Tuesday, June 28, 2016

v. sinclair - metamorphosis.



V. Sinclair - Metamorphosis

1:01:21

116.56 MB

1. Defined By It's Presence Or Absence/Silhouette
2. Indéterminé
3. A Rope Taught With Considerable Weight
4. The Shoulder Is Constrained Within It's Form
5. The Small Of His Back




fantastic drones in a fantastic package from valentine sinclair and his clandestine compositions label.

incredibly refined, minimal, and well-designed.

some of his work has been a little too minimal for me, but this one is just right.

between this and the ligature release from earlier this year, clandestine compositions is really hitting a stride.

this isn't sold out yet, so buy this one...plus all of the other releases.




(buy a copy from the label.)


(for metamorphic purposes only.)





Monday, June 20, 2016

assassani - daemonical raw tech invocation.



Assassani - Daemonical Raw Tech Invocation

19:50

37.76 MB

1. I Can See The Whole Ibiza Bvrning And Thee Corpses In Flames Dancing
2. Como Alambre De Espinas Y Meo Napalm




the title pretty much says it all - very raw, noisy, and demonic techno, courtesy of fallow field.

kind of like a slightly more unhinged, maniacal, and destructive vatican shadow.

I haven't heard any of the artist's other works, but a couple of recent recordings are available on bandcamp.




(for invocation purposes only.)





Thursday, June 2, 2016

the rita / mania - together they're murder.



The Rita / Mania - Together They're Murder

38:49

72.1 MB

1. The Rita - Untitled
2. Mania - Untitled
3. Mania - Untitled



new cassette reissue of a CD-R from 2006 courtesy of bacteria field.

there's a wall from sam mckinlay on the first side and some harsh power electronics from mania on the other, including one track that wasn't on the original version.

much like everything else from bacteria field, this one is sold out, but there are two copies on discogs as of this writing.




(sold out.)


(for murderous purposes only.)





Friday, May 27, 2016

NSN.




I've long been a supporter of everything that NSN puts out, and after a lengthy hiatus, the label is finally back with two new tapes, along with a release party early next week.

the first is "hymnes à la déroute," from trup.

raw, scathing black metal, and it's really great.

the album is available on bandcamp, but obviously I highly recommend and encourage you to buy the physical version.

the second is "devoir. génétique. violence. hiérarchie," from un regard froid.

brutal power electronics.

a video preview of one track is available here:




it is awesome, both sonically and visually.

and if you're in montreal on 5/31, swing by the release party, have a few beers, and meet the artists.

bottom line: buy these tapes as soon as they're available.




(follow NSN.)





Monday, May 16, 2016

climax denial - repentance in ecstacy.



Climax Denial - Repentance In Ecstacy

29:53

61.69 MB

1. Immature
2. They Died On A Beautiful Day
3. How Shadow
4. Penance
5. It Was A Short Funeral
6. Metamorph (Intrinsic Action Cover)
7. A Figure Stalking Place
8. The Total Answer




interesting power electronics from climax denial, courtesy of bacteria field.

huge variety of tones and textures here...vocals, melodies, noise, some ambience...this one pretty much runs the gamut.

really great stuff.

copies are still available from the label via the link below.

and while I'd normally tell you all to check out the rest of bacteria field's offerings, this actually appears to be the only release that isn't sold out...so, yeah, there you go.

but obviously keep an eye on that storefront and don't hesitate to grab any new releases as they become available.




(buy a copy from bacteria field.)


(for repentance purposes only.)





Thursday, May 5, 2016

tollund men - autoerotik.



Tollund Men - Autoerotik

46:44

90.47 MB

1. Born In Hell
2. Esoteric Criminal
3. Spell Of Deception
4. Adrastea
5. Autoerotik
6. Mausoleum Of Desire
7. The Inmost Self
8. An Insect
9. From Chaos
10. Kiste
11. Himeros
12. Poisoned Robe
13. Suffocating Heart
14. The Garden



don't judge me, I couldn't resist posting this.

first tollund men full-length, courtesy of bleak environment.

I'm glad these guys waited out the darkwave fad before releasing a full-length...they were always one of the best (along with body of light), and with a less-cluttered landscape today than, oh, say, two years ago, this album stands out even more.

that's not to say it couldn't stand out in that more crowded marketplace...but the moods, rhythms, and melodies here are so great that I'm glad it doesn't risk getting lost in the shuffle.

copies of this one are long gone...I think it took a matter of hours...and so is everything else, too...so, yeah, keep an eye on discogs.




(everything is obviously sold out.)


(for preview purposes only.)





Thursday, April 28, 2016

cory strand - memento: a reinterpretation.



Cory Strand - Memento: A Reinterpretation

7:51:32

188.05 MB + 168.56 MB + 187.13 MB + 164.83 MB

1. Part One
2. Part Two
3. Part Three
4. Part Four
5. Part Five
6. Part Six
7. Part Seven
8. Part Eight
9. Part Nine
10. Part Ten
11. Coda One
12. Coda Two




my love for memento is no secret, nor is my love for cory strand's unique reinterpretations of the scores and audio tracks from classic films.

this twelve-disc set, released on strand's altar of waste, perfectly captures the myriad moods put forth by what is, in my opinion, christopher nolan's crowning achievement...and easily one of the best films of the last twenty years.

the sounds and artwork coalesce to form the perfect companion to the film.

it's slow and subtle, gradually seeping into your subconscious and distorting your perception until you're questioning everything around you...

I'd love to see cory do a "totality" version of memento - with the entire audio track turned into destructive wall noise - which would serve as an excellent counterpoint to the gloomy ambience here.

while this one's a little pricey, don't hesitate - fans of the film will love this release, and cory's put the same amount of time, effort, and love into this package that he puts into all of his releases...I don't know how he does it, but I'm glad we get to reap the benefits.




(buy a copy from altar of waste.)


(fact one.)

(fact two.)

(fact three.)

(fact four.)