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« Reply #8400 on: January 02, 2022, 11:11:49 AM »

Macronympha/Savage Gospel - split tape (Satatuhatta)
Got the tape the other day and gave it a first play this morning. J-card is printed in full color on some thick, sturdy paper. Tape is type II. Side A has a beautiful, harsh blast of noise from Savage Gospel. Brutal, organic sounding stuff. Enjoyed it a lot. Track 2 is by Macronympha, using source material provided by Savage Gospel. Interesting synth like sounds, a lot of (maybe gated) reverb and some brutal noise-blasts. Side B opens with Savage Gospel, using source material provided by Macronympha. Noise-synths/machines and amp-feedback combine to form a beautiful, massive wall of noise (not HNW) with a lot of movement and some great synth-sounds. Pretty chaotic and fast paced piece. Tape is closed by Macronympha, providing some gritty, filthy, overdriven harshnoise. Mid-heavy, but not in the "crunchy" way, instead giving it a nice "old-school" feeling (like sound deteriorating through a number of dubbing-processes in the tape-trading days). A lot of movement and dynamics. Great ending for an entertaining tape. Enjoyed it a lot.

For me, this was least interesting of the tapes on new Satatuhatta batch. And I am of course fan of Macro and tend to check all things I can from mr. Ilkka Vekka, especially Haare works, but this split/collab seemed even without listening as if it was not done for sake of what would be good and inspiring noise collaboration, but the Finns wanting to be associated with Macronympha, although they would have probably gotten more vital and interesting collaboration done with any (even local, domestic, currently flourishing- ) noise maker. On tape, Savage Gospel stuff is pretty good. Macro stuff unfortunately light years behind their best days. Notable is that this is actually Roemer doing it. Not the more recent days Macro member! Collaboration tracks have the same feel. It is no way totally hopeless, but merely ok to listen to, barely anything else... There is that topic about successful collaborations, where artists manage to either combine their best things, or come up with something new and unexpected, where collaboration becomes interesting new thing they could not do alone. This seemed like the opposite of it. Collaboration done just for sake of it existing, but adding nothing to either artists output.

Out of the latest batch, most things one could assume there will be great, but Touch Starved was totally new for me.

Touch Starved ”A satyr and the sinner” tape.
Satatuhatta

First time I heard about this new Finnish project. All I know, its younger guy with no former noise scene involvement. It was fairly small edition, that sold quick from Satatuhatta label, but I recall it was mentioned there should be small 2nd edition in 2022.
First thing I though, was that it brings to my mind Capers! It is not THAT damaged and primitive, but nevertheless, as soon as A-side was playing, it made me think of Capers CD on Usagi. Sort of broken electronics. Nasty, almost out-of-control damage, no synths, no metaljunk, no loops and so on. Having long steady stereo delay there makes it softer. Everything that is hard and noisy on top, comes like 1 second later repeated in slow thin soothing delay. It’s quiet, but still removes part of the rawness. Hard to conclude if it is better this way or if blatanty simple would have more cutting impact?
B-side had a lot of air-organ and some vocals, but also the raw noise. Due mentioned elements, no more Capers vibe really.
I like the tape. Also heard there is already new tape, but that was ridiculously small edition of ten copies…  If it is also good, it would be better to see new noise being available if there are people interested to hear it…
This one you can find from Satatuhatta label bandcamp and perhaps some labels. Also perhaps worth to keep eye on label if/when 2nd press of tape is available!

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« Reply #8401 on: January 02, 2022, 04:38:07 PM »

Touch Starved ”A satyr and the sinner” tape.
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Probably my favourite tape from that batch.
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« Reply #8402 on: January 02, 2022, 06:48:29 PM »

Deathpile - "Final Confession" CD
Compilation that has pretty much all my favorite Deathpile material besides G.R. Long compilation which can get a bit tiresome to listen all the way through due the song compositions being at times quite identetical to each other. But the first three songs steal the show here for sure. Edmund Kemper 7" and Abominations 7" song. Canady sure had a great vocal voice, that classic power electornics madness and fury. The backgrounds are usually just a synth buzzing a rhythm or so. Sometimes results are damn nasty, such as "Gutters of New York", another Deathpile classic song. Simple, yet effective. I guess Deathpile was already dead before this CD came out? Always interested to know why. But it's a good comp!

Fingering Eve - "Protect" tape
Pretty nice dark ambient tape. I don't even know who the artist is, which is a good thing. Just an unknown dark ambient tape, droning low synths as one might expect. B-side gets even a bit more hifi with atmospheric pulsations, and metal sounds echoing in the distance, morphs slowly into almost like electro style ambient. Angoisse is probably also an unknown label to the most? But I think the label released a bit more different material than a regular noise label. Range was surprisingly wide.
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« Reply #8403 on: January 04, 2022, 11:37:48 PM »

H.Ö.H. "s/t" tape
Satatuhatta

I was not at all surprised that H.Ö.H. Self titled tape was first one to sell out from Satatuhatta. Project might not appear as if it would be stuff that is in such high demand, but it is so unique, that there is barely oneone to compare with. Utter analogue primitivism. Appears slike zero gear stuff, perhaps radio signals, hand made tape loops, some turntable sounds. Entire tape is not pure gold, but… almost! It is unique. I don’t see material very much the old school, as I can’t name what old artist sounded like this either? Theoretically it could have been done probably 50 years ago, but it still feels fresh. Artist doesn’t use computer at all. Even masters sent to labels was just c-cassettes. All his self made releases were tape dubbed from tape master. I don’t know how many out there still work without even turning computer on?

Ahola & Silander / Pulsing Rope split tape
Satatuhatta

Ahola & Silander duo split tape has kind of 90’s vibe noise on it. Meaning, its not all harsh, it has all sorts of oddities, flanger/phaser and that type of efx boldly thrown into mix. Pulsing Rope is more atmospheric and dark. Neither is very aggressive and in your face. More just… unexpected? Noisy experimental sounds.

Amek-Maj "Stydi" tape
Satatuhatta

Amek-Maj, also known as one half of YANA. This is primitive harsh noise. Debut tape on Freak Animal was much more crispy and sharp, although oddly broken sounding noise. This new tape goes into more saturated and murky production. It is quite hard to decide what approach is better. It is just boldly trying out different approaches under same name. I like this.
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« Reply #8404 on: January 05, 2022, 12:29:49 PM »

The New Boyfriends - The Fourth Season CD (WCN)
Was really looking forward to this since I heard the teaser-ad in the podcast. Furniture is getting moved, things are dragged around, rattling chains, smashed glass, vocal noises, amp-feedback and of course some (but not too much) distortion. Some grinding sounds are added to taste, a driller may have been used too. A lot of ambience of the room can be heard. All sounding really raw and primitive in a very good way. "Shadow Motor", with it's rhythmic structure, is standing out from the chaos of the other six tracks. Put on the CD, crank up the volume and prepare for a really good, fun time. Artwork is brilliant BTW.
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« Reply #8405 on: January 06, 2022, 09:00:06 PM »

Cloama - "In the State of Unbelief" 7" + tape box set
State of Unbelief starts with a sample that has a familiar effect from works of STROM.ec. Pounding rhythm with buzzsaw tones and feedback bursts, a bit reminiscent of "Revisionist Knowledge" sound. A-side serves as a kind of introduction, box set comes with a patch, two pins and few inserts with one including the lyrics. Which gives the idea what the release is about. My favorite line for sure is from side B!
 "The spy who came in from the cold / He had to learn new language / drink vodka Stolichnaya like a veteran / not to spit in the mug".
Sounds like coming to Finland! B-side of the 7" starts with a sample that I can't identify, but deals with conspiracy and conspirators. And the afromentioned lyrics get to use, again this really hateful tone in the vocal sound, if you are a fan to brutal vox in PE, this is for you. Song itself has same tasty elements from a-side but more subtle. Tape has sides C and D, and boy does it get wild here! C-side has absolute bomb vocals, haha, at times it's like late Whitehouse style intensity but with gritty distortion! So relentless that you need a damn breather after. And the machine gun throbbing with drenched in mic feed back, holy fuck! Complete madness! D side closes out the release with low grinding piece that has a sound almost like metal plates whirring against each other, a cold breeze of mechanic coldness in a soviet factory.

If I had to choose, I'd say the tape version of this is mandatory. It's like an EP with four so intense tracks.
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« Reply #8406 on: January 07, 2022, 09:48:23 PM »

Edge of Decay - "Raped, Boiled and Butchered" tape
Very first EOD release I believe? Raw tape, gutter noise with proper amount of filth. I was surprised I have this tape since it was so ultra limited, but happy that I do. I think EOD was very strong from the beginning, sure the sound quality is rough and a little low on volume but who cares. It is still a real nasty tape!

Edge of Decay - "Riistettyjen Antologia" CD
Jumping from 2012 to 2020, some things have changed, somethings have not. Production wise there's of course been a huge leap. All the elements they use nowdays gets proper treatment and justice soundwise. CD begins with a bone chilling song that has samples (I believe) of crying, which is effected so that it sounds soul tearingly violent. Rough and robust starter! Songs continue with more rhythmic scrap metal work, lots of feedback and I belive it is not a synth, but there is this looming low noise, like an impending doom (see track 7). There's also a song that sounds like a bizarre marriage between old Con-Dom and Atrax Morgue. As an icing on the cake are the roaring vocals of lady Kovana in two songs. Many times female vocals are a embaressing failure (Consumer Electronics) but with Kovana it's a different game. I took noticed of this first I saw them live at a private gig, she was fucking ripping! And that same ripper action continues here, adds some really tasty context to the songs she is in.


It was a fun retrospect, and then rewind back to present day in the world of EOD. A project that has never really showed sings of weakness, just pure craftmanship. Always looking forward to their next release.
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« Reply #8407 on: January 08, 2022, 08:49:34 AM »

Edge of Decay - "Raped, Boiled and Butchered" tape

Managed to find their BC page, so thank you for the tip. Very nice, crude material indeed.
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« Reply #8408 on: January 11, 2022, 09:53:06 AM »

DDV "Sound atlas of veneorology" CD
Trash Ritual
I have fairly often talked about noise that is not really loud and nice, but noise in terms of annoying and difficult. I think it is almost obsolete approach these days in noise, that stuff you would buy, would be most of all… annoying. When harsh noise is most often like bubble bath, and you are relaxed and satisfied during and after, and stuff like this reissue of 1982 DDV tape on CD, it ain’t like couple times, but quite many times when I tend to think…. Should I be listening to this? And why exactly?
Its 62 minutes of tormenting electronics. At the best, one could describe it as annoying sadistic bizarro electronics has non-effected clean monologue, with Johnny Rotten style vocals using excessive rrrrrr, while describing symptoms of syphilis etc.
So question is, why not listen! Noise as difficult and tormenting listening, as opposed to neat and comfortable!
DDV, the male part of CLUB MORAL. This was done 40 years ago. Pretty insane, plus I have a feeling, there wouldn’t be many who would throw themselves this brutally to public evaluation. Can’t really think who’d have guts these days to do… this odd vocals?

MERZBOW "Psychorazer" CD
Kubitsuri tapes
Almost like… christmas album? Final mix of album done dec 25, 1997.
First track is noisy and brilliant, almost 20 mins. Harsh, but also almost psychedelic swirls of synths. 2nd track is just less than minute interlude. 3rd track is a bit hit and miss. Couple days ago I was reading recent book about ”odd things in world”, and one ”chapter” was about Futurist cooking. Italian futurist would have special menus designed, where one would eat snacks with other hand, and rub different shape sandpaper pieces and other materials with the other hand, for tactile experience. One food besides ”steelchicken” was called ”polyrhythmic salad”. It made me instantly think as if that would be Merzbow track!
And now that I am listening this ”mangod” song, it feels often that it should be called polyrhythmic salad! It feels as if there was often some odd percussion driven through electronic processing. Can’t quite decide is it some synthetic, or if it is like sound of bongo drums changed into something else. Whole track seems like hit & miss, where some parts are really nice, and others feel as if Masami would be just testing out different goofy sounds and fading in and out bunch of things, without coherency. It is good for being odd, and experimental, but first track has vastly more intense vibe. Last track is long, 30 mins, and it gets noisier and full on noise blast is there in 27 minutes so you get decent amount of harshness here and if you are lucky to find decent price copy, it could be worth it.
With help of translator app on phone, could now finally read what is being said on the linernotes. Probably not a perfect translation, but you get overall impression.

(Label went inactive for years due some illness of label boss. He was away for a long time and many items were scarsely available and therefore very expensive even back then). He put out couple Grunt things. First the was tape, and he sent me 30 free copies. Before that, I had used to get 1 free copy or couple. Sometimes none. I was blown away to get so many copies from Kubitsuri. Later he did Grunt 7” that was only 100 copies pressed. It is quite hard to find.)

LINIJA MASS "Trud" CD
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Was waiting for new WCN podcast yesterday, but due the delay, decided to go for Linija Mass ”trud”. Not long since listened this, but it is really killer industrial-noise from 1997, but also unfortunate news couple days ago that Alexander Lebedev-Frontov died.
I had scheduled 4 more Veprisuicida CD’s for Industrial Recollections, but lets see…
This first Linija Mass is like slightly more primitive take on Vivenza style, with perhaps a bit more pausebutton & tape rewind involved. I recall Alexander mentioned that machine sounds were self recorded at his work, and it was not that he would try to replicate western industrial music, but just did things with sounds he was surrounded with. Really good, and this material never was done on LP, tape came few years before Membrum Debile did the vinyls. CD was done a bit later.
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« Reply #8409 on: January 13, 2022, 10:27:04 AM »

N P "6725 schnittwunde" tape, aka Necromantic Phenomena. One of those obscure japanese noise bands you don’t hear that often. 1985 tape on Masami’s label is fierce noise, somewhere between Incapacitants and Gerogerigegege! Some may still remember mostly the 3 different collaborations N P did with Thirdorgan back in late 90’s, one being CDR on Self Abuse!
Actually checked the discogs for more info and Fumiyoshi Suzuki actually was member of Gerogerigegege in the mid 80's. Also few tapes of Zeni Geva. This tape on ZSF product is not even listed at discogs. I think, this might be very first of the N P stuff. Front cover says 6725 schnittwunde on top, N P on bottom, and spine of tape Necromantic Phenomena. ZSF Produkt 1985. Fumiyoshi Suzuki operated himself Omnipresent Records that put out bunch of stuff from mid 80's to late 90's, but no idea what all may have been done.

WINCE "Mushed Down Retadation" tape, short and brutal harsh noise. Waiting impatiently when project changes name, so could be advertized ”artist formerly known as wince”.

Altar of Flies "Five Tapework Compositions (For Throne Heap)" tape, I guess one of those lousy high speed dubbing tapes.. annoying high pitched snap appears like every 5 seconds. Known from certain tapes of other labels who used a bit defected dubbers… Too bad, since it is ruining a bit of this tape. Not his best, for sure, but decent stuff.

Lettera 22 ”P” tape, never disappointing, always neat Italian noise with their own twist! Less to say, but possibly best of the tapes in this pile!

Arv & Miljö ”öppna vattendrag” tape. Swedish tape noise, eh eh… on Posh Isolation! Raw and very hand made vibe, also not his best, but I like basically all A&M stuff I have heard.

TAETER ”parasite” tape, Italian turd master with his project what probably hit closest to my sweet spot! While the feedback or buzzing synth may be the ABC of power electronics, there is something else with the vocal delivery and atmosphere, that makes Taeter stand out among projects I would conclude to be: Underrated! For fans of the sleazy & juicy. Vocals are so excellent in this.
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« Reply #8410 on: January 13, 2022, 04:47:09 PM »

IRM - Virgin Mind 2xCD - Cold Meat Industry, 2005
It's been quite a while since I've given this a spin but damn does it hold up. I fell in love with this album and IRM at a really rough time at in my life and it drags up some of those memories and feelings when listening to. Soundtrack for a suicide type vibes, or at least some bloodletting. I used to be frustrated that there weren't more PE style tracks and that there's so much more instrumental/dark ambient type stuff, but now, that's almost the best part. I'm always blown away when it starts because the first track, "Janus", is relatively simple but so fucking effective. The call and response vocals with alternating effects, the slowly building noise, the extremely grim vibes, and the Joy Division reference. Woof. I will say if you're fairly familiar with Sarah Kane and Joy Division that will enhance your appreciation of this album and any IRM release.
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« Reply #8411 on: January 13, 2022, 07:47:12 PM »

Mania -  "Miserable Disposition"
Mania - "If They Move... Kill Em"
Mania - "Eros + Massacre"

Represses of the tape Tommy Carlsson did for Keiths medical fundraiser. These tapes are absolute killer, they are mastered LOUD and have real punchy sound. I recommend everyone to get these, that tasty early Mania period with Taint brutality and creeping in his Manias more brooding and striking work. A real pleasure to go through all of these, "Miserable Disposition" being my favorite out of three, if I had to choose.

Treriksröset - "Venal" tape
My exposure to Treriksröset should be a lot better, but it isn't. So tapes like these blindside me so hard, what a monster tape. From beginning to end highly conducted noise onslaught with great sound and ever evolving, interest peaking material. Best harsh noise release I have heard in a long while, like there's nothing bad about it. Everything is on spot when it comes to my taste of harsh noise.
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« Reply #8412 on: January 13, 2022, 09:52:45 PM »

Mania -  "Miserable Disposition"
Mania - "If They Move... Kill Em"
Mania - "Eros + Massacre"

Represses of the tape Tommy Carlsson did for Keiths medical fundraiser. These tapes are absolute killer, they are mastered LOUD and have real punchy sound. I recommend everyone to get these, that tasty early Mania period with Taint brutality and creeping in his Manias more brooding and striking work. A real pleasure to go through all of these, "Miserable Disposition" being my favorite out of three, if I had to choose.

I will rep the dubs on these tapes until the day I die. They almost sound like CDs! Crystal clear and loud.

The material is great, too, obviously. Eros + Massacre may be my favourite. Essential editions regardless.
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« Reply #8413 on: January 14, 2022, 06:54:43 PM »

+1 for Miserable Disposition, but they’re all essential. Great quality print job on these too.

Hal Hutchinson “Cold Industrial Experience” FA 2021
Material that lives up to the title! I think its safe to say that Hal is in his own league when it comes to harsh industrial loops. I’ve listened to this release 3 times in a row - something that I don’t do often. Its more restrained than previous works of his, but each sound is carefully calculated and strategically placed. Plus, the recordings have an overall grit to them… perhaps different sound sources were ripped from tapes or vinyl? Just a guess. Highly recommended.
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« Reply #8414 on: January 16, 2022, 01:55:13 PM »

Nicole 12 - ”Braces” 7inch
Breaking in a new vinyl player and decided to toss this on the platter. Other than how good it sounds, the material is probably the best N12 there is. All the elements I like, pulsating synth, tasteful scrap metal rattle, effected spoken word vocals with excellent lyrics. What else do you need? There are no weak spots in N12 discography, but sits on the top for sure.
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