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 on: Today at 04:41:52 AM 
Started by magnus - Last post by Andrew McIntosh
Just having a listen to "Bird" on their Soundcloud page and it isn't too bad. A sort of sedate, slightly atmospheric type of metal/object abuse. Even the feedback seems polite. Sounds like they're going more for pacing and atmosphere rather than all-out balls-out. Suits me well enough.

 on: Today at 12:27:20 AM 
Started by Jaakko V. - Last post by Bruitiste
Not surprised it hasn't been mentioned as it's kind of an odd duck (which I'll get into below), but a major favorite of mine for the past few years has been To Live and Shave in L.A.'s The Grief that Shrieked to Multiply, on monotype.  When I think of a complete art package, this is a good example for me.  I've been a fan of Tom Smith's work in TLASILA for years under its various guises and shapes and forms, and this has felt a particular highlight.  Years in the making, here's some tidbits that make it interesting to me, and also an unlikely candidate for this thread:

It's not really a noise record, though there are certainly a lot of noisy segments.  Like a lot of TLASILA's music, it veers between harsher assaults and slices of just about anything you can think of.  It's varied and thus consistently interesting.
But, it also has thematic consistency, as at its origin it's a remix record.  After completing TLASILA's Noon and Eternity (not my favorite due to its more stripped down approach, and also it came after the strange, sprawling but excellent God and Country Rally, which itself had the hard task of following the epic Wigmaker magnum opus), for which many guest players were involved, Tom was left with a fair bit of material on the cutting room floor.  He assembled this into a separate piece, which if I remember correctly was supposed to be released as well as an extra disc on this (already-long) set, but never saw the light of day, publicly anyway.  I'd love to hear this (though this won't likely ever happen, as it is one of many, many projects Tom has been in the habit of announcing and then not completing or publishing... I have a running list somewhere, I'm sure!  Usually best not to get too hyped up for this man's works unless it's about to get literally released officially) as apparently it is the main material everyone involved here had to work with.

Which leads me to the other part of this compilation that is a little different: it's a remix project, and the source material is the aforementioned "leftovers" piece Tom constructed, as well as tracks from The Cortège (which itself came out later) and Épuration, an album that apparently the Blossoming Noise label owns but has never released!  Another bit of frustration there.

So what do we have here?  Over 60 artists from all sorts of noisy and electronic music backgrounds, some known and some practically unknown, reworking TLASILA material, in a three CDs + bonus download compilation album that runs over 5 hours!  It's massive, very diverse, and a lot to take in.

To add another weird wrinkle to this remix compilation, Tom decided that all tracks on each disc should run continuously into each other, like a DJ mix.  A strange choice, annoying to some (it gets hard to pick out who did what even with the running order not being a secret, with so many crossfades, and track lengths not being specified), but makes for one hell of a journey for each 79 minute disc taken as a whole. This is part of what took so long, to assemble all these tracks into a coherent flow, not to mention awaiting every contributor's submission...

Last couple weird things: this was initially supposed to be released on Important Records, but they backed away when the project ballooned from two to three discs, shame... Monotype Rec out of Poland stepped in to save the day.  For some reason when this happened, the planned cover art (a painting by the well-known here Rudolf Eb.er, of which I remember seeing a thumbnail of, and it looked great from what I could gather) was changed to something else entirely with the label switch, which is a disappointment, but the music and noise within remain just as great.  It's a compilation I can listen to over and over and always marvel at the range of sounds and approaches by all the remixers.  It never gets boring.

 on: March 02, 2021, 09:02:16 PM 
Started by Soloman Tump - Last post by Soloman Tump
I have 3 copies left.  Very impressed with the support on this project - plans afoot for issue 2 already.

Scream&Writhe will hopefully have some copies any day now, and I see Tordon Ljud now have it listed.

If you are in the US, the featured artist Aurick Leere has a few copies for sale (just google him).

 on: March 02, 2021, 08:20:50 PM 
Started by GEWALTMONOPOL - Last post by NerveGas
Overall... a bleak, “feel-bad” serial killer movie not unlike the classic, Angst.

Probably my favorite by Buttgereit, even if it was many years since i last watched it.
Have you seen the more recent film THE GOLDEN GLOVE ("Der goldene Handschuh")? The description above fits it like a.. hmm.. glove! My favorite movie from last year by a mile.

Haven’t seen it, but I believe it’s on Shudder. I’m a little skeptical of new horror (or horror “marketed”) movies nowadays, but also admit that this is sometimes to my own detriment. I’ll check it out. An Angst comparison is a pretty high bar to set!

Watched the second and third installments of Female Prisoner Scorpion. I think so far, the second one is my favorite. Much more heavy on the bizarre, dream-like scenes. The third dragged a little, but as I mentioned above, the short run times help and the ending was great. Will most likely finish up the series tonight, and I do think I’ll have to pick up the Arrow boxset when funds permit.

 on: March 02, 2021, 08:19:38 PM 
Started by magnus - Last post by magnus
I just got the 12" -Bird/Less- by Finnish four-piece Gunk. It has a bit of arty/academic feeling, like guys going off in a gallery, but still a really noisy and physical sound, like throwing things around that crashes and shreiks. The second side is more of a drone. I really dig it!
This isn´t a partculary new record, but does anyone have some info or thoughts on this band? Are they still active? (and does anyone have a spare copy of their other record....?)

 on: March 02, 2021, 08:16:54 PM 
Started by blowfish - Last post by blowfish
Out this Friday, 5th March are two new The Rita reissues on CD. Co-released by Input Error & Self Abuse Records.

Swingers Get Killed
Reissue of the classic album released on Solipsism in 1998 and featuring new artwork.

1. So Sweet, So Dead
2. Righting Wrongs Through Penetration

Compilation featuring the two Womankind tapes released on Survivalist in 2010 & 2012.

1. Swinn, Tovar, Antonelli, Stanford, Harlow, Moltke, Myers, Womankind
2. Untitled
3. Untitled

Both albums have been remastered by Grant Richardson and come in digipak covers. More photos available on the Input Error site.

Input Error - UK, Europe, ROW
Self Abuse Records - USA
Lake Shark Harsh Noise - Canada

Interested distros feel free to get in touch.

 on: March 02, 2021, 07:35:47 PM 
Started by GEWALTMONOPOL - Last post by magnus
Overall... a bleak, “feel-bad” serial killer movie not unlike the classic, Angst.

Probably my favorite by Buttgereit, even if it was many years since i last watched it.
Have you seen the more recent film THE GOLDEN GLOVE ("Der goldene Handschuh")? The description above fits it like a.. hmm.. glove! My favorite movie from last year by a mile.

 on: March 02, 2021, 06:05:29 PM 
Started by FreakAnimalFinland - Last post by Marciume
Finished to read it yesterday. Great content and curation as per usual.

 on: March 02, 2021, 05:31:00 PM 
Started by 64 - Last post by 64
Updated blocked items.

 on: March 02, 2021, 04:51:03 PM 
Started by GEWALTMONOPOL - Last post by ConcreteMascara
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

I’ll be the first to admit that Japanese cinema and “women in prison” films aren’t necessarily my speciality. I’ve seen a decent amount of Yakuza films and some other horror/sci fi stuff, but not much beyond that. Great camera work. Bizarre, theatrical set design. The lighting is beautiful and stylish. Even some strangely psychedelic moments (the broken glass fight in the shower). And plenty of campy gore that honestly compliments the more artistic moments. Broken glass through an eyeball and a slow-mo geyser of blood shooting out of a prison guards head. Nothing to complain about there. Short runtime helps as well. Everything is straight to the point.

I really liked this one as well, despite having no previous experience with Japanese women in prison films. But the poster art for the series in general is too good not to be intrigued. I liked the first one I wound up grabbing the Arrow box set which is really nice (as expected)

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