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« Reply #6630 on: November 28, 2017, 09:57:51 PM »

MERZBOW "Life Performance" CD
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Great to see Cold Spring to finally put out actually good Merzbow CD! I think none of the many merzbow items label has done, has stood out as particularly great. Of course some are ok. This, being re-mastered re-issue of 1985 tape, that goes into harsh noise category, yet still full of loops, tape manipulations and such is example of good era where even standard merz-noise stands out!

From 2015-2017, what releases have been re-releases from the 80s like this one?

Last year Urashima did Lowest Music.2 and Remblandt Assemblage. Can't comment on content / quality, though.
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« Reply #6631 on: November 29, 2017, 12:51:24 AM »

Last year Urashima did Lowest Music.2 and Remblandt Assemblage. Can't comment on content / quality, though.

I very much enjoyed Lowest Music 2 and Collection 009. I didn't love all of Remblandt Assemblage however, if that's the one with the acoustic guitar bits in it, which seemed to drag on and on. I am definitely looking forward to more of these Urashima reissues though.
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« Reply #6632 on: November 29, 2017, 11:37:22 AM »

Damien Dubrovnik - Great Many Arrows

Probably a contentious one, I'm not actually sure what the prevailing opinion of Posh Isolation/Loke Rahbek around here is. Personally hit and miss as a label for me, as Damien Dubrovnik delivers some brilliant ambient/industrial stuff but other stuff errs too much on the side of modern techno/electronica for me. Then there's some material totally separate from the industrial spectrum such as Vanessa Amara which is just beautiful piano/organ/string improvisation.
Of course then you have label stalwarts like Puce Mary, who is indisputably excellent at creating detailed and dynamic PE/industrial.

Great Many Arrows to me seems like the culmination of the best of a few different styles Rahbek has been trying for a few years. Some ostensibly "heavy" PE sounds, some long quiet atmospheric passages with snippets of field recordings or strange percussive instruments, and some very melancholy synth/organ/string melodies. It's certainly a far cry from early DD or stuff like Caucasian Colony but it's an interesting progression as an artist and one of my favourites from a year with a lot of other good releases within the PE/industrial/experimental circle.
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« Reply #6633 on: November 30, 2017, 12:02:56 PM »

Utzalu - The Loins of Repentance

https://vrasubatlat.bandcamp.com/album/vt-xv-the-loins-of-repentance

Some great noise passages in this black metal album. Top quality stuff as usual from Vrasubatlat- if you like Dagger Lust, Triumvir Foul, Knife Dagger, etc then you'll know what to expect from this label.
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« Reply #6634 on: November 30, 2017, 03:35:50 PM »

Ebola Disco - Discography
Cool stuff! At the beginning, I felt that some of the studio tracks could have used 10 - 20% more biting distortion, but I got into it and enjoyed myself. Some of the live performances seemed really damn powerful and aggressive. Very nice no-bullshit PE.

Am Not - First Morbid Vibrations
Contemporary Am Not is so strong and dominant that my initial fear was that this may suffer in comparison. This was not the case, though. Very nice and deep sounds, not quite as aggressive as some of his best new stuff, but still very musical and round. Certainly a very good idea to reissue this and recommended, of course.

Incapacitants - Mon, Ma, Mon?
Always an enjoyable act! This material was not quite as powerful as some other stuff for some reason, but still, second-best Incapacitants beats 90% of the rest. Very good live track at the end that sounded nice and harsh!
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« Reply #6635 on: November 30, 2017, 06:19:32 PM »

Utzalu - The Loins of Repentance

https://vrasubatlat.bandcamp.com/album/vt-xv-the-loins-of-repentance

Some great noise passages in this black metal album. Top quality stuff as usual from Vrasubatlat- if you like Dagger Lust, Triumvir Foul, Knife Dagger, etc then you'll know what to expect from this label.

The opening sounds of that album took me by surprise, thought it sounded great and wasn't expecting it at all. The metal itself lacked a bit for me personally, especially in contrast to the noise.
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« Reply #6636 on: November 30, 2017, 06:32:26 PM »

Currently on a Black Metal trip

Ordo Templi Aeternae Lucis /  Blessed In Sin  ‎– Tu Fui Ego Eris
Always followed this circle of bands and loved their output. Blessed In Sin was a bit hit and miss in my ears though, songwriting has definitely improved on this release. Kristallnacht meets Varathron.

Die Kunst Der Finsternis  ‎– Das Geheimnis Des Vampirs
Hetroertzen main guy playing stuff that sounds like Darkthrone/Katharsis meets Mercyful Fate perhaps. Enjoying this much more than Hetroertzen.

Mooncitadel  ‎– As Nightwind Embraced And The Shadows Caressed...  
Early 90's style, complete with keyboards and main protagonist wielding a sword on the cover. Hope a vinyl version of this comes out.

Tenebrae In Perpetuum  ‎– Onori Funebri Rituali
A name I overlooked back in the 2000s when they were active. Immediately dropped $100 on a few LPs. Great riffs, hateful vocals. Relatively simple but I like that.

Lluvia  ‎– Premonicion De Guerra
Late to the party with this too, and kicking myself because it's fantastic and any albums cost a limb. Right amount of atmosphere and repetition to keep me engaged.

Demonomantic  ‎– Blessed in Eternal Cruelty
See above. This is fucking nuts black/death. Effected voices wavering in and out. Prefer this approach much more over Proclamation or other bands in the style.
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« Reply #6637 on: November 30, 2017, 06:41:55 PM »

Tenebrae In Perpetuum  ‎– Onori Funebri Rituali
A name I overlooked back in the 2000s when they were active. Immediately dropped $100 on a few LPs. Great riffs, hateful vocals. Relatively simple but I like that.
One of my personal favorite black metal albums but the sophomore album is fantastic as well. Drumming/drum sound is just flawless, cold and piercing guitar work and vocals flow perfectly.

Demonomantic  ‎– Blessed in Eternal Cruelty
See above. This is fucking nuts black/death. Effected voices wavering in and out. Prefer this approach much more over Proclamation or other bands in the style.
Congrats for scoring one!

And since I'm here... well, playing vinyl version of Oksennus "Valkoinen Jättiläinen" atm. Happy to get it from the band since buying from the label in China would've end up costing me close to 50€ for one LP and Kalle was kind enough to include the latest Hirveä demo in the package as well. One of the more daring and experimental death metal bands out there without coming across as pretentious, artfaggy or just plain annoying. Some of the members are active supporters of our noise/PE scene which is nice. These are not some pansies scared to get down and dirty as we like it here in Finland. About the pressing, from MPO so quality there. I had the self-released tape version of this already but only remember that it sounded a bit thin. This one might sound a bit better but at some points the bass is a bit overpowering which could've been fixed during mastering process. The music itself is top notch, totally crazy and unpredictable twists and turns yet all the members are in perfect sync. Like improv and math mixed together or free jazz with skill and direction in form of death metal. Not even a single annoying riff which is an achievement in itself when speaking about experimental metal music. The latest album, Sokea Idiootti is fantastic as well... I'm sucker for those doomy sections on that album. The Bestial Burst vinyl version sounds just flawless. Monolithic sound on that one! All around great band!
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« Reply #6638 on: November 30, 2017, 07:54:12 PM »


Am Not - First Morbid Vibrations
Contemporary Am Not is so strong and dominant that my initial fear was that this may suffer in comparison. This was not the case, though. Very nice and deep sounds, not quite as aggressive as some of his best new stuff, but still very musical and round. Certainly a very good idea to reissue this and recommended, of course.


- best output in my opinion.
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« Reply #6639 on: December 01, 2017, 08:07:29 AM »

In a recent observations with FB over the last month, clearly they have implemented algorithms to 'choke' the reach of both site pages as well as individual profiles. Consequently I predict a mass exodus or underground types from the site as a result - but we shall see.

Regardless, I figured I would start to post reviews here again.

Today my short reviews of the latest G/O 7" and Ke/Hil 12" went up here: https://wp.me/p2IChd-1bT
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« Reply #6640 on: December 01, 2017, 08:30:10 PM »

Currently on a Black Metal trip

Tenebrae In Perpetuum  ‎– Onori Funebri Rituali
A name I overlooked back in the 2000s when they were active. Immediately dropped $100 on a few LPs. Great riffs, hateful vocals. Relatively simple but I like that.


Havent heard the 3rd album but 1&2 and demo etc are all perfect.  Sound quality, intensity, riffs - memorable cold and powerful tracks. 

I enjoy peripheral projects related but TIP itself is the perfect articulation of Black Metal "styled" playing.

Regularly in rotation.
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« Reply #6641 on: December 01, 2017, 11:18:57 PM »


Sick Seed - Power Play (CD, Filth&Violence): Another great SS album. Don't know what else to say. Would be nice to know who this actually all is about though. Can someone help me out?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gurdjieff

And it's a great album, indeed. Sick Seed never delivers 'more of the same' but always is good stuff. One of the big names in this huge-in-number-but-tiny scene.
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« Reply #6642 on: December 02, 2017, 12:36:07 AM »

Sleep Column - Colleen Dawn Adams
The first in the "Walls about missing people" series on Wall Noise Action, Colleen Dawn Adams is also the 842nd release on Wall Noise Action. The dedication of the Russian HNW online community (consisting as it does of like two people) cannot be doubted. The sound on this one is very much what we've all come to expect from Sleep Column: bass dominated harsh noise with a distinct texture. It's massive and consistent enough so you can basically skip around to your heart's content without hearing any relevant shifts in the sound, but still not literally an uninterrupted or static wall. There are tiny little rasps, strange little conundrums and always, always that ripping, urgent bass howl underlying the whole deal. Great stuff, at least if you sometimes think regular harsh noise has too much going on. No eardrum-piercing shock noises here: what you hear during the first minute, is what you get for the next thirty minutes. There are two tracks (each, of course, "untitled"), and they do in fact differ quite a lot from each other. Whichever order you play them in, the second one you listen to is always better.
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« Reply #6643 on: December 02, 2017, 06:58:21 PM »

And since I'm here... well, playing vinyl version of Oksennus "Valkoinen Jättiläinen" atm. Happy to get it from the band since buying from the label in China would've end up costing me close to 50€ for one LP

Sheesh, glad I grabbed the tape copy of this a while back so I can ignore the discogs flippery that seems inevitable. Seems kind of pointless to do 100 copies of an LP for a band that NWN! just signed but hey, what do I know? Anyway, they're a great band, I really dig whatever the heck they're doing. Sokea Idiootti is so frickin' wild, and I'm really looking forward to hearing what they release next.
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« Reply #6644 on: December 03, 2017, 04:16:53 PM »

PROMETHEAN
It's a french black metal band with quite technical skills and keyboards.
Saw them live yesterday, it reminded me of old EMPEROR, with the sound and atmosphere it seemed really end 90's :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZe5MtTxpZc
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