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« Reply #105 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.
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« Reply #106 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...
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« Reply #107 on: August 11, 2015, 04:35:49 PM »

RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK / RUDOLF EB.ER "bock . mist . bock" 7"
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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"
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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"

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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.
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« Reply #108 on: August 12, 2015, 05:50:20 PM »

N.A.O.S. "Iron Youth" 7"
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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
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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.
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« Reply #109 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!
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« Reply #110 on: June 15, 2020, 04:58:14 PM »

That's a good batch. Won't find any of these in local stores here.
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