Monday, August 31, 2015

dogestapo - spieizeugkiste.



Dogestapo - Spieizeugkiste

19:56

38.07 MB

1. Your Own Failed Gods
2. Siege
3. Dripping
4. Spieizeugkiste
5. Untitled
6. Untitled



new-ish fallow field release from about a month and a half ago.

raw black metal on one side, unlisted noisey ambience on the other.

this is fallow field we're talking about here, so you should all know what to expect.

copies are long gone, of course, but there's one for sale on discogs.

in my barely-cursory internet searching, I was unable to find much info on the people behind this project...only a few rough tracks and a blog post from a year ago saying that the tape was "coming soon."

but whoever they are, hopefully there's more to come...and soon.




(for preview purposes only.)





Monday, August 24, 2015

(a)sex / rdcd.



(A)Sex / RDCD

59:38

99.82 MB

1. RDCD - Dimensions 1
2. RDCD - Dimensions 2
3. RDCD - Dimensions 3
4. RDCD - Dimensions 4
5. RDCD - Around The Bend
6. RDCD - Of Unsound Mind
7. (A)Sex - Glistening Blood Drops Against My Pale Skin



in honor of the excellent (a)sex performance last night, here's a split from (a)sex, the man behind the ebony tower, and RDCD, the man behind phantom cadaver.

not only is mitchell of (a)sex a captivating performer, his recorded output is just as dynamic, and he's also become incredibly prolific in a very short amount of time.

his wall material is consistently challenging and thought-provoking, and his power electronics material is consistently brutal and cathartic.

and the same can be said of john's RDCD material.

lots of great tones, textures, and vocals in this one.

I'm not sure how many copies of this disc were made, but it's seriously excellent and should provide a great starting point for anyone unfamiliar with either (a)sex or RDCD.

a few other (a)sex releases are available via bandcamp - they're all affordable, so please support this hardworking artist who also just happens to be a really nice guy.

and there's plenty of RDCD material available on bandcamp, too.

if you have the chance to see (a)sex live, do whatever you can to bear witness to mitchell's special brand of concentrated fury.




(buy some digital releases.)


(for cathartic purposes only.)





Thursday, August 20, 2015

d.å.r.f.d.h.s. - till minne av.



D.Å.R.F.D.H.S. - Till Minne Av

29:57

56.11 MB

1. 14.50
2. 6 Juni 1973, Liberia
3. 15.10
4. 00-246 / 2 615 898:50 SEK
5. 10 CM / 16.10



one of the two new total black tapes, the other being a new v. sinclair release which might also get posted soon.

limited to 49 copies in black clamshell cases, these all sold out pretty quickly.

love that cover art.

all very minimal with some occasional synth flourishes.

solid stuff, recommended if you can find it.




(for preview purposes only.)





Monday, August 10, 2015

various artists - atavist document.



Various Artists - Atavist Document

57:18

106.84

1. Mares Laig - Luster Of Damask
2. Vitka - Parched And Drowning
3. Black Beret - Tedium
4. Pool - Untitled
5. Malcriado - Penitence
6. Work/Death - And Percious Blood Cemetery Washed Down Main Street
7. Zerfallt - Diamond Hull
8. V Manuscript - Exist




courtesy of v. sinclair's clandestine compositions label.

solid juxtaposition of ambient drones and noise.

that "post industrial bliss" line on the cover is a perfect description.

the packaging is first-rate - there's some nice vellum paper, the cassettes are labeled, and everything fits together just right.

I don't think I'd heard of any of these artists before, but the label's never steered me wrong before, even with only a handful of releases, and this one is no different.

glad I picked this one up.

recommended.




(buy a copy from the label.)


(for atavist purposes only.)





Tuesday, July 28, 2015

book of sand - the face of the deep.



Book Of Sand - The Face Of The Deep

45:47

86.8 MB

1. Intro - To Live Forever
2. I Can Stand Right Here, See My Face On The Other Side
3. Swimming Through Water, Swimming Through Blood
4. The Water Of The Forest Is Happy
5. Dreaming Of The Deep
6. Interlude
7. All The Pretty Horses



this new book of sand tape comes courtesy of mouthbreather records and it's easily one of the strangest black metal recordings I've heard in a while.

it's all very...delirious.

child-like melodies from myriad instruments merge and digress over and over again throughout this collection of tracks.

the blast beats and shrieked vocals only serve to underscore the utterly divergent, at times alien, nature of these compositions.

don't get me wrong, it's unmistakably bleak and black...but definitely unlike anything I've heard in a long time, if not ever.

the book of sand site even describes it as "alternate dimension symphonic black metal," and I couldn't think of anything more apt.

highly recommended.




(link removed by request.)


(for preview purposes only.)





Monday, July 20, 2015

cremation lily - a body of one's own.



Cremation Lily - A Body Of One's Own

29:49

56.07 MB

1. Dancing In Expanding Rings
2. With Upraised Arms



a throwback to when cremation lily dealt exclusively in brutal analog harsh noise.

ah, those were simpler times.

but zen's work is fantastic, both new and old, and he obviously deserves your support.

this one is no longer available, but he does have represses of some older cremation lily titles for sale at the strange rules store and they're all excellent.

support him and all of the other artists on the strange rules roster.

his catalogue is one of the most well-designed and well-curated in the world.




(buy some cremation lily tapes.)


(for one's own purposes...only.)





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

gidim - two.



Gidim - II

13:47

26.38 MB

1. The Blind
2. Chthonic Dream
3. The Way



see, now this is lo-fi black metal that I can get behind.

because as low as this recording quality is, I can listen to it.

I can discern the instruments and the vocals underneath the murk.

that's a good thing.

but this is exactly what I expect from fallow field.

good range of tempos, solid riffs, shrieked vocals...what more could anyone want?

this tape, along with the rest of the latest batch, are all sold out...but maybe a distro or two will have copies, who knows.

worth tracking down if you can find it.

recommended.




(the good kind of lo-fi.)