Burning Star Core - Challenger

>> Saturday, May 31, 2008


Hey everyone, I'm rotx, glad to be here! Here is Burning Stare Core's newest 'composed' piece of music, and it's quite wonderful. Droning, cycling sounds that lead to jarring blasts of noise also keep their sense of elusive tranquility. A good introduction to BxC as well as a brilliantly produced set of sounds.

1. Challenger (4:53)
2. Beauty Hunter (5:25)
3. Through The Bars Of A Rhyme (2:11)
4. Mezzo Forte (3:58)
5. No Memories, No Plans (3:00)
6. Hopelessly Devoted (3:25)
7. Mysteries Of The Organ (6:00)
8. Un Coeur En Hiver (4:11)

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Smetnja - I Only Have Ballgag For You


Some shameless self promotion. Smetnja (pronounced something like s-meh-th-nya) is mine own project that is active for about a year or so. This stuff is rather new (maybe month or so old). Title is an parody on "I Only Have Eyes For You" by Platters (I think or atleast their version is the most popular). The first song is made digitally and two others were analogue. Feedback is always welcome good or bad. Lo-fi recorded as always due to shitty equipment. :D

Tracklist:

01. Smeh Klitorije (3:10)
02. Some Day I Sell DNA (6:36)
03. Delusion (12:32)

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Kaniba - Aira Csum Atin Ama

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[Finland / 2005 / Cthulhic Dawn Productions]

The journey to the transcendent spiritual plane, a ritualistic ceremony of ascension and a glorification of the totems.

Tracklist:
I. Invocation, Release, Transcendance: To Taste The Flesh Of A World's Heart
II. Journey, Vision, Travel: The Gate That Is The Fly Agaric
III. Return, Completion, Descendance: The Cold Hand That Pulls Back Into The Flesh


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PS. Please note, since it was way too hard for me to hear when one track ends and the next begins I just ripped this into one big song.

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Aaron Dilloway & C. Spencer Yeh - False Speech


Another great collaboration between these two masterminds.

Tracklist:

Side A (13:25)
Side B (11:45)

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Cold Flesh Colony - Sanatorium

Changing gears now to some sick-sounding power electronics on Austria's Steinklang Industries label. Full-on Euro style with all the sizzling static-laden dying synth sounds you could want. Great stuff.


A1 I (2:57)
A2 II (4:16)
B1 III (2:42)
B2 IV (3:54)

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Cloama - Neuroscan Organization


More great dark ambient/death industrial. I guess most everyone is familiar with Cloama, but this release is difficult to find. LP 350 copies + 50 copies in black plexiglass package released in 2002 on Blade and Splatter records. Highly recommended for fans of this style.

A1 Tuhkajumala (4:50)
A2 Neuroscan Organization (13:38)
B1 Kunnes Kaikki Tuntuu Turhalta // Säälimätön Valhe (13:33)
B2 Final Monument (3:36)

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:zoviet*france: - Mort Aux Vaches: Feedback

>> Friday, May 30, 2008

Live studio recording by VPRO radio in Amsterdam on August 1996. Numbered limited edition of 1000. Fantastic stuff - very ambient.

1
Exform (7:37)
2
Irsta (12:17)
3
Ammor (13:19)
4
Rydia (15:28)
5
Degen (2:49)
6
Ularhan (3:25)
7
Kofca (7:19)
8
Latst (10:21)
9
Farasin (4:37)

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Inade - The Crackling Of The Anonymous

More great Inade released on CD and double vinyl in 2001. Still the same PE/DI ambient... Turn the lights out and scare yourself.

1 Eternity's Crevice (6:55)
2 Disconnecting States (6:47)
3 Chapel Perilous (7:04)
4 Caldera (6:55)
5 To Those... (3:22)
6 Titan In Shivering Sand (6:43)
7 Quartered Conclusion (6:40)
8 Reiteration Of Void (6:38)
9 Breath Like Ground Glass (6:17)
10 The Engine Of Space (7:35)

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Inade - Burning Flesh


Great ambient PE/DI type stuff here. Of course, we all know about Inade. Very horror movie... Originally released in 1993, this is the 2000 re-release with extra tracks.

1 Overture Bells (5:31)
2 Shattered Bones (6:22)
3 The Coming Of The Black Legions (3:11)
4 Final Prayer (3:21)
5 Outcry (3:16)
6 Storm Of Fire (7:41)
7 Burning Flesh (3:58)
8 Through The Gates Of Death (6:43)
9 Genius Loci Pt. I (6:39)
10 Genius Loci Pt. II (6:30)
11 Genius Loci Pt. III (6:30)
12 Genius Loci Pt. IV (5:14)
13 Tat Twam Asi (7:02)

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Hanatarash - 4

>> Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Tracklist:

01. No Go (0:09)
02. Zen Sex (0:26)
03. Web Wig (4:44)
04. Space Is Meat (0:55)
05. Here Come The Hanataracrew (0:44)
06. Buy My Bone (2:52)
07. Zion Maggot (3:40)
08. Bouns Track (0:23)
09. Ultra Tired (0:55)
10. Full Speed - Forgetman (4:04)
11. Meat-A-Delic (1:16)
12. Bank Is Dead Eskimo (0:46)
13. How To Use My Hole (2:00)
14. Vegitalian Is Meat (0:41)
15. Anti Satori (16:38)
16. Osaka: Out Of Order (2:47)
17. Something By Something (2:10)
18. Ok (1:08)
19. Mind Man (1:00)
20. Ponchobilly (0:38)
21. My Tooth Is Sore Diamond (0:04)
22. Hopeless Smile Speed (2:19)
23. Blah Men (1:39)
24. Head Is Foot (0:38)
25. Love & Love Love TV 7 (0:33)
26. Now (0:37)
27. Rat Pows Penguin (3:24)
28. Low-N-R-G (2:14)
29. My No Is 9999999999 (0:57)
30. Buring Pro-Sleeper (0:35)
31. Car Is DNA (1:50)
32. Snake Is Long (3:40)
33. Call Me Sea (0:45)


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Hanatarash - 3


Another great Hanatarash record, this one is also called "William Bennet has no dick". :D

Tracklist:

01. God-Noise God (2:18)
02. Sound Bound (1:09)
03. No Yard (1:25)
04. 9 Is 16 (0:49)
05. 1969 (1:25)
06. Clash Flag Aka (3:25)
07. Live Shit Action 88 (0:31)
08. Young Hate (2:53)
09. Dub Dub Overload (1:59)
10. Hanatara Hopper (6:53)
11. Mosh Master X, White Anal Generator, Black Hole Maw, Live Shit Action 84 (11:11)

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Merzbow - Sphere


01. Sphere Part 1 (9:13)
02. Sphere Part 2 (15:29)
03. Sphere Part 3 (13:30)
04. Untitled For Vasteras (29:35)

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Merzbow - Tamago

>> Saturday, May 24, 2008

One of my favorite Merzbow releases. Limited to 350 hand-numbered copies and packaged in an egg-shaped cardboard sleeve.

Tracklist:

01. Bronzo Part 1 (8:28)
02. Bronzo Part 2 (14:14)
03. Kangaroo Tracks Part 2 (5:14)
04. Bronzo Part 3 (10:54)
05. Tamago (7:16)
06. Kangaroo Tracks Part 1 (11:29)

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Hanatarash - Total Retardation

>> Thursday, May 22, 2008

A bit rare Hanatarash vinyl from 1996. Also called "The Art Of Hanatarash".

Tracklist:

Side A (3:55)

Side B (3:59)

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Cabaret Voltaire - 1974 - 1976

>> Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This probably doesn't need much of an introduction. Old school industrial and sound manipulation. This one is really great with the lights out... Originally released on tape by Industrial Records in 1980. Great stuff.



A1 The Dada Man (8:31)
A2 Ooraseal (4:30)
A3 A Sunday Night In Biot (3:24)
A4 In Quest Of The Unusual (2:43)
A5 Do The Snake (6:54)
A6 Fade Crisis (3:15)
B1 Doubled Delivery (5:42)
B2 Venusian Animals (5:27)
B3 The Outer Limits (8:48)
B4 She Loved You (8:42)

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Allegory Chapel Ltd. - Excursion Into The Pit

>> Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Released on tape in 1996 by ACLMX. The first side is the long live performance "Excursion Into The Pit", which is quite bleak. The other tracks lean into the harsher side of death industrial and at times sound almost like old Controlled Bleeding. ACL is one of my favourite PE acts and, as such, this comes highly recommended -- especially for the last two tracks.


01 Excursion Into The Pit 29:31
02 Black Orchids 8:47
03 Social Darwinish 6:22
04 Pentagonal Revisionism 6:57
05 Stratification 7:09

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Sect - Great Desired Utopia

>> Monday, May 19, 2008

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[Poland / 2007 / Rage in Eden]


The debut album of Polish act called Sect. Musically is a fusion of oppressive mechanical industrial with military rhythms, but also with participation of calm ambient accents. The essence of this work is confrontation of lofty ideas in the name of human's development with unrestrained lust for power and domination. The attempt of answer what factors form the development of civilisations and what factors make them falling.

Tracklist:
GREAT DESIRED UTOPIA
1. Thy Legions Come
2. Here Is No Salvation
3. Armament Race Part I ( Doctrine In Practice )
4. Armament Race Part II ( Prepare For Seldestruction )
5. Breath
6. Reconstruction Of Human Nature
7. Last Command
8. Dusk
9. I ( Slaves Constitution )
10. Never Ending War
11. They Dying For Idea
MACHINES AMOK
12. Product
13. Machine's Amok
14. All That Ages
15. This Is Not The End

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Tralphaz - In Chinese

>> Sunday, May 18, 2008


Spastic harsh noise artist from San Francisco, CA.

Tracklist:

01. Hello Hello Money Money (3:14)
02. How Bout' For Free? (4:52)
03. Hey Dave, Do You Know What A Banana Is? (9:49)
04. Turn Connie Chung Head Upside Down (7:44)
05. No Free Soup (2:04)
06. 5 Black Bear 1 Slice Cardboard (1:18)
07. Beautiful Crocheted Elephants (2:21)
08. Chow Chan Lonley (1:03)
09. Lettuce In Toilet (6:50)
10. Cow Milk No (6:03)
11. Boo How (1:47)
12. They Look Like Me (4:18)
13. Don't Tip So Much (1:22)
14. MGM Grand (7:22)

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Allegory Chapel Ltd. - Demimonde Voices

Crushing noise, samples and festering synths contribute to the mindfuck status of this great piece of late-80s/early-90s death industrial/power electronics. Originally released on tape by Japan's G.R.O.S.S. in 1993. Two thumbs up... especially for the excellent "Scourge Game In 4 Movements".


A1 Persection (93rd Mix) (4:00)
A2 The Agony & The Ecstasy (5:45)
A3 1,000 Years Of Oppression (4:25)
A4 Salvage Post-Purgatory Cadavers (1:17)
A5 Enter The Noviliates (3:54)
B1 Introduction To Picarism (6:18)
B2 Scourge Game In 4 Movements (4:02)
B3 The Brutality Of Love (6:55)
B4 Descent Into Boston (Quiet Mix) (4:25)



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T.O.M.B. - Sacrilegium

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T.O.M.B. stands for "Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy"

[USA / 2005 / Todestrieb Record / lim.500]

Twenty minutes of Harsh Occult ritualistic Black Noise!!
Extreme atmospheric creations that challenge you to listen and punish your submission!


Tracklist
1. Summoning Apparitions of Unrest
2. IO
3. Pure Necro Power
4. Between Host
5. Sacrilegium
6. Forbidden Calls of Invoking Poltergeists
7. Global Irreverence
8. Divine Piece of Shit
9. Unholy Utulo

a 8 min "documentary" to better understand the work of T.O.M.B.

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Stalaggh - Projekt Terrror

>> Saturday, May 17, 2008

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[Benelux / 2004 / Total Holocaust Records - New Era Productions]

Quote from THR that describes PERFECTLY this project:
A sound potraying your worst nightmares in a screaming nauseating soundscape. This album was at first compared to the works of Abruptum however I don't feel that does Stalaggh justice, cause unlike Abruptum, this is no joke, this is made by people who suffer from real mental illness, and one involved in murder. If this sets you off, don’t think of getting this. Stalaggh propagates the sonic ideology of human genocide. The gates to total hysteria and madness are open again, manipulating sound waves and tortured screams hateful and disonant, will please anyone that got into Projekt Nihil, however this record is by far more extreme, and will be a painful session for anyone who will sit through it all. This will be the darkest of winters...

Tracklist:
Projekt Terrror (34:10)

watch the partial video here

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Burning Star Core - Operator Dead... Post Abandoned

>> Friday, May 16, 2008

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[USA / 2007 / No Quarter]

""Operator Dead..." finds Burning Star Core (led by violinist C. Spencer Yeh) as an extremely loud four piece who waste no time and get right down to business creating massive, looping, head-splitting drones and titanic walls of sound. Calculated and controlled; the intensity builds and builds only to crash down into free-noise, psychedelic fury, sounding something like the universe imploding in on itself, only captured inside a run down Kentucky recording space."

Tracklist:
1. When The Tripods Came (19:17)
2. Operator Dead... Post Abandoned (16:47)
3. Me & My Arrow (7:27)
4. The Emergency Networks Are Taking Over (8:47)

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Season of War - Sordid Tales

>> Thursday, May 15, 2008

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[UK / Disease Foundry Recordings / 2008 / lim.50]

Excellent debut(?) by this sleazy, old school Industrial act from the UK. Highly Recommended!

Tracklist:
01. She (5:35)
02. The Man Who Kept Dolls (7:48)
03. A. M. A. T. M. (5:34)
04. Masks (6:03)

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The Trinity of Non Being

>> Wednesday, May 14, 2008

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[USA-Finland / 2006 / Autumn Wind Productions]

"Black Seas of Infinity is the antithesis of the life wave in all realms, the glorification of the force of nothingness incarnate.Through streams of existence the myriad shards reflect the essence of eternity which is contained within... the birth of knowledge shall be attained.. behold these truths of madness and wisdom, for within lies the key to eternity.

Kaniba is the voice from the world of spirits, channelled through to a form perceivable to man; the vessel of the spirit-bear bringing the tidings of Videovora Kaniba unto this world. Kaniba is a message of freedom, spiritual growth and an urge to seek for The Source, which is all and nothing, one and many, an encouragement for everyone to find their own Truth. Kaniba is a metamorphosing entity, choosing whatever form and appearance that suits Her tidings, unchained and uncaring of the chains and trappings of the world of men.

Ugegi Aoiveae A Ser strives to reach beyond the limitations of the flesh. It is a vision of pure mind transcending boundaries that in life can not be attained. This is the audial essence of transcendental gnosis showing a bleak vision of life and that which should be strived for. This vision is cold because emotion blinds the mind. It is dark as there is no light to guide you on paths you must walk alone.

This collaboration shall serve as a vehicle to transform those who dare to experience it!
"

Tracklist:
Black Seas of Infinity (United States of America)
1. To Receive The Perplexity Of The Soul Of Liberation 07:08
2. The Faceless Ones Shall Be Kings Of The Earth Forever 06:55
3. Secretions Of The highest Virtue 12:14
Kaniba (Finland)
4. When The Hurricane Comes 09:16
5. When I Forsook All Earthly Wisdom 15:03
Ugegi Aoiveae A Ser (United States of America)
6. Alignment In Opposition II 16:32

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Merzbow - Frog: Remixed & Revisited


Compilation of various artists remixes and re-interpretations of Merzbow's Frog LP.

CD1

01. Hrvatski Amphibia Salientia
02. Pita Merzfrog473
03. House Of Low Culture Advancing Hordes
04. Never Presence Forever Gekihatsu
05. Sunn O))) Catch 22 (Surrender Or Die)
06. Gerritt Frog Inside Hypercube
07. Terror Organ Necrostuprum
08. John Wiese Frog Remix
09. Merzbow Frog Variation 2

CD2

01. Fennesz Frog Remix
02. Ulver Denki No Numa (Frog Voice Mix)
03. Russell Haswell Masamifrogmaster (Edit)
04. Hecker Cloned Frog Language (Segmented Edit And Micro Arcs)
05. When Dark Side Of The Pink Frog
06. Boris Froggie Bee-Baa

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Vomit Orchestra - Macabre Paradigm

>> Tuesday, May 13, 2008

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[USA / 2005 / Autumn Wind Productions / lim.500]

Side project of Vrolok mastermind D., this is a true experimental project that ranges from dark ambience to ritualistic noise; to put this in other words, it's pure darkness! This release compiles all of the demos and unreleased material into two cds, one track features vocal obliteration by Unknown Ikon of Emit. Highly recommended.

Tracklist:
Disc 1
1. Under the Shadows... (demo, 2002)
2. Behold... the Eve of Conclusion (demo, 2002)
3. Black (demo, 2002)
4. Drone (demo, 2002)
5. Decrepit (demo, 2003)
Disc 2
1. Fear (2002)
2. For Death Holds No Dreams (2002)
3. Wormhole Through the Decay of Time (2002)
4. Paradeigma (2003)
5. Benediction (2003)
6. Stained Shadow Reverie (2003)
7. Cadere (2004)

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Tuft - Gust of Lead

>> Monday, May 12, 2008

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[USA / 2007 / Medusa Head Records]

"Tuft's pièce de résistance. 18 months in the making, this unique album is comprised exclusively of well over 300 blistering GUITAR SOLOS. Layered swarms of true guitar heroism cascade into a massive wall of destructive proportions. Every lead style imagineable is represented within these tracks. If you like the idea of an album that sounds like a sandstorm of shred, this is definitely for you!
WARNING: Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should not handle Gust of Lead. It is known to the State of California to cause Unbridled Masculine Overload (UMO).
WARNING: If you ever worked at Guitar Center, this album sounds exactly like your worst nightmare."


Tracklist:
01. 18 (0:41)
02. 25 (1:56)
03. 20 (2:04)
04. 12 (1:52)
05. 21 (2:09)
06. 17 (3:24)
07. 13 (2:00)
08. 11 (1:14)
09. 41 (3:04)
10. 20 (1:13)
11. 15 (2:23)
12. 27 (1:28)
13. 15 (3:37)
14. 31 (1:21)
15. 4 (2:45)
16. 10 (1:22)
17. 23 (1:29)
18. 9 (1:22)

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Kaniba - Transcendant [a journey in four chapters]

>> Sunday, May 11, 2008

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[Finland / 2006 / Decadence Through Ruination ]

Dark Ritualistic Ambient...Highly Recommended! A journey into transcendant realms, a spiritual path to otherwordly domains; to a new discovery of self, to a shedding of old skin. To a new sun's dawn, a new moon's eve, to a rain under a virgin sky. The mysteries are herein. Open your eyes, and you may see. Open your heart, and you may be.

Tracklist:
01. Askendant I-III
02. Descendant

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Prurient - Fossil

>> Saturday, May 10, 2008

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[USA / 2004 / Truculent Recordings / lim.1000]

Industrial? Harsh Noise? Power Electronics? Experimental? Genres mean nothing when Prurient comes along to set the world on fire. This time Dominick Fernow acts as the mad conducter who once again uses the words of Jean Feraca and Rumi, while recieving assistance from Bryan Gilroy, Ben Barnett, Jeff Plummer, Emily Salvatierra and Kris Lapki to compose a orchestrated blitzkrieg of filth. All material was recorded on February 14th, 2003 at the famous Candle Factory (RIP) in Providence, RI. Over the following year those recordings were then assembled into Fossil. A definitive release from Prurient, Fossil is unique in every way and refuses to be ignored. Possibly one of the most devastating recordings to filter out to an unsuspecting world in a long time. Turn up the volume and feel the passion of torment.

Tracklist:
01. With You (27:58)
02. Waiting (30:18)

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Wäldchengarten - The Leech

>> Friday, May 9, 2008

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[Denmark / 2006 / Drone Records / lim.300]

"WÄLDCHENGARTEN is a danish duo from Aarhus that could be best described as “noise ambient” or “raw / harsh drone” in what they do. After some already very promising releases (i.e. a CD in the Desolation House-series of Relapse Recs) this is their very first vinyl. Their music on #The Leech# is very raw and filled with tiny noisy outbursts, at the same time ultra-sluggish & powerful. Low whistling feedback & pure electronic whirl-tones are omnipresent, everything seems to gradually sink to an alien center of heavy gravity like an organic entity that is slowly sucking energy while everything around is pulsating and rumbling in menacing cascades... this is dark, but its a darkness of sheer beauty"
(recommended for fans of Burning Star Core)

Tracklist:
1. Ignorant
2. Parasite

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6 Stimbox albums

>> Thursday, May 8, 2008


Stimbox, aka Tim Oliveira, San Francisco's Harshnoise label co-owner, has been churning out psychedelic harsh noise under his Stimbox moniker for over ten years. Dozens of releases have shown that Stimbox is consistent with his trademark blend of grating harsh and synthesized textures. He has performed in many noise festivals and on stages across the country and the globe.

Here's a bunch of his works:


- Impulse

- Lupus Tuberculoso

- Patrick Purdy

- Powerrr Dump

- RRRecycled

- Your Brain Melt Down

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A.M. - Episteme

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[New Zealand / 2002 / Apoplexy]

Experimetnal work by Antony Milton (Mrtyu, Nether Dawn...), inner explorations of field recordings, drones and other strange stuff.

Tracklist:
1. Salt Prayer
2. Wai Hopai
3. Sea Shack
4. Green Wine
5. A Taut Whirling
6. Fallow

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D. Harlan Wilson + Kenji Siratori - Beneath A Pink Sun

>> Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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[Japan-USA / 2007 / Hypermordern Records / lim.100]

Chaotic noise by Kenji Siratori swirling over narrations by fiction writer D. Harlan Wilson. Very nice stuff.

Tracklist:
1.Beneath A Pink Sun (10:35)
2.Somewhere In Time (11:30)
3.Lord Byron Circus (11:18)

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Coldstream - Self-Titled


Dreamy ambient/drone on tape released by Amp Tower Recordings.

Tracklist:

01. Learn (7:20)
02. Search (6:24)
03. Taken (9:02)
04. Fia (1:46)

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The Rita - Lake Depths Lurker


Tracklist:

01. Cadborosaurus (30:02)
02. Horror off Rattlesnake Island (30:00)

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Boris - dronevil -final-

>> Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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[Japan / Inoxia Records / 2006]

I'll just quote this text from aquarius records that just about sums up the whole thing:
"Dronevil is like the Japanese doom sludge version of the Flaming Lips' Zaireeka! Two discs, one drone, one heavy, intended to be played simultaneously on two separate stereos, but both equally listenable on their own.
The 'drone' disc is gorgeous, the first track is a shimmering swirl of sizzling cymbals, thick clouds of reverberating metal, sounding almost like some lost Organum track. Warm metallic swells, that undulate and subtly swing, layer upon layer of gorgeous high end sound. The second is a lugubrious trawl through some dimly lit cavernous underworld, thick tones swirl and drift, super minimal, like the slowed down sound of tolling bells, a slow motion ringing that shimmers and hums, like some distant soundscape viewed through thick panes of fogged up glass. The final drone track is another high end excursion, this time it's a whirl of densely layered tones, like sheets of feedback, played back at different speeds, creating strange tonal clusters and causing the various sounds to beat against each other producing subtle rhythms and streaks of upper register melody. Like a much more minimal Sunroof! or a Phil Niblock piece using Total outtakes as source material.
The sludgier disc (or the 'Evil' disc of the Dronevil pair) starts off with the 21 minute "Red", which starts off with some rumbling low end swells, mirroring the shimmering cymbals of it's ambient corollary on disc 1, then some abstract clean guitar, lots of space, about halfway through in come the keening distorted guitar feedback, streaks of psychedelic skree above the spacious abstract soundscape, finally about 15 minutes in the drums kick in, a simple post rock skitter, the clean guitars coalesce into a sort of Morricone-ish spaghetti western twang, above which some spare soulful leads drift and delicately soar, a slow loping groove like some strange slowcore hybrid of Codeine and Low. Dreamy and so good. The second track is where it actually gets heavy, a super distorted slow motion riff builds and builds until Boris are lurching along like some monstrous space rock behemoth, a sludgy trudge, thick walls of distorted guitar, simple pounding drums, all beneath wild psychedelic leads. Very Hawkwindy for sure. A brief near silent interlude sets us up for the hammer to fall, and it does, huge crumbling riffs dripping with filthy distortion, a sludgy black hole riff, and the wild psychedelic leads just keep getting more tangled and freaked out. So totally intense and heavy and super spaced out. The final track is another massive space doom workout. Heavy and thick and dense, but still somehow spacious and epic. Guitars grind and crunch but they also drift and hover weightless, the drums pound one second, and skitter jazzily the next, everything a huge swirling mass of psychedelic spaciness wrapped in massively thick guitars, ending in a barely there acoustic steel string coda.
Now when you play the two discs together it all makes sense. The heavy disc is so spare and spacey, because the first disc introduces all of these extra layers of sound, and the first disc is so abstract and minimal, because it's main purpose is to fill out the doom drenched space rock on disc two. But it barely matters. Together, the two discs perfectly meld into a killer postspacerock doom sludge record, heavy and dense and layered. Apart, you've got two amazing records, one super abstract free drone record, and one post slow core psychedelic spacerock record. You can't really lose either way.
And as always the packaging is absolutely breathtaking: a Japanese style mini gatefold, printed inside and out, black and light blue ink on thick textured brown cardstock, along the bottom a black and grey printed vellum obi, each disc in its own pocket and beautifully packaged with three circular plastic printed transparencies, all of the images combining with the printed image on the disc. WOW."


Tracklist:
CD1 - drone
1. ほどけていく loose
2. めまいの椅子 giddiness throne
3. 干渉 interference demon

CD2 - evil
1. 振り切れた風景 red
2. ふりおろす evil wave form
3. 泣きたがるスピード the evil one which sobs

Both cds mixed together
1. ほどけていく loose & 振り切れた風景 red
2. めまいの椅子 giddiness throne & ふりおろす evil wave form
3. 干渉 interference demon & 泣きたがるスピード the evil one which sobs

links
some copies can be found here

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20.SV

>> Monday, May 5, 2008

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so what does 20.SV even mean!?:
"The sievert (symbol: Sv) is the SI derived unit of dose equivalent. It attempts to reflect the biological effects of radiation as opposed to the physical aspects, which are characterized by the absorbed dose, measured in grays. It is named after Rolf Sievert, a Swedish medical physicist famous for work on radiation dosage measurement and research into the biological effects of radiation.Once the human body is exposed to a level of 20Sv…Acute radiation poisoning, 100% fatality after 7 days (LD 100/7). A dose this high leads to spontaneous symptoms after 5 to 30 minutes. After powerful fatigue and immediate nausea caused by direct activation of chemical receptors in the brain by the irradiation, there is a period of several days of comparable well-being, called the “walking ghost” phase. After that, cell death in the gastric and intestinal tissue, causing massive diarrhea , intestinal bleeding and loss of water, leads to water-electrolyte imbalance. Death sets in with delirium and coma due to breakdown of circulation. Death is inevitable; the only treatment that can be offered is pain therapy."

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"20.SV, the sinister industrialized post apocalyptic extermination device was activated in the year 2000. Its nature surpasses all genres, words and descriptions. 20.SV exists to simulate perfectly your own demise through the most updated and sophisticated technologies. It restricts itself to no boundaries, shape, definition, sound, ideologies nor rules. 20.SV breathes in its very own viral hive independently."
(Quotes taken from the official 20.SV lab)

PERSONAL NOTE: 20.SV is the shit, mixing harsh with atmospheric, this is how extreme music should be done;(imo) THE BEST musical incantation of a post-apocalyptic world. MANDATORY!!!


2005 - Acid Vomit
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Label: Cthulhic Dawn Productions
Format: mp3@295(VBR)
Total playing time: 17:39


2005 - Human Genocide
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Label: Cthulhic Dawn Productions
Format: mp3@304(VBR)
Total playing time: 30:38


2005 - Insects
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Label: Autumn Wind Productions
Format: mp3@268(VBR)
Total playing time: 32:08


2006 - Apocalyptic Desert
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Label: Cthulhic Dawn Productions
Format: mp3@302(VBR)
Total playing time: 28:43


2006 - Gaz Mask.Radiative Hate
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Label: Cthulhic Dawn Productions
Format: mp3@303(VBR)
Total playing time: 28:14


2007 - Extermination Process
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Label: Free Internet Release
Format: mp3@320
Total playing time: 33:14
Note:This is not the actual cover, I "made" it.

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Bore - Dry Ice & Drillbits

>> Sunday, May 4, 2008

Very loud and powerfull wall of noise. Released on Pointless Blank Rec in 2007. Limited to 40 copies.

Tracklist:

01. Dry Ice (8:42)
02. Drillbits (31:20)

Download and buy!

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Knurl - Nervescrap

>> Saturday, May 3, 2008

Knurl uses hand-crafted metal boxes, springs and wire constructions as instruments, exploring the sonic possibilities of different metals as processed through electronics. Note, however, that he uses no computers or other digital post-processing -- this is all pure analog noise. In Nervescrap, Knurl explores not only the textures of sounds, however, but the tones that can be coaxed from the materials. These are not synthesized tones matching specific frequencies--that would defeat the purpose--instead, the irregular, natural harmonics escaping the metal surfaces interact between layers in each composition to develop a dare-I-say "melodic" core.

Tracklist:

01. Untitled (2:31)
02. Untitled (5:59)
03. Untitled (4:40)
04. Untitled (12:56)
05. Untitled (8:23)
06. Untitled (3:32)
07. Untitled (8:18)
08. Untitled (3:50)
09. Untitled (12:02)

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Merzbow - Venereology

One of more popular Merzbow releases. Apparently (if I remember right) old school death metal bands was his biggest influence for this album (Autopsy is his favorite as I recall reading from some interview). This is cd reissue version

Tracklist:

01. Ananga-Ranga (29:02)
02. Klo Ken Phantasie (9:22)
03. I Lead You Towards Glorious Times (5:29)
04. Slave New Desart (6:22)

Link!

Thanks to Orfee for uploading this!

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Merzbow - Tauromachine

>> Thursday, May 1, 2008

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[Release Entertainment / 1998 / Japan]

Tracklist:
1.Cannibalism of Machine (6:08)
2.Emission (4:05)
3.Soft Water Rhinoceros (8:56)
4.Minotaurus (7:23)
5.Head of Clouds (12:11)
6.Untitled Nude Pulse (5:51)
7.Wounded Cycad Dub (7:09)

dl here.

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The Sleep Sessions - Lead Into Gold


Harsh noise from Poland! This is his newest album released on Harshnoise label. Just as the label name says this album is pure harsh noise with only few quiet parts. Enjoy!

Tracklist:

01. Lead Into Gold Part I (8:50)
02. Licking Wounds (3:50)
03. Lead Into Gold Part II (8:57)
04. The Invisible (10:33)

Link!

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