is Crawl Unit in somewhere between his early noise works and later arty sound. I'd file under industrial-drone. Good 7"!!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 19, 2014, 03:04:09 PM
KALLABRIS "Consideration sur le cafe" 7"
Werkform
From 2000. ltd 250 copies, with two almost 8 minute songs. Mixing together slowly played electronic-piano and electronics. Slow, soothing melancholy, with slow ambient-synth tones and various electronic sounds that create almost rainforest type of texture. Some spoken word happens as well. Not among best Kallabris, but there is something nice in this too. Tones and harmon patterns etc

CHERRY POINT + JOHN WIESE "Pyramid Suites" 7"
Troniks
one side silent groove, that makes this basically one-sider. But split anyways? Hard and fuzzy harsh noise static from CP and more lively electronic noise from Wiese. Not much else to say after many CP & Wiese releases. 45rpm one sider goes quick. 3 times after, was time to move on.

THE CHERRY POINT "Superstar 84" 7"
Troniks
2002 one sider here too. Harsh, fierce and brutal. Hard to say that it would be highly dynamic, when it might suggest some sort of heavy duty cut up work, but no. "Cutting" here is more like Chop-Shop kind of stuff. Abrupt changes to next rumble.

CONTROL "Praying To Bleed" 7"
LSDO
First listened couple times at 33rpm, but realized maybe band isn't using pitchshifter for vocals, even if he uses extensive vocals, hah.. On correct speed, it is actually much much better. Multi-layered, extensively effect processed USA power electronics. I've said many times before, but perhaps should still say it. Band would probably benefit from focusing on less things. Even when songs really do differ from eachother, overall sound style and way of layering things and mastering it into thick compressed wall of sound, removes a lot of potential to make tracks memorable. You know. Control did GREAT releases, but what is his great stand-out track? Besides massive albums, perhaps tracks that jump in your face as distinctly unique (from artists other songs) would be great. Good 7", nevertheless!

CLOAMA "Provokaattori" 7"
LSDO
Finnish obscurity what is often impressive and many time odd. Doing something quite unlike anyone else. In this 7", comes together sort of power electronics. Beat oriented music what leans almost more to some sort of techno than "euro pe". And most of all, electronic textures what appear too colorful or too neat for "noise" or "pe". Weird stuff, and despite perhaps this kind of stuff packaged in LSDO style artwork and big print run, doesn't have possibility to be sought after cult item, it's good there are still stuff available. Many distros appear to still sell this as new, despite being from 2001.

MAEROR TRI / CRAWL UNIT split pic 7"
Disaster Area
I was told by someone mr. Drone rec/Maeror Tri / Troum likes to work quite spontaneous. Just plug in his guitar and start droning. Not focus on too much technical matters or too nerdy details. And that's pretty much what this particular piece also sounds like. Bunch of things by few members that probably took part, just starts and abruptly ends. Good stuff, but also at the same time, just blurry lo-fi drone muzak.
Crawl Unit does things much more elegant and with care. Good icy reverbs. Mix of micro sounds and almost cosmic levels of reverb drenched sounds that create minimalist tonal element too. Listened this many times last week. Over and over again. Decent sound for being pic 7" too.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 21, 2014, 12:13:54 PM
RAKE "Squelch / Phrase Text Slur" 7"
Fourth Dimension
Perhaps quite typical to be this label, mid 90's...  Despite sort of progessive/art/weird rock from USA, I can foolishly lump it together with all that UK stuff a'la Skullflower, Splintered, Band of Pain (not all stuff) and such. Rock drum beat all sorts of semi-random music and experimental sounds on top. I know band has massive discography, but I remember only having collab. 7" with USA industrial band ConDemek.

PGR "Euphoria / Order And Chaos" 7"
Silent
While ago wrote about the debut LP. Not sure if I ever heard/seen tapes under "Poison Gas Research" moniker. And while discogs info says band started in mid 80's, this 7" is already recorded in 1983, just mixed in studio '87 and finally released 1990. Material is not that "industrial", but like ugly home-made experimental music. Instruments are prepared autoharp, pot lid, prepared guitar and syrup can. Quite funny that they list that on cover, what gives this odd handmade noise much more amusing feel than sound itself would. So into listening some pot lid & syrup can cling-clang?! About 5-6 times later I can conclude that cutting of vinyl is probably quite fucked. Or the sound of material may be quite fucked. It adds charming unprofessionalism, what sets it apart from kind of "academic" electro-acoustic stuff - which is where this leans much more than industrial/noise.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Bloated Slutbag on November 21, 2014, 03:13:14 PM
I want more Mo*Te. Where should I look at?

Check out the latest (http://autobadau.blogspot.jp/2014/05/mo-textematic-split-tape.html).


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 27, 2014, 05:01:09 PM
Wertham "Maladolescenza" 7"
Deathangle Absolution Records
Nice title. Nice back cover image! Two tracks of known Wertham style of vocals, spoken fragments, buzzing electronics, creating quite solid and steady sound in the end. Just like I commented on Control, I don't think there is bad Wertham releases, but not so easy to find the ultimate hit track that stands utterly memorable. Both these tracks offers good dense multilayered power electronics information overload, but also not utterly distinctive elements that would make it jump out of discography.

ROMUTUS 7"
Maybe label name is Ei Armua?! Not sure. This is Turku based fast and wild bass-drums-vocals hardcore punk mixed with Umpio doing harsh noise. In the end, you got "fastcore" tempo paced noisecore blasting. It's not hyperfast, and basically tracks have same tempo and feel all the time. But sound is good, inclusion of lyrics makes vocals something else than mere random screams. Good titles as Suomi Kusee, Suomi on Kehitysmaa, Jumala on runkkari, Jeesuskauppiaat, Suolesta, etc etc..

INTOLITARIAN "Omnicidal Murderer" 7"
Deathangle Absolution Records
Noisecore blasting from USA then. So change the hc/punk aesthetic to hostile-to-all antihumanism and destruction, visually leaning to later days inhuman warmetal and you get the point. Basically its like taking Revenge kind of music to logical extreme: abandoning idea of riffs and longer song structures. Just dark and distorted short blasts. I think this old material was better than debute full length, but still, recently released 2nd full length crushes it easyly...


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Urban Noise on November 27, 2014, 06:56:25 PM
Will you have that INTOLITARIAN 7" to sell at Freak Animal?


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on November 27, 2014, 09:45:47 PM
Will you have that INTOLITARIAN 7" to sell at Freak Animal?

Don't think so. It appears hard to communicate with label at the moment. I just got one copy for myself. If situation changes, I will try to get them. Now I would guess best place to buy this labels stuff is Hells Headbangers?


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Ashmonger on November 27, 2014, 11:07:43 PM
Will you have that INTOLITARIAN 7" to sell at Freak Animal?

Don't think so. It appears hard to communicate with label at the moment. I just got one copy for myself. If situation changes, I will try to get them. Now I would guess best place to buy this labels stuff is Hells Headbangers?
All Deathangle Absolution Records releases are only available through Hells Headbangers (or so it was announced at the NWN! board), though I believe Darker Than Black/Merchant of Death was getting some (but then he just bought them, not wholesale), don't know whether he still has some.
So, Hells Headbangers is probably your best chance.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Baglady on November 28, 2014, 01:11:47 AM
EDWIGE - Play The Game Or Leave The Bed (Release The Bats)
Not sure if it's already been mentioned in this thread, but anyway... Much in line with the first LP, this is a perfect EP. Harsh noise by Sam and Dan with Brewer making a hell of a racket in the midst of it all. To the point. Some sleazy samples thrown in as well. Feel like saying so much about this EP and the first LP, but what is there to say really? A real nobrainer. Probably cheaper now than when it was released.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Urban Noise on November 28, 2014, 01:23:42 AM
Will you have that INTOLITARIAN 7" to sell at Freak Animal?

Don't think so. It appears hard to communicate with label at the moment. I just got one copy for myself. If situation changes, I will try to get them. Now I would guess best place to buy this labels stuff is Hells Headbangers?
All Deathangle Absolution Records releases are only available through Hells Headbangers (or so it was announced at the NWN! board), though I believe Darker Than Black/Merchant of Death was getting some (but then he just bought them, not wholesale), don't know whether he still has some.
So, Hells Headbangers is probably your best chance.

I know Hell Headbangers is the “official” store. I’m trying to avoid making orders overseas, that’s why I’ve asked. Thanks anyway!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 02, 2014, 01:17:42 PM
Wrote about this 7" couple years ago..

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS "the "o" mouth direct input raygun" 7"
Turgid Animal
This is the prime example of absurd UK noise. With track titles like "Moonfried marshmallow eyesockets signific indifference". I used to admire old A.N. stuff, but at some point I got really bored with with it. I guess it has a lot to do with one terrible live show I saw. Not that anyones one bad set should ruin anything, but it's not always about intelligent reasons why you like or don't.
This 7" restores my faith in fact that Phil Todd most certainly knows what he is doing. Not so much muddiness of drone muzak, but quite crystallic high pitch synth resonation and oscillation, with mellotron and guitar creating solid drone background. Nothing here will revolutionize the world of noise, but gave few spins for the 7" and especially in this type of 4 songs in 7" format, it works well. Hits into somehow same nerv as old MITB electronic tracks. Short, atmospheric, gets the job done.

Also would have to say, that even if it has very little, if anything to do with Grey Wolves, some of the stuff here made me think about Catholic Priests Fuck Children. Raw noise drone, but subtle melodic patterns on back like few of the greatest GW tracks. Of course here it's more in form of drone. Also Skullflower connection happened in my brain more than anything about MITB...

AARON DILLOWAY / THE CHERRY POINT "Fencing" 7"

Troniks
Dillo side starts noisy, gets way less noisy and slowly builds back to raw and physical. Even after 4 spins of his side, it escapes to really capture attention. I do like what is done here, but somehow the live take of rough sounds doesn't really really become good "song" and remains perhaps too short to be stuff you just sink in..  Nice, but only nice.
CP guys do 45rpm side. Faster, louder, thick wall of noise. It appears like reverb was used before distortion, creating very strong wall-like sound. All gaps are covered, but still one can hear details below the static. Good stuff.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: blackoperations on December 03, 2014, 04:52:51 AM
SKULLFLOWER "Total" 7"
Vinyl Communications
one side great drone/feedback stuff, other side pretty lame live material. I wish both sides would be as solid as opening piece. Of course, it's the "same old" we have used to expect from Bower. Guitar and feedback. Nothing new back then, nothing new now, but this era Skullflower appeals to me.

the 3 x CD reissue of Carved Into Roses, Infinityland, plus a disc of 4 x 7"s from that era revealed this to be what alot of people thought : that it was more like a Skullflower/Total split 7". the titles were also listed too.

Skullflower : Metallurgical King (Live)
Total : Twin Constellations

here :
http://www.discogs.com/Skullflower-Carved-Into-Roses-Infinityland-Singles/release/3227174

totally agree the Total side is great and the main reason to own that 7". no, it's nothing new at all, but still great all the same. i mean, how could someone who's into guitar feedback and droney noise not love this?!?! check it out : http://youtu.be/ojLLesU6kKk


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on December 11, 2014, 01:13:43 PM
ALLERSEELEN "Nornar nagei / panzergarten" 7"
Ahnstern
I have kind of love/hate relationship with this project. While I would want to like what I hear, very often I don't. This is one of the better ones for my taste. It's pretty easygoing muzak anyways. Based on single loop going on and other things build over it. But not just clumsy dance music, but something else too.

THE GEROGERIGEGEGE "Life Documents" 7"
Fourth Dimension
This is the true anti-Tahdon2014 soundtrack. Lousy electronic dance music and grunting homo vocal noises on top. Nothing healthy, nothing neat, just sleazy men in absurd action. One could always want little more noise, but it's ok for 7" length!

ALTAR OF FLIES "Cenotaphs" 7"
Hästen & Korset
Good 7". One one louder and more textured. Starts great with noisy loops and racket, gets more quiet and "artsy" if one should use such word. Builds back to good noisy textures. Other side with piercing electronics and tormenting animal sounds. While being good, it is 2010 recordings, what means the best of Altar of Flies was yet to come...

BASTARD NOISE / GEROGERIGEGEGE split7"
Bastard Noise does short tracks of vocals and electronic noise. Few sounds that I'm not too excited about, but as usual, they do good job in their typical style. Gerogerigege rocks on with more Ramones kind of way. Hardly the best thing either band did, but I can say that I'd still buy any missing piece of either ones 7"s if there is some.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: impulse manslaughter on December 17, 2014, 10:30:54 AM
I've been buying a lot of old stuff. What are the best recent 7"s (noise/industrial/exp.)? Thanks!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Ganesha23 on January 07, 2015, 10:38:21 AM
Home alone for a couple of hours and here's the result.

Nyodene D: Caged Dog / Common Criminal (Phage Tapes)

“Caged Dog” has rough metal junk, very good shouted vocals and minimal synth background. Works fine with very simple and effective means.
“Common Criminal” is the same sans scrap metal and more fx on vocals. Not bad / not great to my taste.

V/A: Engines Of Modern Dysfunction Vol.1 (Phage Tapes)

Seven artists on 45rpm 7”. Yeah, it’s fast, sharp and loud, cut-up noise by bigger and smaller names of the sub-genre. Both sides are over sooner than you think and on side one I couldn’t be sure where one track ends and other starts. No problem, works fine this way. Side two is slightly easier to follow I guess. Seems that A Fail Association and Baculum are names I need to get more familiar with.
Nice locked groove ending that you can easily listen to as long as the actual tracks.
Great cover art. More volumes of this please!

John Wiese: Mixed Metaphor / Into A Bad Way (Phage Tapes)

Excellent harsh noise! No tricks’n’gimmicks, just blast like there’s no tomorrow. Hails!!! Some of the source material for this was provided by Masami Akita and yes, this is reminiscent (especially on side two) of golden era (ie. mid 90s) Merzbow.

Custodian / Pusdrainer split (Phage Tapes / Dead Pope Productions)

Custodian does harsh noise in rather Japanese way with lots of short loops, some cut-ups and overall free-flowing feel. Sound itself or timbre or whatever doesn’t seem to change that much but the way the loops and cuts act brings much variation to the whole. Very good.
Pusdrainer sounds very violent with just screamed vocals, feedback and delay effect. Maybe it’s just vocal mic going through distortion and play pedals to amp? There’s some Masonna touch here, but not as extreme. Works fine and with a short dose like this there’s no need for more. A longer whole would of course need something else.

Faux Pas / Grain Belt split (Phage Tapes / White Centipede Noise / Small Doses)

Faux Pas is high energy harsh noise with live feel. Loud and joyful Good stuff.
Grain Belt is more composed with distinct layers of sound. Harsh scrap metal (loop?) is especially great, and other rumble and feedback fit well on top of it. Killer track in finest US noise tradition.

K2: Iron Kulture (Self Abuse)

Klassik stuff. Innovative movement and full spectrum of variation in sound.



Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: acsenger on January 24, 2015, 12:35:56 AM
Bad SectorDolmen (Drone Records)

A very good 7” of quite simple, rhythmic dark ambient. It’s highly atmospheric synth music and the record is a good example of how what works perfectly on a 7” would probably be too simple for a full-length to be exciting throughout. The only letdown is the mundane vocals that appear a few times on side A: someone is saying one or two words that I can’t make out, and it’s just really out of place. Anyways, these interruptions are luckily too short to really affect the atmosphere of the music.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: acsenger on January 26, 2015, 03:16:11 AM
The HatersHello Hater (Pinch A Loaf Productions)

Great noise in the style of The Haters: erosive, absurd, single-minded. It starts and ends with a girl leaving messages on GX Jupitter-Larsen’s answering machine; in between there’s static distortion with repeating short sounds on top. Great 7” with a funny cover.

OrganumOrganum (Sonaria)

According to Discogs, this is side B of another 7” (Crusade) repeated 6 times on side A and 5 times on side B. This is another crazy idea by David Jackman, but it works quite well. So what you get is short (less than a minute) burst of noise with silence between them. The piece itself is distorted noise, a bit like early Organum, with nice undertones buried underneath.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: eyestrain on January 29, 2015, 05:41:41 PM
Nature Morte/Ronan Le Déroff - L'Arbre Carré / Le Voyage Des Ténébrants Marins (Midi À Ma Porte): Nature Morte is one of those ambient projects that hit the right spot for me. No occult nonsense, no rhythms, no sci-fi referencing. The project's name is appropriate to a great degree. The dead nature... or the still life genre. Both cold, inhuman, sterile and lost. If the music is in anyway post-apocalyptic in theme, it is not because of any human meddling - or at least it is not focusing on humanity at all. It's just that cold, lifeless breeze. ... Anyway, I don't think that NM often flies the coop. The project has a direct purpose, and I enjoy it quite a lot. Ambient that is majorly morose, while a s-l-i-g-h-t sense of beauty (nature's?) is hiding far below the droning synth waves. If you've heard any of the various release of the project's (aside from the Ô Paradis collaboration maybe), you're not gonna have your feathers ruffled. A similar affair to their usual output. Ronan Le Déroff is a new one for me, but I could easily see him being Nature Morte's (sole?) member. Not much to say hear, you've basically got a solid Nature Morte 7" on your hands. It's hard to even make a reference here. I guess early Cisfinitum would be my best comparison. But less melodic and less eventful - in a positive way.

Idea Fire Company - Days (Swill Radio/Plinkity Plonk): A little powerhouse, as far is the lineup is concerned. That's kinda the IFCO schtick though, right? Foust, Borecky, Lambkin, Kreftingall present. So, Kye/Penultimate heads go nuts! I sat on this 7" for a while, cos at $9, I'm always going to give pause a few times. Swill Radio had a January sale though, and it was time to finally grab a copy. I think that the sounds present - mostly reminding me of Karla Borecky's solo LP on Recital - are more entitled to a full-length presentation. Even at 33rpm, this 7" is very, very brief. A-side is almost strictly the sound of Karla's piano. One can barely hear Scott's contribution via synth at all. The flip is a little more enticing; field recordings at fireworks mingle with a similar phrase that occured on the first side. It's a little nuance, but it gives the title, "Last Days", a more meaningful place. A little more "harmony" pops up because of the contrast. In the end though, I can't reflect much on the piece - it's just so damn short.

Various - V-p V-f Is V-n (Winds Measure): One installment in a series of releases; there's also a double CD-r (also available as a free mp3), a C50, and soon a print edition. This 7", much like the cassette (maybe 50 artists?), is comprised of a slew of quick tracks; each around a minute in length. Contributors include Jeph Jerman, Ben Owen, Richard Garet, Tommy Birchett, Lawrence English... so I think you can take a guess at the stylistic range that is present here. Field recordings, mixer experiments, drones, loops, near-silence and shrill tones. It all flows very well in it's short stay. I was wary of buying this because it has 5 lock grooves - they all conclude each side. Mostly,  when I play 7"s, I'm moving around the house and will come back to repeat the side a few times before doing a flip. Lock grooves made it seem so involved, but I just realized I needed to devote a small extra to this. Not much to complain about really. Truthfully, the locks are the only part of the 7" that are uninteresting for me. They're not sounds that I want to hear on repeat. The rest of the tracks, in their sometimes abrasive transition make the whole affair well worth it. The locks are obviously easy enough to skip too. All slick, white, letter-pressed and laser-cut like Middle Press always does.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: acsenger on February 14, 2015, 11:47:58 AM
The HatersBlotch (Behemoth Records)

One of the less successful Haters 7 inches in my opinion. Side A is, surprisingly, a straightforwardly rhythmic track (whether this has to do with one Mark the 3 Kord Scissor King being the producer, I don’t know). It’s interesting but not outstanding, which is equally true of side B, an experimental track where formless noise gradually appears, then disappears.

Derek Bailey & Ben Watson1/28 Silverfish Macronix (Rectangle)

Not being very familiar with either Bailey or improvised music in general, I do have 2 CDs by him: one still unopened, the other a difficult listen yet still quite captivating. On this 7”, Bailey recites a poem by Ben Watson & accompanies it with improvised guitar playing. I generally don’t like these kinds of vocals or contemporary poetry, so that’s already a minus. Obviously it’s quite hard to only focus on the guitar playing. It’s an interesting listen, but I can’t say I enjoyed it. As I shoved it on my shelf, I thought I’ll have a listen again maybe in 5 years and see how much I like it then...


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on August 11, 2015, 04:35:49 PM
RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK / RUDOLF EB.ER "bock . mist . bock" 7"
P-tapes
One sider 7", with other side silkscreened over grooves... hmm. Less noisy. Can't really say more obscure than usual, but it has a bit more goofy approach.

ORDO EQUILIBRIO "I4I" pic 7"
Cold Meat
It's been long time since I listened Ordo Equilibrio! Not all the stuff has aged so well. In other hand, gothic neo-folk/synth stuff of 90's does have sometimes nice clumsy atmosphere to it. I still like their first album quite a lot. 2nd is ok. This fall into that era roughly. 1313 copies were pressed of picture 7", those were quite different days, hah. Acoustic guitars, keyboard orchestration, quiet vocals.

ORGANIZATION TOTH "Red Light" pic 7"
Athanator
Hmm.. Somehow name of band always appealed to me, but I don't think any of their releases made particularly big impact on me. What would really be their masterworks?! Way too much of dancey rhythms here, what makes ritualistic loop and vocal manipulation way too small element to be able to truely enjoy this. I like that there are short segments instead of long monotone tracks, but well... They'd need to be much better, hah..

THO-SO-AA "Dying Reveal" 7"

Drone
Another band I have quite many releases in my collection, and waiting for some more to come from Tesco, but well... Don't really know why to take more. I sort of like what I hear, but I keep thinking that it need more human touch to it. It has quite neat flowing feel here and there, but always more cinematic and "cyber" feel, almost like humming sci-fi soundtrack with spoken samples, synthetic sounding echoes and such.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: FreakAnimalFinland on August 12, 2015, 05:50:20 PM
N.A.O.S. "Iron Youth" 7"
Devilish Music Propaganda
Greek black metal fame with his martial/"neo classical" project on Membrum Debile Propaganda side label. Combine Mortiis, Blood Axis and Laibach and you got N.A.O.S., hah... So plenty of keyboard cheese, but also low-pitch male voice, proto-fascist/satanic lyrics and overall 90's industrial vibe. I remember I didn't care much for this when it came out, but now when I think how many of this type of bands are out there, it's decent for at least nostalgic reasons.

NULL "Heavy Water" 7"
Fourth Dimension Records
Especially Heavy Water pt 2 is very good. It has lots of pitch altered keyboard (?) tones and slowly drifting atmosphere. This is perhaps my favorite era of NULL. Not noise, but really pleasant droning electronics, guitar drone and such mixed together in with "hand made" feel to it. Not overtly dominated by gadgets.

PUTREFIER "Hyper Tension Classics" 2x7" lathe-cut
Birthbiter
I know this stuff has been reissued with stronger sound on 4xCD set on Harbinger, but what's the use of having original lathe-cut release if one wouldn't listen to it?! Came out in 1999, limited c. 50 copies. Kings Records plastic, so you know what you will get: Fairly flat sounding mid-frequency noise. No heavy bass. No crispy treble. This being the late 90's Putrefier, I think sound quality adds nice dirt to overall sound. His approach went from power electronics/industrial stuff to more harsh noise, but lacking the "american" heaviness or "Japanese" high energy blasting, and involving more of "electro-acoustic" type composition and sound recycling what makes things very distorted, but hardly ever LOUD. With restrictions of format, Putrefier performs well and it's good to listen also material which doesn't rely purely on maximum brutality.


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: Neanderthal on June 15, 2020, 05:08:35 AM
I have been wanting to resurrect this topic for awhile.

For various reasons lately I have come upon a lot of great 7"s after not buying them for a time - no reason in particular, just wasn't finding any in the shops I guess... or more specifically didn't bother to look(?). Over the last month I've taken to the format greatly for reasons stated in this thread already, & so I was wondering:

What are your most devastating -core / -grind / etc. 7" 's? I esp. like comps for this format like Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!s & Chards of Civilisation.
Not exactly looking for 'punk' stuff, but rather stuff like Arsedestroyer, World, Fear of God, Sissy Spacek, Nikudorei.
Ideally looking for "bands that play songs" rather than something like 7MON or Gerogerigegege. Doesn't have to be just noisecore either. The Discordance Axis side of their split with Capitalist Casualties is another great example. Maybe I'm asking for too much?? I have a pretty good grasp of this stuff but hoping I have overlooked a lot!

7" 's found in my local record stores lately since things have slowly reopened:
Blowhole - Staples
Blowhole - Uncoastin'
The Dead C. - Metalheart
Aaron Dilloway - Chain Balled
Willem de Ridder + Crawl Unit - Voice & Sound
Hands To - Tentresa
The Haters - Rot
John Hudak - Natura
K2 with Hands To - Noise Tournament Vol. 7
Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock - Bock Mist Bock
Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock / Sudden Infant split (Self Abuse)
Sissy Spacek - Confuse
Sissy Spacek - Pyrrhic Victory
Small Cruel Party - The Subtle Body
V/A - Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh! The Record
V/A - Son Of Bllleeeeaaauuurrrrgghhh!


Title: Re: 7" appreciation topic
Post by: impulse manslaughter on June 15, 2020, 04:58:14 PM
That's a good batch. Won't find any of these in local stores here.