SKM-ETR - A Better Place

>> Sunday, June 14, 2009

Three tracks with alternating interludes of caustic sermonizing, A Better Place is a twenty-minute excursion into noise territory, filled with overloaded frequencies, feedback-drenched snarls and the guttural cough of a live power cable. The harsh electronics beat against the listener like waves of electricity, burning synaptic connections and brain cells with the crest of each tumultous cycle. Not as unrelentingly noisy as Merzbow or driven as hard as the jackhammer percussion of Winterkälte, Skm-Etr's soundtrack to Chapter One of The Watchmen boils with repressed rage; running throughout the noise pieces is the distorted voice of a man singularly focused on the violent solution to a violent world -- this is the birth of Rorschach. As an introduction to the world of despair which pervades the early chapters of the story, A Better Place is just the sort of sonic conflagration which warns us of the evil that men can do when their world becomes unhinged. Suitably atmospheric and creepy.

A Better Place I (0:30)
Human Speed Bumps (4:36)
Sermon Of Vermin (8:22)
A Better Place II (0:13)
Gas Blistered Lips (6:18)
Untitled (0:37)



Fuck, The Retarded Girl June 15, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

I haven't really dug these cats in the past but I'm willing to give them another shot.

Unknown June 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM  

Aww, you rule rotx!

Junko is brilliant.

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