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Andrew McIntosh

On the subject of Skullflower - my introduction to them was buying a copy of the "Evil Knievel" seven inch after reading an encouraging review. I hated it; sounded like sub-par grunge. Haven't really bothered with them ever since, so can I assume that little album was an anomaly?
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Quote from: FreakAnimalFinland on January 27, 2011, 09:38:23 AM
Whitehouse "New Britain" CD
Probably one of my favorites from WH. It's hard to really decide, since all albums have the proper reason to exists, which makes it pretty rare case in noise/pe. Nobody did it like this. It's totally beyond.
RUNZELSTIRN & GURGELSTOCK  "morx und kotschalg" cd..... 1993 Selection release. Over 70 minutes long track. This is just around the time I heard the band for the first time and it seemed too difficult to get into. Years passed and I begun to worship what they do, and now, finally bought this and listened it 3 times during one day. It is, extreme by all standards.

"New Britain", for me, is the worst record from their first period (and probably in their all discography). Too much minimal and instrumental, without inside fire, but, of course, still interesting.

"morx und kotschalg", yes, great record! Though I think that his "Dein Mund So Rot..." (Pure) is even better. Rudolf is only real dada artist our times...


By the way, is there something wrong with the Whitehouse vinyl reissues? I haven't seen them in any usual distros yet copies are available from Discogs and, I wonder if that is only because of non-underground label or does it has something to do with the quality of vinyls...
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whithouse have pressed their lp's thur CARGO's distributions label very friendly so the standard is tip top...i have  all the represses and had zero complaints! as cargo is the uk's bigest indi distro im guessing they give the last few shops first-come first served basis !


In Finland, Sarvilevyt shop has distributed all these vinyl releases. I think they're all sold out from shop right now, but I just did order.
I think only problems have been:
1) how shoebox size noise distro contacts Cargo for successful deal
2) price. I have sold LP's for 20 euro and double LP's for more, and after cut from middleman (distributor/wholesaler) the profit margin is pretty much nonexistent, but price is still relatively high. Of course, these are the best versions to buy. Total Sex 2xLP ! Huh! What a intense version!

Quote from: ImpulsyStetoskopu on January 28, 2011, 12:54:55 PM
"New Britain", for me, is the worst record from their first period (and probably in their all discography). Too much minimal and instrumental, without inside fire, but, of course, still interesting.

I think the minimalism, the breaks between songs, utterly high pitched overall sound, is what makes it even more disturbing than many other albums.
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ARISE / IRON JUSTICE split CDr. I wonder what is this. Hour of 13 productions from NC, USA, edition of hand numbered 30 copies. I don't remember where and when I have got it. Arise is quite clean PE. At worst it is bad, but at the best it goes somewhere along Control Resistance, Deathkey, and such. With songs like Forced Control, Blut Heil!, The Law of Man, they follow very tightly the cliche's of the genre...
Iron Justice material sounds like era of the 7", being 4 tracks of straight power electronics. Especially "Face the Freedom" goes probably too obvious Con-Dom worship? It is nice enough, but always leaves impression of band who painfully clear tries to adapt into PE, but in long run doesn't have enough to offer? It's hard to say what exactly would be wrong, since all the elements are just like they should. Maybe that's the reason..
I tried to check out if this is official release. At least it gives all contact addresses, but no info of year on cover and nothing found about label.
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Trampling the Cross Underfoot - The Long Journey On the Arm of Death (Satan's Din 2011) - Fucking great tape here. I am preparing a longer review for my "Pure Stench" blog so I won't say too much about it here. Basically a 20 minute long simplistic track with one member doing vocals (or rather talking, almost like a spoken word album) rambling on in a very monotone way, with a few added effects, about various topics while the other member forges a nice substratum of Noise that slowly builds up piece by piece from a layer of rippling static to finally a full stew of crunchy distortion, washed out drones and snapping static (possibly effected metal abuse?). This one comes highly recommended.

Hal Hutchinson - Taste of Iron (Freak Animal 2010) - The album title is a very fitting description in-and-of itself. As described, this is 20 minutes of pure junk metal Noise without compromise - no effects and no vocals/pedals all delivered at a crawling speed. It appears to be lacking a general structure which is perfectly fine for this type of material - field recordings of raw and unedited junk abuse: chains, barrels, sheet metal, etc. Unlike Macronympha's legendary Metal Noise I can't see listening to this on a regular basis. I would not call this a novelty because that takes away from its artistic merit but I also can't see it being part of, as we call it, "the canon of PE" but rather a motley "one-off" from the Industrial/Noise/P.E. collective which I personally probably won't be playing too much, not because it is bad but it isn't remarkable enough to my ears and with something like this it needs to be remarkable to have a good shelf-life.


Quote from: ironfistofthesun on January 28, 2011, 08:13:52 PM
whithouse have pressed their lp's thur CARGO's distributions label very friendly so the standard is tip top...i have  all the represses and had zero complaints!

I only have Asceticists 2006 on vinyl, but it seems like it's very low volume. I really have to crank the volume knob to get it at a satisfactory level. Are any of the other new WH vinyl editions like that? It's only a minor complaint and I'll still probably pick up a few regardless.


I have the Cruise 2xLP and it's very loud with great packaging. I plan on getting GWD and Erector next.


IRM - An Act of Self Mutilation is an Act of Freedom CD-R

Was definitely into this one aside from the live track at the end. Way too much crowd sounds are heard. Especially those couple people "woo"ing constantly. Really detracted from the whole experience. Otherwise a good disc! Anyone know what the pressing was? Discogs says it comes in a DVD case, but mine didn't. Just a folder sleeve, can't find info on it.

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Kristian Olsson - Paltkoma, CS Not as great as the "Att vara där..."-LP, but still really good stuff. Think this seems even more lo-fi than the LP.
Raspberry Bulbs - Lone Gunman, CS I liked this, need to get more from RB.


SQUAMATA - Arrogant absolute -tape. Brilliant noise tape! It has some wall-influences i suppose, rumbling, but far from static, things happening most of the time and lots of surprices. Not hectic like japnoise though. Is this a Finnish artist?
MILLION BRAZILIANS - New ideas in psychic music - tape. Foundation seems to be snakecharmer-flute and drums, one side starts a little freejazzy and goes in more rock oriented way after a while, other side sounds a bit like Nurse With Wound when they´re laid-back goofy, like Cooloorta Moon, parts with spoken words of something i didn´t really pay attention to. Nice one.
LEWD - Pincers - tape. I believe this is a Dutch early 90s group. Music is similar to Skullflower/rock-Ramleh, pretty short songs in different tempo some with vocals. It´s well done, but this type of music does not interesset me anymore i´m affraid.... 2-3 minutes is ok, then i get bored with it.
WEREWOLF JERUSALEM - Someone lurking in the dark - tape. I guess this rather short tape is pretty typical W.J., sort of calm noise, not sure why i get that impression from this project, but i like it a lot. Static with a few minimal changes that seem monumental at high volume, specially like the sound ending side B. Great tape!
LETTERA 22 - Negative tounge - 2xtapes. Not really sure what to say about this. It´s good noise, not very harsh or demanding, just pleasant to listen to. Both tapes are pretty much alike. It´s good stuff but i find it anonymous and rather forgettable.
Travis Johnson - Valsa - 3"cdr. Drone in style of Halfer Trio and such artists, with a bit of a twist. The warm droning sound is played sideways with some cracking and twisting electronics, but it fits pretty good and gives it a bit of an edge. All in all not bad, but not very special either.


Burzum - Fallen

It's leaked. Been listening to it quite a bit the last few days. Didn't like it at all the first listen, but this one is a grower. Varg is still a master at weaving guitar tracks together. Lots of clean vocals on this one too, which can take some getting used to. Overall though...I'm pleased with the direction Burzum is taking.


awesome, yet nobody ever seems to talk about it.....