*Edition of 200 copies* JS Aurelius’s is a guitarist in the Sacred Bones Records powerhouse Destruction Unit and cofounder of tastemaking Arizona label/art collective Ascetic House and e premiere noise duo Marshstepper. JS Aurelius is constantly touring in one of his many projects alongside likeminded innovators such as Pharmakon and Lust For Youth.
** This release is a continuous mix - we strongly recommend that you do not purchase individual tracks! **
Black metal kind of falls into two camps – the funereal kind that sounds almost like it’s been rotting in a tomb for a few decades before we get to hear it, or the sort that’s so fast you have to check the speed on yer turntable to be certain. Both are valid and both categorized by the treble-heavy growl and Scandinavian fetishism, and US Raspberry Bulbs definitely fall into the faster category. Black metal’s roots are in hardcore punk, and the Bulbs aren’t afraid to wear this influence on their sleeves. Sure, previous US acts have done similar – Bone Awl for instance write mer… Read more
With 2012 highlight ‘Modern Jester’ still fresh in the mind, it seems the perfect time for this reissue of Aaron Dilloway’s lesser-heard Hospital tape ‘A Foxhole Point of View’ to hit the digital realm. Here the ex-Wolf Eyes man offers up a masterclass of tape collage, avoiding anything self consciously ‘dark’ in favour of more mischievous sources; the William Tell Overture, Tourette’s tics, radio and film clips and damaged field recordings. Everything is blurred and smudged almost beyond recognition as Dilloway pushes it like Play-Doh through his arsenal of pedals and brok… Read more
Canadian noise provocateur, Pierre-Marc Tremblay shares a split with the dangerously underrated Kris Lapke aka Alberich. The Âmes Sanglantes half strafes from darkwave synth motifs to obliterated rhythmic noise; Alberich batters his drum machine into submission on the dark epic 'Fence Before Dawn' and the discordant might of 'Ideologically Weak' beside the spirit crushing intensity of 'Work Preparation Unit'.
Merzbeat stands in stark contrast to all releases in Merzbow's post-analog, digital laptop-era. Containing over 50 minutes of brand new aggressive, psychedelic, organic, analog beat oriented Merzbow compositions, Merzbeat will be quite a treat for Merzbow fans who have been disappointed with modern Merzbow records. Drummed rhythms, a punk spirit and a return to analog Merzbow. KID 606 called it 'one of the greatest things Merzbow has ever done.' The first pressing also has a hidden remix of Amlux by Jack Dangers of Meat Beat Manifesto.
Russell Haswell puts a donk on it for Diagonal in a compelling, combustible and personalised '37 Minute Workout' of fractured noise and techno deconstructions. Working under a title nodding to both the album's physicality and riffing on Paul Morley's idea that the perfect album length is 37 minutes long, it's a typically uncompromising session cocking a contrary view of the dancefloor. Rhythmically, it's by far the most "structured" album in Haswell's solo catalogue, consolidating the freeform, improvised approach and brutalist, visceral timbres of previous releases with an app… Read more
**C30 white cassette with risograph cover. Edition of 20** Sacred Tapes offer a poke around the depths of John Powell-Jones' phantasmagoric mind with 'The Necromantic Bell Of Giradius'. Whilst perhaps best known as brilliant illustrator and screen-printer - his work for Reel Torque, Basic House, and Moon Duo features regularly on these pages, and he recently exhibited in Geneva accompanied by a Demdike Stare installation - his musical praxis is also gathering recognition, both in the motorik psych unit Horrid, and now revealed here as unique solo artist. Record… Read more
**Expanded A5 booklet edition 2014, including interview with Eric Persing, creator of the Alpha Juno's infamous "Hoover" patch, plus download code** For the past three years experimental computer music cell, Evol has been de-constructing rave culture icons under radically different compositional strategies. On a 7" and 10" for the Alku imprint, they've been caught f**king with air-horns and the classic hoover, or mentasm sound - a preset originally called the "What The?" patch developed by Eric Persing for the Roland Alpha Juno synth and most commonly associated with early '90s rave Tech… Read more