Started by GEWALTMONOPOL, December 15, 2009, 09:30:59 PM
Quote from: Baglady on January 10, 2019, 10:04:35 AMOCHU - Unproduktiw MLP (Verlautbarung)I was excited to see where OCHU would go after the rather peculiar Tvärsnitt LP, and I'm not disappointed. Soundwise it feels like a marriage of his present day approach to sounds and the rough racket found on his earlier cassettes. Layers of of squealing, chafing and rumbling looped field recordings, arranged and mangled by heavy but not sloppy hands. This heavy handed yet precise execution has me thinking of JEPH JERMAN's LP The Bray Harp, but this still reeks of OCHU. The master recording was sent to me a few months ago, and while I loved it as it was, the vinyl artwork really lends it a bleak and hopeless air I didn't really pick up on just hearing the sound itself. It's not bleak as in boring though; there's always been a discrete semi-nasty sense of humor to Ochu's output, and that's still the case. Vipeholm industrial music. A late addition to last years "best of" list.AMPH - Control LP (Verlautbarung)I've had a rough mix of half of this album on tape for three or four years, and given the duos busy lives I didn't really expect it to ever be completed. But lo and behold! There's a deceptive calm over the whole album as there's so much more going on than what you'll hear upon the first listen. Segments of various kinds of unease come and go, relieving eachother beautifully. A couple of friends have called this album soothing, but I find it rather unsettling. Tape sounds dominate as usual, but there are a few surprises in this scary bag, such as alien sounding synth and weird grunts (and is that someone snoring in the beginning?). Demanding, but it will definitely grow from repeated rotation. Good stuff!
Quote from: FreakAnimalFinland on January 10, 2019, 01:41:49 PMSquamata "Into The Folds Of The Angelic Skin" 3"CDRObscure Eruption2006 recording, one member solo, brutal fucking harsh noise. Limited to 25 copies, so not very widely available. Squamata was intense as fuck, and FA archives still has 60 minutes of unreleased material. Yet this, being ltd 25 is barely better than unreleased. Intensity, brutality, energy are all top level. One of the rare replies from Finland to same era of Swedish harsh head rituals type of assaults.
Quote from: Yrjö-Koskinen on January 12, 2019, 12:05:07 AMKommando R J F – Sweet Slow Suicide TAPEA 2018 re-issue of a vinyl I don't have. It is recorded on finest tape, with a cover non-coincidentally looking like a Segerhuva release, and it was given to me by a surprisingly slender young man on the outskirts of the capital of what was supposedly Sweden. Top notch stuff here - living, breathing power electronics/post mortem of the somewhat more laid back type. All star crew: when HKSO's vocals take center stage I'm almost listening to Alfarmania, but there is no doubt there are many minds at work. Dirt, psychosis, samples, noise, rumblings, the anxiety of the psychiatric ward brought to beautiful tape. Pure party music, to put it succinctly. Will need to get back to it to fish out all the subtleties, but given the line-up there is really little to fuzz about. Also, at the time of writing easily procurable off of discogs at a not-yet exaggerated price.
Quote from: sunandsteel on January 13, 2019, 11:06:04 PMMgla - Exercises in FutilityI don't usually go for black metal this polished, but this band is too good. Powerful music. Songwriting on this record is immense, probably my favorite of theirs. Other black metal projects try really hard to convey a "nihilistic" (for lack of a better term) approach with forced cartoon misanthropy. The lyrics and general approach of Mgla feels authentic - its quite simple, yet really effective. Hopefully a new album surfaces this year.
Quote from: sunandsteel on January 13, 2019, 11:06:04 PMXenophobic Ejaculation - ValaMy favorite material from this project, definitely XE at its very best. The buried vocals and samples that slowly emerge slightly above the mix only to recede again. I find the second tape great to just relax and work on art to.
Quote from: FallOfNature on January 16, 2019, 07:48:15 AMSubklinik - Of Bones And DeathSubklinik doing what he does ie catatonic Death Industrial. I prefer this release over the previous one by a touch.