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« Reply #6960 on: June 09, 2018, 12:26:14 AM »

SONNO FERRUM tape

Always a great experience. I think I already mentioned it, but I'd definitely like to hear more like this one. Any recommendations?

The "sequel" Perdo Omnis. Although it's not metal junk, more rough field recordings.

Personally when it comes time for a fix of raw metal junk, alongside this comp, I'll chuck on Seer of Decay disc 2 or some of Hal's Factory of Metal Sound work.
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« Reply #6961 on: June 09, 2018, 01:29:57 AM »

It's nothing groundbreaking in terms of originality but it's a good listen- a few really solid tracks. The B-side is a lot slower moving and creepy, ends it off nicely. I guess you can stream the whole thing here: https://tescogermany.bandcamp.com/album/freedom-locked

I liked this a lot.

I won't argue the originality point, but originality is extremely overrated these days. Art forms such as Egyptian hieroglyphs and second wave black metal have taught us that refined imitation is vastly superior to petite bourgeois concepts such as "individual creativity", and that assessment is at least 80% serious, btw, and I do once again like this. There are some passages that would require you to be in the right mood (slow, dark ambient-ass whispering power electronics seems to be moving towards forming its own sub-genre these days), but all in all this sounds great.


Agree with you here- I thoroughly enjoyed the record, was just trying to be frank on the point that it isn't re-inventing the wheel. Gave it another play again and some of the more sample-oriented tracks make me think of bdn - necrose evangelicum or other CMI stuff from around that time. Think it's substantially better than the guys other project, which is for me on the bottom of the scale for Galakthorro projects
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« Reply #6962 on: June 09, 2018, 07:32:40 AM »

Worth - “Blood Possessed” CDr (Prosse Nage, 2018)

Everything Worth puts out is gold new-era dynamic HN. This CD in particular features grinding, squeaking, banging, smashing and all that good junk-noise onomatopoeia, but in a surprisingly cogent mass that has an enduring intriguing character that makes Worth releases so addicting and depressing to finish. The sound is massive and rumbling, like listening to the dust storm of the apocalypse whirlwind infrastructure debris around, but played from the other end of a CB radio through $30,000 speakers.

https://www.discogs.com/Worth-Blood-Possessed/release/11908705
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« Reply #6963 on: June 09, 2018, 03:29:50 PM »

SONNO FERRUM tape

Always a great experience. I think I already mentioned it, but I'd definitely like to hear more like this one. Any recommendations?

The "sequel" Perdo Omnis. Although it's not metal junk, more rough field recordings.

Personally when it comes time for a fix of raw metal junk, alongside this comp, I'll chuck on Seer of Decay disc 2 or some of Hal's Factory of Metal Sound work.

Yeah, thanks. These are all great as well. Want more...
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« Reply #6964 on: June 14, 2018, 12:06:25 AM »

Yesterday, Stadsbranden 3 (Styggelse) : Compilation with Ochu, Alfarmania, Young Hustlers, Treriksroset and Worth. I could stop here since line-up speaks for itself. But i ll write what i think. I can't say we have their best material here, but that doesn't mean anything. Even the average stuff of some of these guys can easily sweep most other's best. Ochu is opening with a track similar style to the latest album -if i remember well, i have only listened it through MP3s long ago. I bought the tape reissue so will listen properly these days- . Alfarmania with a somewhat "cinematic" track, like the soundtrack of a mystery movie. In 2 parts, first like a long intro, second more close to what you would expect, with vocals etc. Not bad -sorry i can't find an Alfarmania track bad anyway. I am biased probably- , he can do better for sure. Young Hustlers, with 2 PE tracks. Very simple, minimal, effective, to the point. I regret i had the chance to buy their debut tape and i didn't cause the total of 15 euro seemed too much for an unknown project to me. Treriksroset with a short 3-4 min track. Worth is better on the CDR. - Overall, tape is good just not the absolutely ultimate comp. my over-excited self expected. - I must mention the amazing booklet which is probably the best i have ever seen !

Today, The Golden Serenades - The Swan (Abisko) : Mercyless mindfuck ! Harsh-est noise, piercing frequences, metal objects or glass or i don't know what being shaken, smashed or i don't know what, mayhem. Like a symphony of agony. One may find it one-dimensional since all tracks sound from the same session. The whole thing is an experience. Being slowly inch by inch mutilated by a fishing cord. I swet !

And Ahlzagailzehguh - Hard To Return (Collapsed Hole) : C120 compilation of Ahlz's material from various releases. Some rare ones are whole included here. Seeing that very rare tape for sale at a fair price i couldn't let it go. Other Ahlz releases if for sale they are at similar price, and we speak for C10, C20. Super good noise, very pleasant to listen -i don't say it in bad way, i don't mean it's "easy" or catchy. Actually after The Swan anything would sound pleasant- , 1 hour flew by nicely ! I only listened Side A, no time for more. Not sure i didn't lost count, i think it's the Enemy Of Future tracks i liked most. I have whole Side B waiting for me -this tape, real score!- . Plus Black Destination tapes which came with the same order !
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« Reply #6965 on: June 14, 2018, 04:44:45 PM »

Today, The Golden Serenades - The Swan (Abisko) : Mercyless mindfuck ! Harsh-est noise, piercing frequences, metal objects or glass or i don't know what being shaken, smashed or i don't know what, mayhem. Like a symphony of agony. One may find it one-dimensional since all tracks sound from the same session. The whole thing is an experience. Being slowly inch by inch mutilated by a fishing cord. I swet !

Nice imagery there! The Swan could be my favorite release from the project. Simply does the job. Every time.

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« Reply #6966 on: June 15, 2018, 12:19:52 AM »

Been obsessing on the first five years of Control (not intentionally limited to then).   Misanthrope and Natural Selection.  I know some like their PE really dirty.  Not me.  His production can be a sonic behemoth and effortlessly, and overwhelmingly, devour a room.  Revisited the first couple of Tho-So-Aa albums; reminding me of the strength of Art Kontret.  New top quality, hi-res vinyl rips of Iron Maiden, Van Halen, and Pantera.  In-between the Control suffocations, still using Steve Roach for respite.  Also, Collapsar.
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« Reply #6967 on: June 16, 2018, 01:08:03 PM »

RICHARD MOULT "Chamber music" + "Chamber music 2" CD's
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Good stuff here. Chamber music with sort of odd twist. At the same time relaxing and atmoshperic compositions on piano/keyboards/violin/viola/oboe/flute etc, yet it has some haunting quality to it what sets it apart from the "usual" chamber music you could expect from "normal" composers. Yet also seems so far away from many synthetic neo-classical ( =in sense of post industrial reference) projects. I wish covers would have not been ruined by shitty current times typography.

ALBERICH "Precursor" tape
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I don't have much Alberich stuff. I often read people praising them and recommending them, yet often Hospital priced were too much for me or I didn't even have time to react before things were sold out. Lucky to get this one, since it is really good one! Heavy electronics. Like Zeno Marx says above, some like their power electronics really dirty, but some don't. This is certainly for those who like heavy, fairly clean and some could say "well produced" material. Often very rhythmic, utterly synth based. Even to the point few times I wonder if this is the gap between heavy electronics and synthwave, hah?! Well, luckily, despite lots of polyfonic synth tones and heavy rhythms, it's fairly oppressive and hard. I wouldn't call it power electronics per se, but falls well into industrial music traditions and is very very good. Certainly could fit to be album done on LP/CD.

SKREWDRIVER "Studio Sessions 1985" CD
Fendale Archives
I like mostly the early part of Skrewdriver. Of course there are good songs on all albums, but early days are flawless. This unreleased recording that surfaced now on LP and CD was really good since what we have here is pre- Blood & Honour album studio rehearsal. Sound being closer to stuff like WP 7" than cleaner (...relative) B&H studio album. Already rather sloppy and mid paced rock tracks, occasional faster track. This session doesn't include all B&H tracks, but instead few missing ones, there is also track called Friday, which was released on No Surrender vol 2 comp under title "Friday Night". Now just raw (probably 4-track) production. This comes from archives of bass player of band who played short time during 84-85. Quite surprising to surface now decent sounding unreleased recording and old photos! Vinyl version has different cover and lacking all information and gig posters and photos of CD booklet.

MASKHEAD "The Secret Rites of Perversion" tape
MASKHEAD "Captured Obsession" tape

2017-2018 stuff from Maskhead shows progression from releases of 2015-2016. It still remains filthy noise that seems most suitable on limited run of tapes, rather than "real album". It is hard to decide which one is better. Some ways, Secret Rites of Perversion, yet the sleazy and disgusting noise of Captured Obsession somehow hits the sweet spot, heh... Mix of juicy sex sounds, water, delicate noises, reverb drenched distorted voices. Never fast or aggressive, more bizarre and perverse. What could be seen as negative side of Maskhead, is the lack of personal input on artwork. Surely, both releases look neat and are filled with sleaze, yet Capture Obsession is 100% Wrath style and Secret Rites.. is 100% Bacteria Field style. So what is Maskhead's style? OFR label's tape - that yet to listen, looks again 100% like release of that label. Now when music is advancing into new levels and getting even originality, I'm missing bands own visual identity.
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« Reply #6968 on: June 17, 2018, 05:33:34 AM »

Mark Vernon “Lend an Ear, Leave a Word: Audio Archaeology Series V. 1” LP (Kye, 2016)
        I am writing this review not only for my own reflections, but as a kind of calling-card; Bloated Slutbag, if you're reading this, I'll PayPal you the money to download the Bandcamp version and post a review of your own (seriously) – I can only imagine how those more creative than I would describe the sounds on this. There is so much to enjoy, let alone simply listen to here, that the name speaks for itself – this is just a massive score. Consisting almost entirely of found sound from thrift store and flea market tapes (in addition to some cleverly-placed field recordings), this is easily on par with anything Heemann, Greif or Gustafsson ever did and as good as anything from the '80s that anyone would consider “classic.” It's that good (“Boca de Inferno” is just incredible in particular), and it manages to cover a lot of ground with sound that (mostly) wasn't even recorded by Vernon himself. From noisy and disturbing to hypnotic and pleasant, this record could fit any mood but should probably be savored late at night. I've been looking for something like this for years and this is exactly what I wanted.

Guido Gamboa “Saturday's Notes” LP (Pentiments, 2017)
        Fuckin' top-notch musique concrete/sound collage/whatever that seems to consist entirely of digitally-captured field recordings, with next to no processing if any (at least that's my best guess). Sounds are delicately layered and extremely well-defined, so if tape plays a role here, it's on the level of Jason Lescalleet in the sense that he's not doing the saturation/decay/flutter stuff. Another review somewhere else said this sounds like it was recorded in a city, and I agree – this sounds like (non-)music someone would make living in an urban environment, wanting to cope with all the noise around. Very stealthy, sleek sound that never manages to become fully disturbing, but does cross into paranoid industrial atmospheres at times, even if unintentionally, because things never really calm down despite some brighter points. Don't skip on this if you're curious, because it's not often something so standalone and atavistic comes out of the blue. This should please fans of sound in general.
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« Reply #6969 on: June 17, 2018, 07:13:03 PM »

Mark Vernon “Lend an Ear, Leave a Word: Audio Archaeology Series V. 1” LP (Kye, 2016)

Guido Gamboa “Saturday's Notes” LP (Pentiments, 2017)
Thanks for reviewing these.  Both are very good.
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« Reply #6970 on: June 18, 2018, 01:48:37 AM »

Mark Vernon “Lend an Ear, Leave a Word: Audio Archaeology Series V. 1” LP (Kye, 2016)

Guido Gamboa “Saturday's Notes” LP (Pentiments, 2017)
Thanks for reviewing these.  Both are very good.

My pleasure, man, glad someone else likes them. Really into this kind of stuff that achieves unsettling atmospheres without using the typical formulas, so to speak.

Astor "Lina in Nida" (Penultimate Press, 2018)
          Here, Harwood mostly (but not entirely) ditches the concrete sounds for a pretty weird and somewhat diverse take on abstract electronics. The pieces with more variation within and those which include the female spoken word by Kris Lemsalu are probably best, but some manage to be fairly harsh and difficult listening ("Orion" especially, that shit's like Komische Hijokaidan as far as I'm concerned), even if it's not noise or whatever. I'll admit I don't really care for this kind of super-modern, abstract synth stuff much at all, and that's being polite about it, but this is definitely a major exception. Some would find this pretty relaxed and serene but I find it cold, bright, and disturbing like a snowless winter. This doesn't sound at all like The Shadow Ring, but the fact that it manages to be so eerie when I'm not sure if that's the intent is comparable to some of the stuff I've heard by them; I.E. it could be an enjoyable or drudging listen depending on my mood. In this case, a good thing.
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« Reply #6971 on: June 18, 2018, 11:07:36 AM »

Mark Vernon “Lend an Ear, Leave a Word: Audio Archaeology Series V. 1” LP (Kye, 2016)

Guido Gamboa “Saturday's Notes” LP (Pentiments, 2017)
Thanks for reviewing these.  Both are very good.

Yes - great stuff !  I'm going through Vernons bandcamp now - until now all enjoyable.


Over the weekend i've been listening to the new Christian Mirande CS on Ascetic House 'Scaled Deposits'

A 90 minute CS is quite the work so i need time to fully absorb this. But after a couple of listens in a variety of circumstances i can only say that this is an absolute excellent release !  Also enjoyable if you like above references.
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« Reply #6972 on: June 18, 2018, 07:32:06 PM »

Mark Vernon “Lend an Ear, Leave a Word: Audio Archaeology Series V. 1” LP (Kye, 2016)

Guido Gamboa “Saturday's Notes” LP (Pentiments, 2017)
Thanks for reviewing these.  Both are very good.

My pleasure, man, glad someone else likes them. Really into this kind of stuff that achieves unsettling atmospheres without using the typical formulas, so to speak.

just a thought, but maybe there should be an electroacoustic/musique concrète/field recordings thread because i too enjoy this stuff and would love to recommend and receive further recommendations related to them
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« Reply #6973 on: June 18, 2018, 08:49:26 PM »

just a thought, but maybe there should be an electroacoustic/musique concrète/field recordings thread because i too enjoy this stuff and would love to recommend and receive further recommendations related to them
I believe there are two or three.  Do an advanced search for Bayle in posts for the musique concrète, and Dauby for the field recordings (or field recordings in topics, because I believe it's called just that).
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« Reply #6974 on: June 19, 2018, 12:29:49 PM »

Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement - Water witches
I saw this listed for pre-order on Hospital and hesitated, then it sold out and now goes for obscene amounts on Discogs, so instead I purchased digital download at fraction of the cost and can say, I'm glad I did. Because at 277mins its a struggle to get through, especially compared to Alberich's NATO which I can happily listen to all the way through its 237min running time. So why not this?
I own the RSE LP's and maybe 20min excerpts of music works better for this project because I love those LPs but Water Witches is an effort. Too much blurs into one long undifferentiated track and there are too many moments of meandering ambiance. With some judicious editing this could be a more impactful release, as it is had I brought the cassette set it no doubt would have sat unplayed on a shelf
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