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« Reply #8265 on: April 10, 2021, 11:52:51 AM »

Some more recent listens:

Kadaver / Sodomy from Beyond - Double Negative (Gutter Disease)
Sodomy from Beyond is a project which I have always really liked and this material is probably his best (or among the top 20%). Heavy atmosphere, brutal, well-treated Vocals and great composition. First time hearing Kadaver and the impression is also good. First track had a bit of a Masonna feel. Definitely worth picking up!

Hate Sermon - Steel Fortress (Gutter Disease)
Very good sounds reminicent of many Malignant artists. The highly treated bubbly "narration style" vocals arent really my bag in General, but still worked.

Heydrich - ASP Disorder (Nil by Mouth)
This project is crazy good. Weird that nobody is talking about it... heavy crunches, great texture, bit of chaotic 90ies HN approach mixed with some virtues ala the Rita. A bit hard to describe. Hoping for new material soon.

Scum - Life Sentence (Aussaat)
Another contemporary fav. I would dare say this has some of his absolute best material. Sublime cut up, very aggressive and with great sounds and best of all, it avoids that "ultra heavy edit" feel some lesser artists may conjure up. 1-2 of the slower tracks werent 100% up my alley, but that doesn't stop the album from being an absolute ripper.
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« Reply #8266 on: April 12, 2021, 09:00:05 AM »

Heydrich - ASP Disorder (Nil by Mouth)
This project is crazy good. Weird that nobody is talking about it... heavy crunches, great texture, bit of chaotic 90ies HN approach mixed with some virtues ala the Rita. A bit hard to describe. Hoping for new material soon.

Yeah, it was pretty decent. I got both the NBM version, and the band self released (with simple cover). First I didn't notice it was the same tape, so just concluded that pretty solid style of simple damaged and ripping electronic noise. There is room for improvement, but also good to hear this type of brutalism instead of synth heavy electronics.
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« Reply #8267 on: April 12, 2021, 11:09:59 PM »

Caligula031 - Veneralia C30 (Lake Shark Harsh Noise)
Another excellent addition to the Caligula031 discography....side A (Veneralia) is more of a pure textural harsh piece, very little dynamics but a thickness to the sound that is quite satisfying. Side B (Messalina) brings in nasty vocals...obvious comparison may be some of Marco Corbelli's raspier, sickened vocals (maybe I'm just listening to the recent 195 Melrose reissue too much...) and some rhythmic qualities, particularly towards the end as a loop is introduced, adding a nice mechanical rhythm to the track. Bleak and grinding PE built with restraint. Very good! Excellent layout and packaging via LSHN too.

Nathaniel Matthews - Satanicum Tenebrae - Til Helvete Remix (self released)
A bit of a novelty, but an enjoyable listen! Matthews takes the original Til Helvete tape, puts it in a 2 track, and adds a layer of 909 drums over it...and it works (mostly). There's a few moments where it almost loses the thread, but otherwise it's an enjoyable and realized experiment. Imagine an alternate reality where LLN take a sharp turn into necro acid house.

Zac Davis - The Land of Sinking Sand C62 (The Gift of Music)
Peculiar, damaged noise. Parts remind me of Hunting Lodge, or the 1993 EP by Crawl Unit; clipped vocals samples, bubbling electronics, samples drum breaks. Droney and throbbing sounds merge with early industrial clangor for a very well constructed release above and outside of what's hot "in the scene" right now - there's a real sense of meticulous construction beneath the sounds that is really engaging. I'll admit I'm not very familiar with Zac Davis' prior material, but this has made me interested in digging through some past releases. The packaging is quite nice on this one too..while I thought the aluminum foil wrap was a bit chintzy, it actually won me over given how weirdly thorough the wrap-job was hah. Once you get through that there's a few inserts and prints that really take full advantage of the j card format.
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« Reply #8268 on: April 14, 2021, 01:58:20 PM »

Some more recent listens:

Kadaver / Sodomy from Beyond - Double Negative (Gutter Disease)
Sodomy from Beyond is a project which I have always really liked and this material is probably his best (or among the top 20%). Heavy atmosphere, brutal, well-treated Vocals and great composition. First time hearing Kadaver and the impression is also good. First track had a bit of a Masonna feel. Definitely worth picking up!

Hate Sermon - Steel Fortress (Gutter Disease)
Very good sounds reminicent of many Malignant artists. The highly treated bubbly "narration style" vocals arent really my bag in General, but still worked.

Thanks for the nice comments!

Caligula031/Rotat (tape, Daddy's Entertainment): Short, but nice tape. Layout is very minimalistic. A bit too much for my taste. I like the idea of having only the projectsymbols on the front of the cardboardbox, but there's literally nothing else. It was meant to be like that, but I guess just a small sticker inside with titles would have made sense.

Bizarre Uproar - Rarities Volumes 3 and 4 (tapes, Filth&Violence): I didn't get volumes 1 and 2, but these are really enjoyable tapes, filthy and aggressive noise, I like it!

Einstürzende Neubauten - Kollaps (tape-dub): I knew this album from YT and it's still on my wantlist, but a couple of years ago, I got an order from New Era Productions with some extra stuff thrown in, one of which was a dubbed tape that barely had any info on it, just Neubauten on the spine or something like that. So, I listened and recognized it. Good Industrial stuff, except for that track with the romantic popcover track or whatever it is (can't remember the title, want to forget), that's rather annoying. Told New Era about it and he didn't even know what was on the tape, he just threw it in the box to fill it, hahaha.
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« Reply #8269 on: April 14, 2021, 04:02:57 PM »

SM/DP - Fault-Tolerant System CD [Nekorekords, 2017] & SM/DP - Plasmasynthesis LP [Huge Bass, 2020] - received these in a fat package from Mr. Umpio a week or two ago and I was immediately drawn to the LP since it was on a label called "Huge Bass". I like bass, huge bass even more, so it seemed like a win. I had no real idea what to expect. I created some expectation from the liner notes and what I know about Mr. Umpio, but I should say I don't know almost anything about EAI or if this falls into that category exactly, or if this is glitch or what it should be called. It reminds me of things I've heard on Sub Rosa and Mego and Die Stadt although elements of that Umpio style seem detectable to me. There's lots of stereo panning and activity all throughout the stereo field. You've glitchy, fluttery little things coming in and out like you might expect from a glitch CD, but then hissing, droning and spook sounds too which often get arranged in such a way to build tension or at least narrative. Things never get dull. All this is especially true on the CD. It's not nipple twisting harsh noise but its not beard stroking academic shit either. it pulls the good from both. I'd say even more on the LP which is feels  a bit slower and massive and just a tad harsher at times. I would say for those who've followed Umpio for some time, this material really shouldn't feel to far afield from his more exploratory work under that name over the years. I give a strong recommendation for both!

Godflesh - Post Self MP3s [Avalanche Recordings, 2017] - Has it really been four years since this came out? I thought I was a little late to the party but damn. So yeah, I've been going through the whole Godflesh discography and this was the only thing I hadn't heard. The descriptions of a more experimental and varied record seemed good when it came out and I'm sure I'd thought I'd get to it quick but here we are. Well it sort of plays out like the antithesis to A World Lit Only By Fire. Where that album was 8-string mechanical sludge, this really is all over the place. It's like every experimental track from prior Godflesh albums were culled to make a new one, minus the 20 minute ambient dirges, and some of the heavier Jesu tracks showed up too. But most of the stuff here sounds fresh to my ears. I gave it a listen and didn't feel immediately overwhelmed with awe but then I listened twice more in rapid succession so it's definitely grabbing something in my brain. My biggest complaint is probably the lack of punchiness in the mix. Where the last album stayed punchy as hell, especially considering the 8-strings, the guitar and bass here lack the bite to some extent, which I don't think has ever happened on a Godflesh album before. Also a general complaint: I guess Godflesh is best as a CD band because they seem to press every LP with well over 20 minutes of music per side. I haven't heard an LP copy of this album but why would I want something with 25 minutes of metal per side? The last album was even worse, 30 minutes per side. WTF
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« Reply #8270 on: April 14, 2021, 10:00:13 PM »

LUXUL - Callous [Digital Bandcamp]
London based sound / visual artist, performs live with viola and effects pedals, and added harsh throat vocals which are screamed into said viola.  Really powerful stuff, definitely worth seeing her perform live if you get the chance some day.  These two tracks are very impressive and quite different to each other.  Drudge starts with a fuzzy drone that rises to a siren like wail before the vocal work starts - deep throat roars and high pitched screams.  The track dissipates to leave the drone before slowly bringing a vocal loop back in and a sudden lurch.  Descends into crunchy harsh tones towards the end.  Nicely effective. The second track is Toll which is a more rhythmic piece with layers of processed screamed vocals and harsh tones, which build and build to a chaotic drone.  A great way to spend 15 minutes.
https://luxulofficial.bandcamp.com/album/callous
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« Reply #8271 on: April 15, 2021, 11:14:25 AM »

An exercise into patience. That was the quest of Tommy Olsson - Amsterdam NL 1995 [Abisko] CS to reach my hands. Bought August last year, unable to ship due to Covid for months, found its way out of Japan with sea mail at Christmas, and yesterday finally arrived ! - And man, what a beauty it is. 1,5 hour of escape from your everyday shit, from your thoughts. Music to forget there is time. Yes i could listen this all day without being bored, i guess. But it wouldnt be fair to reduce it to background music. It's not. Feels, it is special.

Side A is made of loops. For the most part -well, i cant tell for sure- other people's music/sounds -all kind- chopped, looped, manipulated, combined, further mangled. Song in unknown eastern language plays. The radio station you wish to exist. Last part, in more quiet, eerie, ultra minimalistic mood, using his own sound source sounds like. Hiss is an instrument.

Side B, same recipe. Loops. Punks not dead. His guitar, ecstatic feeling at some points. A voice speaks.

Does anyone has his CD and want to sell ? PM if so please. I even buy clone CDR of it, or if you have any files/rip to share with me will be very welcome too. I want to listen. - I have been told Segerhuva had some copies for distribution but except those it seems disappeared. One popped up on Discogs for first time, some months ago, but only saw it in sales history. Pity.
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« Reply #8272 on: April 17, 2021, 01:18:46 PM »

LUXUL - Callous [Digital Bandcamp]

Thanks for introducing! Sounds great and really interesting - Viola, Voice, Violence! Will listen to more for sure when I can find the time.
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« Reply #8273 on: April 17, 2021, 09:13:49 PM »

Mo*Te - An Idle Complaint (LP)

Definitely wierd and lots of variation... slow oscillators pulsating... soon harsh synthesis textures... next some clunking and clanking on junk metal buried under electronic fuzz.... brain damaging album!! thanks!!!
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« Reply #8274 on: April 17, 2021, 11:20:27 PM »

UMPIO - Molesterol CD (Freak Animal, 2020)
Been a while since I checked out any new Umpio, so this traded disc came most welcome the other day. And what a record! Style wise all over the place, but with a palette of junk, maltreated modulars and burnt electronics that he’s made his own over the years. A careless fuck-it-approach that works backwards in a way; by (I’m just assuming here) not trying to work out something very specific he ends up with a mixed bag noone else offers. And the sound is just perfect; big, wide and roomy, yet with so much punch. Studio wizardry that doesn’t sound polished. Ripping, inventive and unhibited harsh noise! Best Umpio I’ve heard so far, and a very late addition to my best-of-2020 list.
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« Reply #8275 on: April 18, 2021, 11:30:36 PM »



Caligula031/Rotat (tape, Daddy's Entertainment):

It's Northern Central not Rotat!
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« Reply #8276 on: April 20, 2021, 05:44:17 PM »

Seefeel - (Ch-Vox) CD - Rephlex, 1996 - I feel a bit miffed that the day after this arrived in the mail Warp announced a massive Seefeel reissue with this album, Succour and a bunch of out of singles and unreleased material. Especially considering the cost of the LP box set was just slight more than double for what I paid for this one CD. Bad fucking timing, but now the LP package is sold out so I'm double fucked. The record itself, well it's easily the most dour record Seefeel released. Mostly it falls in the realm of treated guitar dark ambient spooks, but the presence of guitar is not obvious. It's very cold, somewhere between cave cold and void of space cold. Mournful might be another good word, but not in a gothic way. Hive is the prickliest tune of the bunch, almost feeling out of place, but very much in line with prior prickly tunes mixed in with smoother tracks. The CD is short too, just over 30 minutes, which feels like the perfect length for the material. All the tracks are very good even, it might even be a perfect record in a sense. I'll be interested to see the remastered and expanded version stacks up against, whenever I get my hands on it.

Delta Files - Body Bags CD - Re-Load Ambient, 1996 - I didn't realize that the guy behind Imminent Starvation was behind this until right before it arrived. If you're familiar with that project this won't seem far afield. It's reminiscent of the slow and creepier songs on those early Imminent Starvation records, except all the songs are like that here. I've only given it one listen so far but I liked the first track best. For the level of repetition at times, some of the songs are too long, but not annoying. I wonder how my feelings will change with repeated listens.

V/A - Ambient 4: Isolationism 2xCD - Virgin, 1994 - What a great mix of artists on this comp put out by Virgin [!!!]. Man the '90s were wild. I've been interested in picking this one up for years and I finally pulled the trigger a few weeks ago. For such a varied and lengthy collection there isn't anything I don't like. Quite the accomplishment! Part of the trick may be that much of this isn't particularly ambient in the way you might expect and that the tracks remain varied so you never feel like you're hearing the same schtick over and over. The linear notes go into detail as to the  idea behind the comp and why you get artists like Scorn, Thomas Koner, Jim O'Rourke and Keiji Haino in the same collection. I especially like the section on disc 1 that goes from :zoviet*france: to Labradford to Techno Animal to Paul Schutze. really good late night vibes. so far it's only been headphone listening but I'm excited to get it on the speakers and really feel the music while I lay on the floor like a slug.
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« Reply #8277 on: April 26, 2021, 10:32:44 PM »

Gomikawa Fumio - The Rise and Fall of Gomikawa Fumio CD Hello from the Gutter 2020
Completely unhinged Japanese noise from this monster of a super group. I legit started laughing as soon as the noise started it; it's so fucking heavy!!! Huge low end, dynamic feedback piercing through, shredding vocals, non stop madness for 25+ minutes sans a few brief "track" breaks. Catching this live would have split my wig A++ pure psycho

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« Reply #8278 on: April 27, 2021, 12:19:24 AM »


Hate Sermon - Steel Fortress (Gutter Disease)
Very good sounds reminicent of many Malignant artists. The highly treated bubbly "narration style" vocals arent really my bag in General, but still worked.


Thanks for your review. New material is in the works.
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« Reply #8279 on: April 27, 2021, 10:37:01 AM »

Gomikawa Fumio - The Rise and Fall of Gomikawa Fumio CD Hello from the Gutter 2020
Completely unhinged Japanese noise from this monster of a super group. I legit started laughing as soon as the noise started it; it's so fucking heavy!!! Huge low end, dynamic feedback piercing through, shredding vocals, non stop madness for 25+ minutes sans a few brief "track" breaks. Catching this live would have split my wig A++ pure psycho



Yes! I've been quite surprised at the lack of attention/interest around this. It so rough and ridiculous, I love it.
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