Started by GEWALTMONOPOL, December 15, 2009, 09:30:59 PM
Quote from: MT on December 01, 2021, 03:44:48 PMTheologian / STROM.ec - HubrezineWeird how little is written of this collaboration album. Maybe it is not the flavour of the week type industrial, or heavy hitting power electronics, but certainly a good album with inreresting aspects to it. Delicate soundscape with familiar elements from STROM.ec and Cloama. I am not that familiar with Theologian so I could say what he is bringing to the table. Surprising elements such as the melancholic guitar passage at the end of "Ubik". Vocal bursts of Toni/Theologian (I assume), but they are handled with more 'grace' so to speak. Album starts with "Involuntary Dilation" which introduces very delicate and detailed sounds, crisp and piercing in the own subtle way. Title track Hubrezine has more of the guitar from Ubik, painting a dreamy soundscape which slowly transformates into a heavy looping with furious vocals, song totaling near 20 minute behemoth. "Exegesis" offers a breather after, crips synth work accompanied with Toni's trademark vocal fury, kind of an odd couple but works. "World War Terminvs" is an ambient piece, floating in the air, sort of reminding of Cloama&Blutleuchte material but more straightforward and 'prettier' sounds. Excellent addition the arsenal of this collaboration, making listener attentive with change of mood and colour of the release. Final track "Flow My Tears" sounds like a malfunctioning synthesizer, left playing alone in an abandonent spacestation or nuclear missiles raining upon earth, your choice. Haunting, operatic vocals create a super eerie atmosphere. Overall highly overlooked album, large cardboard packaging gives justice to artwork which has high detail, and of course traditional Neuroscan hexagon motifs.
Quote from: MT on December 01, 2021, 05:15:06 PMToteslaut - Daikukotennyo 10" mLPThere was some buzz over this release, but I was a quite disappointed with this. Saw the potential but really did not hear it, certainly has a distinct vision to it, but I think it needed something more to be worth the praise. Which brings me to...Toteslaut - Strident Impurity CDSince I didn't have too high hopes for this one, it really proved me wrong. This CD is where all the pieces click and it sure works. Has that bizarre, broken and rotten atmosphere first, and later tracks just burst into ripping mess of noise and shrieking vocals. Not bright in colour, just pure BLACKENED noise, heh! Spun the CD two times in row, it was that good.
Quote from: moozz on October 27, 2021, 03:48:54 PMDie Reitenden Leichen - Scumshot (Monolithische Aktion) cassetteMonolithische Aktion is back! The latest batch is only small part HNW but mostly good harsh noise of various styles. I like this new DRL tape the best of the bunch. Gone are the more static days as this is just active harsh noise. No drone passages or quiet parts, only ripping harsh noise. Sounds somehow very clear and crispy (digital?) but at the same time very powerful. Great!
Quote from: MT on December 15, 2021, 08:57:56 PMMania - "Insidious and Alone" tapeMania - "Decript" tapeEveryone knows Mania was good, and still is. I really love this type of Mania, dirty atmosphere, with interesting samples of walking, operating things and such. With crisp production and really maniac vocal work. Just a real pleasure to listen to, the untreated metal work, with amplified metal work and other sounds blending together perfectly, and the sound has proper amount of punch to it. There was none other like Keith with this kind of stuff.