Wonderful album from ex-Cabaret Voltaire member and now full time natural history sound recorder. The weather has created and shaped all our habitats. Clearly it also has a profound and dynamic effect upon our lives and that of other animals. The three locations featured here all have moods and characters which are made tangible by the elements, and theseperiodic events are represented within by a form of time compression. This is Chris's first foray into composition using his location recordings of wildlife and habitats -- previously he has been concerned with describing and revealing… Read more
Originally issued in 2002, Editions Mego have seen fit to re-issue this noise classic with lovely new Steven O'Malley artwork and an extra thirteen minute track (recorded at the same time as the album). It's pretty good timing too, as noise music is finally, thanks to artists such as Wolf Eyes, Hair Police and Prurient breaking out of its cassette-based shackles into almost mainstream acceptance. Okay maybe I'm going a little overboard with that, but come on - Wolf Eyes on Sub Pop? Who would have thought that would happen, and have you been to a noise show lately? There are girls … Read more
Ramleh were a power electronics supergroup made up of ex-Matthew Bower collaborators Gary Mundy and Stuart Dennison and Whitehouse's Philip Best, but what people don't realise is that the band actually made some damn good guitar rock music. When I say rock, I don't mean the straightforward radio fodder you might expect though, this is rock like Sonic Youth are rock - all feedback and blood curdling screams recorded probably to tape, enhancing the cracked, lo-fidelity abstraction. The links to industrial music and power electronics are still present, but we get further … Read more
More groundbreaking industrial electronics from underground legend Maurizio Bianchi, dating back to 1983
Incredible vintage electronics from 1984, originally released as a private press edition of 300 copies. "This record is the soundtrack for a film with the same title, produced and directed by Maurizio Bianchi. For obscure reasons, the original LP remained unavailable for a long time, and was distributed only 1 year after it was printed. Moreover, most of the copies were destroyed. Less than 100 actually exist. This was MB's last vinyl production, and also the only one featuring recordings of the artist's voice. It was made during a period of huge change in MB's life."
Cast your crooked minds back to last year and you may remember a stunning album of blackened ambience and noise from Yellow Tears called 'Don't Cry'. The 'Pissmop' LP was their debut for Dominik Fernow's Hospital Productions label, another unremitting set of petrified power electronics set amidst fetid atmospherics, like the imaginary soundtrack to a modern day snuff slick. From the brutal detonations and warehouse ambience of the opener 'Descent A - The Ritual Preparation', 'Gag Symphony' manipulates a choir of gargling, choking throats into a riveting, yet f*cking uncomfortable arra… Read more
"Digital reissue of the highly coveted classic LP by Italian noise composer/ sound visionary Maurizio Bianchi. Originally released in an extremely limited private press quantity in Italy in 1983, Endometrio showcased M.B. at his most crucial turning point, delving into the uncharted waters he aptly titled bionic music, blending unfiltered electronics with contorted sounds of the human body to compose one of the most organically beautiful ambient records to date. Copies of the original LP are practically non-existent and hard to come by, therefore making this reissue an important addition to any experimental aficionados audio library."
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 apprecia… Read more
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