Started by GEWALTMONOPOL, December 15, 2009, 09:30:59 PM
Quote from: Force Neurotic on July 09, 2018, 07:53:22 PMDuncan Harrison "Preamble to Nihil" (self-released, 2017?) Although the stuff I'd previously heard from this guy is now probably about a decade old, this stuff seems to have a representative uneasiness to it along with a nice attention to detail I remember from before ("Young Arms," maybe?). As far as the voice work, I find this kind of thing pretty amazing; Blackhumour would be proud. As for as the other sounds present, we get mostly subtly-manipulated field recordings in collage with a few loops. Pretty noisy, precise cut-up acoustics and effects later on. Since we're getting into territory where we can use terms like "sound poetry" etc here, I'll just say this is like a less-crude version of some of the stuff I've heard from No Intention and Good Area ("What's that?" "What's what?" "You can't hear that?" "Hear what?" "That noise!!"). Doesn't seem to take itself too seriously and I wouldn't really recommend this to the nasty crowd anyway unless you're like me and you literally like a little bit of everything – which this tape has, including a field recording of traditional Irish music and some questionable free "jazz." Definitely one of my favorites for this year; not for it's particular strength or uniqueness but for it's personal nature and the meticulous work that went into it.
Quote from: absoluten calfeutrail on July 10, 2018, 09:58:42 AMQuote from: Force Neurotic on July 09, 2018, 07:53:22 PMDuncan Harrison "Preamble to Nihil" (self-released, 2017?)I fucking love this tape. I'm doing an album for Duncan on Index Clean - should be out within the next couple of months or so.
Quote from: Force Neurotic on July 09, 2018, 07:53:22 PMDuncan Harrison "Preamble to Nihil" (self-released, 2017?)
Quote from: absurdexposition on July 11, 2018, 05:13:39 AMKNURL - Nervescrap CS (self-released, 1995)Fuck, this is a long tape. It's fine but I struggle to remain interested in something this long (a C90 I'm assuming) especially when faced with such a backlog of new arrivals to perpetually get through. Anyways it's mostly very Japanese sounding, not too booming and not heavy on the low-end (though there is some nice crunch present, most noticeable in the first couple tracks), a bit spastic. Initially reminded me a lot of K.K. Null's "Ultima Hyper Drug" LP from 1986. Lots of disconnected cable sounds which I'm not overly fond of. Second side is slightly more straightforward (emphasis on slightly) and the second to last track (Sulcus) is a bit of a breather with some interesting effected sounds that I can best describe as a sewing needle being slowly poked through a window screen or netting, or maybe the sound of a pointed object on steel sharpener - neither of which I would assume to be the source (maybe the latter is close, but I feel like it's all electronics), but Bloor spending a short amount of time playing in that area was the highlight of the tape for me.Found (alongside "Infraneuroma") while digging in long-forgotten boxes of tapes at the L'Oblique record shop in Montreal (a former hangout of Bloor's back in the day) a couple years ago. J-card is made out of black sandpaper with text written on with white-out.I'd but curious to compare the RRR/Pure CD versions to the tape, in terms of sound quality / dynamics
Quote from: Baglady on July 10, 2018, 01:23:20 PMMNEM - Hegonon LP (Sentimental Productions)above all, very Mnem.
Quote from: Bloated Slutbag on July 11, 2018, 06:12:41 PMvery far from Ultra Hyper Drug
Quote from: absurdexposition on July 11, 2018, 06:52:20 PMQuote from: Bloated Slutbag on July 11, 2018, 06:12:41 PMvery far from Ultra Hyper DrugFar, indeed, but is similar IMO. Of course UHD is much more composed, but it being instrument-based isn't so apparent off-hand, either.
Quote from: Force Neurotic on July 10, 2018, 09:38:59 PMGlad to hear it! While I'm at it, ACLN has permanently been on rotation in the CD player/playlist/mp3 player since I got the CD, absolutely amazing stuff that fills a certain void. Really looking forward to the RW&S tape on Thalamos.
Quote from: Force Neurotic on July 19, 2018, 05:48:00 PMKjostad "Bear Baiting" CS (Aught Void, 2018) I think the only ready comparisons for what Stefan Aune's been doing as Kjostad for a while now are perhaps early Hum of the Druid and Daniel Menche. As far as their respective noisier stuff goes, I think the comparison fits – especially here, lots of great lows and mids bursting out of the speakers that never feel forced, I.E. achieved via a pedal chain. When things calm down after a few minutes and more atmosphere clears away the fog of noise, some beautiful field and room recordings can be heard, both sections making this so far the moodiest and most deliberately atmospheric Kjostad release I've heard so far. It seems as though this is one of several tapes which seem to rely on inclement weather that was sought deliberately as opposed to the "chance" feeling I got from others. I would like to imagine that Yukio Mishima would have enjoyed this music – there is a distinctly "bunkered," spartan feel to it despite the radiant naturalism. Side B seems to have the first major use of eerie high-end tones in the project amid the more recognizable wet foliage, open-air and wildlife sounds. I could listen to this many times in a row. A sound you happened to record which would have occurred anyway is infinitely preferable to one which you generate yourself.