Some of the world's most feared and respected noise improvisers regroup for a 2nd studio album of Cuts. Now including Thurston Moore (guitar, electronics) among their flock, Merzbow (electronics), Balázs Pándi (drums) and Mats Gustafsson (saxophone, electronics) converge on a double-disc freeform penetration of avant garde jazz and noise to show the kids how it's done.
**Wildly unpredictable, strangely exotic and magically eccentric art music recorded 1979-83 spanning jerky post-punk, drones, cut-up collage, noisy blues-rock skronk and improvised electro-acoustic dubbing. An important and outstanding release. Fans of Wire/Dome through The Residents and Ghédalia Tazartès should invest, we don't think you'll be disappointed.** "First in a series of alga marghen editions documenting the activities of the It's War Boys underground label, founded by Amos (of The Homosexuals fame) in the late 1970s. The original LP was issued in an edition limit… Read more
The final emission from Darren Durham (a real-life tongue-twister if we've ever heard one...) under his Fortdax moniker before disbanding and splitting himself into an amoeba like slew of new pseudonyms. Following his last album's propensity to get filed under 'ambient' (a situation Durham blames on shoddy mastering), 'Divers' has a simple instruction festooned within; PLAY LOUDER. Doing just that, what immediately strikes you is the lack of somersaulting synths which have tended to be liberally spread throughout his past work, with opening track '1909 (Pour Mme. Emile Mouillere)' a crackling smo… Read more
Recent productions from the desk of Prurient, originally issued on limited edition tape. Fetid power noise and drone accounts for the majority, highlights are the murky descent of 'Closing Arguments' and the intensive noise on 'When Different Worlds Collide'.
The album that followed on from 2003's Bird Seed album, Asceticists 2006 was the culmination of three years of obsessive sound tinkering by William Bennett. The album revealed a bold - or more accurately, terrifying - sound to it, full of noise and ear-shredding bombast, with incredible vocals, rasped in the most anarchic and hair-raising intonation on brilliantly titled tracks like 'Ruthless Babysitting' and 'Dumpng The Fucking Rubbish'. Amazing stuff, but it'll leave you a bit bruised.
Each compilation in this excellent series so far has proved an essential primer, and this fourth offering shows no signs of letting up on either substance or quality. The compilation begins with something rather special indeed, and for someone like me who is pretty obsessed with electronic music history - it's about as indispensable as it gets. The track is by Egyptian artist Halim el-Dabh (don't worry, I haven't heard of him either) and was discovered by the Sub Rosa gang hidden in a French magazine article. Of course as you've probably guessed … Read more