>> Monday, January 19, 2009
"The latest release from FITH is a brutish, painful collection of
filth-encrusted industrial rhythms and pure white noise, angry sounds designed to scrape your inner ear clean and maybe even shut your eardrums down forever. Looped electronic sounds, harsh distorted vocals, noise-encrusted drones, and other overamplified acts of sonic destruction come together in an attack hearkening back to old-school power electronics (think Con-Dom, Sutcliffe Jugend minus the misogyny, and other pioneers of the junk-noise power electronics aesthetic). This is loud, aggressive material steeped in a misanthropic distaste for the more sordid and hypocritical elements of the modern world, with a sound designed to intimidate and horrify. "
>> Sunday, January 18, 2009
"We Created It, Lets Take It Over series provides a glimpse into the early work of Gary Mundy/Philip Best. (Beyond the tape realm, the vinyl A Return to Slavery split LP is included on Vol. 2, and "The Hand of Glory" 7-inch is on Vol. 3.) These recordings display a savage, raw intensity distinct from the pink noise tirades of Whitehouse and that ilk. Ramleh's work was more wall-of-sound, with electronics constantly pushed into the red, alongside indecipherably shrieked vocals. The tracks appear to have been improvised; overloaded circuits and feedback abound as they cut out and begin again at random, with variable velocity and intensity. The slow, bass throb of "Phenol" stands out on Vol. 1, displaying the first signs of Ramleh's future direction. A migraine is guaranteed for the uninitiated."
Volumes 2 + 3 are in the same folder. All the info is correct in the tags so don't lose your pants. 7-zip or HJsplit can combine the parts, don't be retarded.
>> Wednesday, January 14, 2009
"The Asshole / Snail Dilemma CD on the Berlin-based extreme noise label Tochnit Aleph documents Eber's most unsettling aktion, his Tokyo Concert for Stringquintett and Asstrompet. It is without a doubt one of the most bloodcurdling listens imaginable. This Mount Everest of musical misery pairs increasingly tense string squalls whose lurid peaks recall Penderecki's Threnody or Xenakis in a particularly foul mood with blood curdling cries of ecstatic pain from Yakushinji Kaori, a female participant who apparently has the aforementioned trumpet inserted inside her anus during the performance. Credited as an actress, it remains unclear whether Kaori is genuinely suffering, simulating great suffering, or some unsettling combination of the two. Her torrent of sobs and cries seems entirely at odds with the received framework of out vocalizing defined by Diamanda Galas, Patty Waters, and Margaret de Wys."
|1||Asshole / Snail Dilemma (53:44)|
>> Tuesday, January 13, 2009
"Despite the fact Aube is known for releasing hordes of material and can sometimes be said to kill his own genius by doing so, this is an amazing standout release. I am usually very skeptical about Noise releases which move along the lines of being Ambient however this is certainly one that has washed away my skepticism and replaced it with a further elevated admiration for the works of Nakajima. If you are an Aube fan, this is one that you should not be without. For those who are moderate Aube fans or who have yet to explore heavily any Aube releases, this is an amazing starting point. This disc fully brings out the best qualities of Aube, even if it is not harsh or spastic like so many Noise releases. This is one of the few discs that has a pretty wide range of appeal to both fans of Ambient or Noise and is easily another cornerstone work of Aube."
|1||In The Beginning (14:24)|
|3||Concord Block (11:50)|
|4||Holy World (20:03)|
>> Monday, January 12, 2009
"So this isn’t so much fourteen songs played together fast as it’s fourteen tracks so relentlessly and colourfully inventive that it’s almost as if this thing we called noise music finally came of a piece; as if these undescended psyche fragments got pulled together by the sheer, swirling momentum of applied trauma and finally congealed into something smooth, consistent, and maybe even frickin’ balmy. As a sound map of a uniquely messed-up consciousness, it has the capacity to frighten and puzzle and maybe even mind-alter. More than anything, when (if) it’s over, Hairdryer Peace feels like it “works.” It’s a genuinely inspired take on the bedroom wigout."
|A1||Hairdryer Peace (3:26)|
|A2||Getting Out Of Bed (1:48)|
|A3||Rules For Being Alive (3:04)|
|A4||Ape Lost (2:02)|
|A5||This Walls (2:33)|
|A6||Sour Hawa!!! (1:48)|
|A7||Smeared Thinking (1:51)|
|B2||Animals Act Natural (3:39)|
|B3||Me, Aleiling Fan (0:60)|
|B5||Dream Damage (1:45)|
|B6||Scan The Floor For Food (1:52)|
|B7||Don't Die (1:12)|