**Desiccated post-hardcore punk by members of Bone Awl for BEB** "Privacy is the new album by Raspberry Bulbs. Their second full-length offering for Blackest Ever Black, following 2013’s Deformed Worship, Privacy is a defence of the anti-social, the secretive, and the inward-looking; a call to resist the contemporary obsession with “connection”, exhibitionism and peer approval, and to claw back ownership of the self. It’s only then that the real battles begin. Raspberry Bulbs is the invention of visual artist and musician Marco del Rio, who, under the guise of He Who Crushes Teeth, co-founde… Read more
Debut full length of bloodied noise deliverance from deep underground. Bruising, masticated and uttery disgusting. "Philosophies of war and love burn in the cauldron of mythology. Trade one power for another but be warned that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Includes tracks from Rumbala (Hospital 2007), the infamous cassette that started it all." For fans of Militia, Grey Wolves, Darius Danesh, Pal, Steps, Esplendor Geometrico.
Wolf Eyes howl into the abyss on a 2007 release. A mire of sepulchral tape sludge and slave wails in a slow motion inferno.
Hospital Productions' infamous in-house engineer, Kris Lapke runs the gamut of distorto-techno and depraved power-noise on a brobdingnagian return as Alberich following his Bronze Age operations for Bed Of Nails. If you were left panting for more beats after the tease of his 'NATO-Uniformen' set or wanted more noise on your beats after the Bronze Age 12", this is exactly what we were all looking for. The two untitled bits cleanse the palette like a hydrochloric earwash before 'Rumbala' takes hold with the sort of napalmed noise rhythms that makes the current noise techno… Read more
Brutal noise malevolence from Hospital Productions' in-house engineer. Kris Lapke wields a meaty axe in a maelstrom of redlining distortion punctuated by the odd moment of ambient solace and including one cut of pounding drum machine experiments. The corporeal concerns of 'Body' manifest as howling, visceral, impenetrable noise onslaughts with a shocking ambient descent buried in the third part whereas the numerous sections of 'Heat Death' display some of his gnarliest guitar work since the Northern Cross releases with Geoff Mullen, apart from the closing oddity, a fur… 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'.
*Rippin' hardcore punk with gothic tendencies (just don't call it black metal), fresh outta NYC on BEB. Includes 22" x 11" fold out liner notes* "Since debut LP Nature Tries Again (Hospital Productions, 2011) RB has grown from the solo project of M. del Rio (HWCT from Bone Awl) into a five-piece of extraordinary force and focus. The first studio version of Deformed Worship was scrapped, and its songs re-recorded by the band on cassette 8-track in November 2012, before being mixed and mastered by Kris Lapke. Raspberry Bulbs defies the constraints of classification but is often mistakenly labelled as a black metal band. It is not a black metal band."
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
**Desiccated post-hardcore punk by members of Bone Awl for BEB** "Privacy is the new album by Raspberry Bulbs. Their second full-length offering for Blackest Ever Black, following 2013’s Deformed Worship, Privacy is a defence of the anti-social, the secretive, and the inward-looking; a call to resist the contemporary obsession with “connection”, exhibitionism and peer approval, and to claw back ownership of the self. It’s only then that the real battles begin. Raspberry Bulbs is the invention of visual artist and musician Marco del Rio, who, under the guise of He Who Crushes Teeth, co-fo… Read more
**Excellent debut of compellingly visceral new composition by Greek composer for ace new imprint, Holotype Editions. RIYL Reinhold Friedl or Iancu Dumitrescu** "[herewith] is Danae Stefanou’s first full-length solo piano release. The album centers around the tactile exploration of the piano interior as a sonorous surface, and as a resonant chamber. The resultant eight tracks, at times sharp and abrasive, at others densely immersive, aim to convey a physical sense of listening to the piano “from the inside”, rather than upkeeping the convention of appreciating the performance “from a distanc… Read more
Damn, Anòmia do it again, pulling out some proper tricks from behind the ear of Minneapolis' Eric Frye after aces by NMO, Helmer and Veiled in 2014. Manning a hybrid analog/digital modular synthesizer coupled with some software synthesis, Frye presents a suite of uncompromising, fractured electronics at once recalling the spattered tangle of Keith Fullerton Whitman's recent generations, the chess-like stratagem of Rene Hell and the incisive freakiness of Florian Hecker with twelve pieces ranging in scale from super-sparse 4 minutes of spasmodic bleeps to staccato rhythm blatz and deviant miniatures. ACE.
**Gatefold jacket with 180g vinyl** Peerless noise fiends William Bennett and Reinhold Friedl engage their 2nd session of Whitehouse performed by Zeitkratzer ensemble, and right in time for Christmas, too! Following on from Zeitkratzer's acclaimed 'Whitehouse Electronics' (2000) CD, the esteemed ensemble - counting some of European avant-garde's most skilled players - tackle a further five Whitehouse "classics" in unplugged mode, including an unheimlich guest vocal from the Mr. Bennett himself in the 12 minute version of 'Daddo'. The results get right under t… Read more