Special Interest
June 20, 2019, 05:17:38 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Login Register  

Pages: 1 ... 422 423 424 425 426 427 [428] 429 430 431 432 433 434 ... 498
  Print  
Author Topic: PLAYLIST with COMMENTS/REVIEWS  (Read 2228141 times)
Vermin Marvin and 5 Guests are viewing this topic.
Duncan
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 364


« Reply #6405 on: June 29, 2017, 02:23:17 PM »

First day off work in ages with no plans besides working through the listening pile:

$un $keletons Get it Up Yers Trio Permanent Powers doubledotdash?! (2017)

Nice tape from newish (or newishly active) trio.  Drums, sax and some kind of indian stringed instrument.  Decent ambient/kraut stylings to knock about the house to.

Art Zoyd Generation Sans Futur Atem (1980)

Cinematic avant prog. Like incidental music more than a rock album.  A single blast with drums right at the end but besides this, excellent composition with many returns to particular motifs.  Better than I expected.

Kraan Let It Out Intercord Record Service (1975)

Another one which was better than first thought.  Having started with Andy Nogger, largely considered their best album, I didn't expect too much but this was full of the subtle movements and flourishes which make that album so great.  Will definitely return soon and expect it'll grow even more.

v/a Labyrinths & Jokes Hanson (1998)
Older comp but recently obtained.  Each track is excellent lofi tape based collage stuff but still totally varied.  Even as a sucker for this kind of sound I'd still say it was really high standard stuff.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2017, 02:25:45 PM by Duncan » Logged
Baglady
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 303



WWW
« Reply #6406 on: June 30, 2017, 08:22:56 AM »

GOLDEN SERENADES - Fitte C46 (Trash Ritual)
A GS release I rarely revisit. I'm not sure why, but it could be the cheesy artwork (I know at least two other artists who were a bit disgruntled about Trash Ritual putting that roped girl in the artwork). It's probably my least favorite GS, and yet I still love every second of it. This one and The Swan (on Abisko) is GS at their most raw and unhinged, but with all the dynamics intact. Full on free flowing blown out guitar rumble and heaps of ripping screech. Never a dull moment, and if the flangered feedback on  the flipside doesn't give you goosebumps there's obviously something missing in that head of yours. It's a shame that they seem to have quit(???) after the phenomenal Age Of Swing LP, but at least they kept their discography flawless.
Logged
Zodiac
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 177



WWW
« Reply #6407 on: June 30, 2017, 03:21:04 PM »

SOUND OF SADISM Compilation
Still fresh, i guess.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 03:44:32 PM by Zodiac » Logged

Remember, remember... december.
ConcreteMascara
SI Staff
Diehard user
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1278



WWW
« Reply #6408 on: June 30, 2017, 04:39:02 PM »

I normally wind up listening to a lot of Skinny Puppy in August but this year the urge came early...

Skinny Puppy - Cleanse Fold And Manipulate LP, VIVIsectVI CD, Too Dark Park CD, Addiction CD - CFaM and VIVIsectVI are tied as my two favorite albums aside from Too Dark Park. Too Dark Park is untouchable, plain and simple. But the other two are classics in their own right. And the Addiction CD is a great supplement to CFaM. Deep Down Trauma Hounds and Addiction are my most listened to favorites of the early SP period and their remixes are even better than the album versions. Such perfectly cold music for hot and sticky summer days.

Damien Dubrovnik - Europa Dagbog MP3s and First Burning Attraction LP - Europa Dogbog desperately needs a repress. Still my favorite DD album as it reaches a moody catharsis the others cant seem to match. Just say the new DD album is out, I'm interested to see how it stacks up.
Logged

bitewerksMTB
Overkill user
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 2449


« Reply #6409 on: June 30, 2017, 06:41:58 PM »

Con-Dom "All in Good Faith" tape (Control Domination)- this is a 'promo' tape Mike sent me. It has a white sleeve with the cuffed man hanging by his arms with pasted on titles inside along with a yellow flyer for the tape release. The cass. has ' AIGF promo' hand-written on one side & 'Con-Dom' on the other. I think this is one of his best works. All of the tracks are engaging, etc. Lots of samples from religious loons. I wonder what happened to my copy of the cd?!? Anyone have it & want to get rid of it for a reasonable price or trade?

Boy Dirt Car "Catalyst" tape (Artweather)- looks like this is the debut; it has more musical elements than later work. Lots of guitar with one track sounding very close to Big Black-type sound; tracks with Lunde's vocals/voice are the best esp. "Black House". Discogs says this is the 3rd release but there is nothing listed before '84 when "Catalyst" was released...
« Last Edit: June 30, 2017, 06:51:35 PM by bitewerksMTB » Logged
FreakAnimalFinland
MODERATOR
Administrator
Overkill user
*******
Offline Offline

Posts: 4060



WWW
« Reply #6410 on: July 01, 2017, 02:55:45 PM »

H.Ö.H. "Palava Kuljettaja" tape
New tape contains 6 untitled tracks and I dare to say, despite admiring all the H.Ö.H. stuff, perhaps the best tape yet! It remains pretty much equally brutal and primitive as before, but each track has clearer distinctive elements and "composition". Even if it may be just crackling radio static and rewinding tape noises back and forth or somehow rugged tape loops. All remains utterly primitive and hand made feel, void on ANY effect gadgets or editing. Brilliant!

EURONET "Jabber Zeus" tape
LEGLESS "Music For Blackouts" tape

White Centipede Noise
Label remains to be crucial source for no-bullshit harsh noise assaults! Of course harsh heads could review all the tapes in length & detail, but perhaps unnecessary now. Just to conclude, every tape on this label seems above average!

SEX AND HYPNOSIS tape
Backteria Field
A-side passes by without much of impact, but not sure what exactly is so crucially different on b-side, that it captures instantly! Creepy industrial noise created of multiple sound layers of physical noises. Not sure if it's accurate to talk about oldest TNB, 1st album era Haters or Vivenza, but somehow those names came to my mind even if SAH barely sounds like them.

WHITESWAN "Inevitability of violence" tape
Nil By Mouth
Finnish PE, which has always been hit & miss. This is more towards first demo type. Primitive vocals with no effects, and not much of character, but fits quite well with one-dimensional lo-fi noise electronics. Which is not bad category here. My only complaint is that like tape on Wrath, both sides are nearly identical. Just doing basically "same track again". While he could have set up sound different and both sides would become more interesting. But sonically, this is actually one of the best Whiteswan tapes, with more blown-up overloaded electronics!

SISSY SPACEK "Slow Move" CD
WHITE GOLD "2" CD

Troniks
Troniks is not dead!! It's slower than it used to be at peak, but Phil is still around and as result you can hear two releases that are like timetravel to 2005. If you didn't get enough of harsh noise from Los Angeles back then, and feel like blasting high-treble levels, fierce electronic harsh noise is what you need, then here's two discs what won't disappoint.
There is no overloaded crunch of the 90's, but the mid 2000's ripping clarity and crisp distortion.
Sissy Spacek has more "meat" behind the layers of nearly plain white noise, but also this time it is harsh noise - not noisecore or experimental of some sort.

SHIFT "Altamont Rising" CD
Cold Spring
Still waiting copies of new album to arrive, so re-visited this previous album, and it is actually even better than I remembered. I don't think I ever made conscious link of this and The Grey Wolves. Of course it's foolish to assume GW would be any specific influence for Shift, but now that this is playing, it's almost as if Catholic Priest Fuck Children & War Against Society era grey wolves popped some steroids and upgraded their gear. Some of the similar fuzzy rawness, yet tonal heavy electonic backbone, looping rhythms etc.. The Raptors Talons Tore Their Flesh goes pretty close to territory of Through Constant Decay, minus eerie choir synths.
That all said, Shift has been already years more like bands to use as referencepoint, than to be compared with older groups. Now with c. 5 years after this was composed, it underlines strength of album how fresh and timeless it sounds!

IRM "The Cult Of The Young Men" CD
Annihilvs
Another revisit. 2002-2006 recordings, live either studio or at gig. Time before permanent bass player. It is not bad. Not at all, but there are few things what are clear. First of all, IRM has matured and become more interesting during last 10 years. Second, this material is not that far from what IRM does, but is simply not as well done as it is now. As good as Bladh is as vocalist, after all, he has nearly one way of doing his delivery. Vocal rhythm, tone, and intensity is almost identical from album to album. In latest efforts, there is variety, but still very much certain way.
If one would compare Shift with this, each Shift album is different from the previous. Despite few elements, like darkness, negativity, slow tempo and heaviness, Shift always changes. Of course every IRM album is different, but certain elements repeat strongly - one being vocal style & effects used with it, which is so dominating element that it may make tracks feel samey, even if they weren't. While I used to be much in favor or "red album", nowadays I'd rate highest things from 12" on Segerhuva onwards where band has upped the level in pretty much every level.   
Logged

E-mail: fanimal +a+ cfprod,com
MAGAZINE: http://www.special-interests.net
LABEL / DISTRIBUTION: FREAK ANIMAL http://www.nhfastore.net
bitewerksMTB
Overkill user
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 2449


« Reply #6411 on: July 01, 2017, 07:23:15 PM »

"...As good as Bladh is as vocalist, after all, he has nearly one way of doing his delivery. Vocal rhythm, tone, and intensity is almost identical from album to album."

That's exactly what kills his work for me.

Last night was a couple of Eric Lunde tapes: "Operative" & Trait "Acephalia". Not sure if Trait is Lunde plus others or just him. "Operative" is mostly tape experiments & spoken word. Definitely not sounds created to listen to but more like research projects. "Acephalia" is more 'noise music'. There's loops, voice, & percussion. Sounds like some of it is live performances.
Logged
david lloyd jones
Diehard user
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1195



« Reply #6412 on: July 02, 2017, 06:49:32 PM »

am not 'the developing world'.
the sounds, smooth, power electronics via industrial, making for an aggressive yet coherent product.
the lyrics/vocals explore the capitalist costs.
too drunk to go into specifics, but this is a superb release in the industrial/pe vein of go, recent unrest acts, etc.
ps, lovely pamphlet with lp.
Logged
re:evolution
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 191


WWW
« Reply #6413 on: July 03, 2017, 12:53:49 AM »

It has been 2 years since I posted a review link here. Where did that time go?

Anyway, here is a link to the latest review, being a pinnacle release in recent years: https://noisereceptor.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/con-dom-how-welcome-is-death-to-i-who-have-nothing-more-to-do-but-die/

There are also plenty more reviews on the site if you have not had a look anytime recently.
Logged

noise receptor: sound with impact - analysing the abstract
http://noisereceptor.wordpress.com/
http://www.noisereceptor.bigcartel.com

spectrum magazine archive: ambient / industrial / experimental / power electronics / neo-folk music culture magazine
http://spectrummagarchive.wordpress.com/
NIT
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 25



« Reply #6414 on: July 03, 2017, 01:19:52 AM »

KRUELECO - REGNO cassette

Well executed harsh noise with a black metal influence from this Italian unit. Several tracks employ BM style drumming, something I have not heard done in this context and it works well. Krueleco is foremost a HN concern and bears no resemblance to the usual crossover between these styles in which we often hear BM musicians poorly imitating HN or PE sounds. Much attention is given to clear and punishing production, and clearly a lot of thought and work went into this release. There is a newer track by this project on SoundCloud which moves toward a more textural, almost glitchy sound, still very harsh and well produced.  Sounds promising. 


MODERN - FINAL cassette

Rough and textural sounds of cryptic origin. Early electronic and tape music provides a point of reference but there is nothing imitative or backward looking here. At times sounds are suggestive of actions or events, but the nature of these is never obvious. I often play this short cassette, look forward to more work from Josh in the future.


V/A  - WE GAVE THEM THE FUTURE BUT THEY WANTED THE PAST cassette

Well known, I hope, how great this one is. In pretty constant rotation.


TRI FUNCTION MILLION/UT - SPLIT LP

This is an exciting release. I won't even try to describe it but it is well worth your time. HIGHLY RECCOMENDED


MILITARY POSITION - ANTI HUMAN cassette

Heavy and primitive PE. Great sounds and textures, effective vocals, simple and powerful. Many repeat listens here.
Logged
Johann
user
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 237



« Reply #6415 on: July 04, 2017, 03:57:24 AM »

All the recent 3" CD talk got me thinking to go through mine, always like the format. Good lengths and sometimes very interesting packaging, particularly if your dealing with labels like Banned Production...

Small Cruel Party : Koilos : a distressed paper package with a small sticker holding it shut. Inside a photo of some cave in France. The release starts off quiet, gotta really crank it to hear it. Sounds like table work, small objects dragged around the table with little processing, maybe building up on a reel to reel loop...slowly building up, about 5 minutes in little bits of metal enter the mix and the sound becomes more clinking and constant, like ball bearings vibrating in a ceramic bowl as it's dragged forcefully along the surface. Really nice organic sound collage. As the cacophony fades out small clicks like breaking twigs ping back and forth between the speakers, sparse metal resonance floats in and out of the mix with breath never fully revealing itself and the snaps fall to silence.

Next up i have really fond memories of, been so long since I listened. Not sure why. Another BP 3".
Joe Colley : Music For Prepared Chord Organ : one of those pieces you just have to play loud, fills the room with the most soothing feedback...pulsing and crackling, I really admire that he can do so much with so little, even with the sound sources known it's easy to hear a whole environment wrapped up in it all...creaking floors and summer rain, it mixes in perfect with the last bird calls of the night coming through the screens from outside...as it goes on it begins to pick up a slightly more electronic sound without losing the organic quality of the work, occasionally it sounds like recordings of helicopters and cicadas or passing cars interspersed with overwhelming electrical buzzing.

Darksmith : Weightless (Chrondritic Sound) whirring electric buzz that builds till a flutter full of tape glurp that suddenly drops out to silence. The 2nd track is a slightly rhythmic domestic recording, could be a ticking tape machine or a loop of gray sound, it just kind of floats in the space without ever morphing, the 3rd track feels like it suddenly dropped out of the second, dense but spacious lowend with looping clicks and hums that eventually form a beautiful ambient loop with a fairly idiosyncratic rhythm that finally gets consumed by a tape gulp, the final track has a much darker feel. It still maintains the overall organic sound present in the earlier tracks but has a gritty buzz that gets punctuated by a walkie talkie like static every two seconds or so adding a slightly sinister quality that reminds me of power electronics in some strange way, suddenly the sound just falls out.

John Duncan : Riot LP : VOD The Early Years : Not a lot to say about this one that hasn't been said already, master of shortwave. Minimal record (Shortwave, Voice, Steel door) of diverse and engaging sounds. A real masterpiece.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2017, 06:44:34 AM by Johann » Logged
urall
Heavy user
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 257


WWW
« Reply #6416 on: July 04, 2017, 11:03:47 PM »

JH1.FS3 ‎– Allegiance CS
Crispy electronics, with lots of spoken word parts involved about pseudo-romantic/erotic adventures with a twist. It seems the compositions are really well structured and even have a cinematic feel to me. Really like this tape from the first time i heard it. Especially the first track (A2 - not the intro) is really good. The new album on Ideal recs is still on my 'to listen' pile, but i'm looking forward to dive into that one.
Logged

Deadpriest
Diehard user
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 526


Ignorance is strength.


« Reply #6417 on: July 05, 2017, 07:35:43 PM »

I was listening to some brutal death metal on youtube -random song after random song!! Then I listened to a bit of the Grand Guignol by Schloss Tegal, then the whole of Dekadenz by Bizarre Uproar and I am now listening to Closure II by IRM.
A fine time has been had!
Logged

My book of poetry: http://www.histergrant.com/
Deadpriest
Diehard user
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 526


Ignorance is strength.


« Reply #6418 on: July 05, 2017, 10:11:48 PM »

Now I'm listening to Rectal Hygienics.
Logged

My book of poetry: http://www.histergrant.com/
Andrew McIntosh
Overkill user
******
Offline Offline

Posts: 1988



« Reply #6419 on: July 06, 2017, 04:43:07 AM »

Still swimming in the dark ambient oceans, this time with the Ugasanie series of albums from Cryo Chamber, dedicated to the very frozen very North. Soft, slow musical tones over ridden by soft, slow sounds. Just nice, simple, soft slow stuff.
Logged

"Unless suffering is the direct and immediate object of life, our existence must entirely fail of its aim." - Schopenhauer.
Pages: 1 ... 422 423 424 425 426 427 [428] 429 430 431 432 433 434 ... 498
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.182 seconds with 19 queries.