A most timely reissue from the Editions Mego camp, arriving on the heels of Russell Haswell's Second Live Salvage album. This was Haswell's first solo album and collects a variety of performances captured across the globe. The album quite rightly met with great acclaim within the electronic music community upon its original release in 2002, receiving an award at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica, and these few years on sounds as fearsomely creative and challenging as it ever has. Haswell tends to get branded a sound artist, perhaps due to his involvement with installatio… Read more
Ex-Wolf Eyes man Aaron Dilloway is one noisy b*stard, and I guess that's why we love him so much. This long sold-out LP release from 2005 sees the man on top form with two tracks of hate-ridden explosive noise utilising tape loops, feedback, and featuring a picture of a woman stabbing her husband/lover on the back of the disc. A frightful sight indeed, but not something which goes in any way to describing the kind of audio assault that's carried on the disc itself, really that has to be heard to be believed. Those of you who found yourself salivating over the Carlos Giffoni and Merzb… Read more
When 330,003 Crossdressers From Beyond The Rig Veda emerged in 1996, there was, to be sure, a wee bit of head scratching, besmirched grinning and, at the end of the day, a little bit of aural indigestion for all those who worshipped at the altar of the SCG. Indeed, 330,003 is partly an ethno-surrealist take on places and forms known (Indonesian gamelan, Hollywood soundtracks, Polynesian folk, surf stylistics, sci-fi thematics) and partly a stupefying surreal ethnography of places yet to be discovered as the collective Bishop Brothers, Mssrs. Gocher an… Read more
Masami Akita infuses your surroundings with reactive ferric noise in 'Space Metalizer', his 1997 album for Alien8, now reissued on Editions Merzbow. Akita performs noise eletcronics, metals, Novation synthe rack, EMS Synthi A, audio generator, MKII filter bank, Theremaniac theremin, tapes and Moog.
*Concentrated, Bendy Acid From Computer Rave Hooligans Evol, debuting their first release for Diagonal. RIYL: Belgian Techno, Licking Batteries, Coloured Plastic Discs!* "‘Flapper That’ sees Diagonal invite EVOL — arch propagators of “computer music for hooligans” — to their own, unique establishment for a proper headshrinker of a session. Since Diagonal’s incarnation, EVOL’s hardcore aesthetic and sense of absurdity has been a key influence on the label and Powell’s DJ sets. In effect, 'Flapper That' marks a knowing gurn of respect between these mutually advanced mentalists. The two-part, 20 … Read more
*Concentrated, Bendy Acid From Computer Rave Hooligans Evol, debuting their first release for Diagonal. Housed in an incredible sleeve by Guy Featherstone, mastered and cut by Matt ‘The Alchemist’ Colton at Alchemy. RIYL: Belgian Techno, Licking Batteries, Coloured Plastic Discs!* "‘Flapper That’ sees Diagonal invite EVOL — arch propagators of “computer music for hooligans” — to their own, unique establishment for a proper headshrinker of a session. Since Diagonal’s incarnation, EVOL’s hardcore aesthetic and sense of absurdity has been a key influence on the label and Powell’s DJ sets. In effect, … Read more
*2015 Edition, originally released in 1998. Reissue of the private LP edition of 300 copies from 1981* "The pyramidal construction of these two "suites," with its intentionally brutal and grotesque deformations, elaborates on overflowing and apocalyptical collapse, dragging a completely dissolvent conception of the world and of the para-industrial sound. Bonus tracks: "Milan Bruits" from the Fix Planet! comp (Ata Tak) and the two tracks first issued on the very limited Nowhere to Play in 1981. Let M.B. be your executioner! The second in the "ArcheoMB" CD reissue series."
**Includes interview with the maestro himself** ""The Plain Truth" continues the series of reissues dedicated to the undisputed master of Italian Noise and Experimental Music. It is one of the best entries in Maurizio Bianchi's ever-growing discography. Originally released in the U.K. as a 500 copies limited edition LP by Broken Flag in 1983, the album is a strong but very accessible work where Bianchi pays his homage to the German Cosmic Couriers of the Seventies. "Dedicated to all the redeemed people", "The Plain Truth" offers two long tracks of layered synthesized sounds treate… Read more
Seriously bleak and affective M.B. sounds, recorded in 1982. Following suit with the mighty 'Regel', this one affords more melodic colour and clarity than his noisier emissions while still smothered in signature electronic distortion. The 23 minute A-side 'Mörder Unter Uns' is shockingly sore; gloomy chords rise in solemn progression from a decaying, caustic bed of abstract swirl, provoking an emotional response recalling experiences listening to all sorts from Coil to Autechre, Kareem or Lustmord. The B-side's 'Neuro Habitat' is further abstracted with almost dub-like comtrails eva… Read more
**Edition of 200 copies** Knotty modular extractions, mainly created on the Chrysalide modular synthesiser, occasionally interfaced with a computer and bass guitar. Revolves six shorter pieces around the eponymous 13 minute centrepiece, ranging from icy minimalism to raging infernos. One for fans of Russell Haswell, Zbigniew Karkowsi, Keith Fullerton Whitman.
**Edition of 200 copies** 'Beats' is a dead intriguing collection of unreleased drum machine, shortwave radio and Space Echo experiments by Hans Ludwig Jacoby, a.k.a. Boche, recorded sometime between the mid-'80s and 1991. Coming off like a rawer relation of James Dean Brown's Hypnobeat project crossed with The Conet Project, these 27 tracks were made with equipment bought from his close pal, Ho. Turner, and are practically unheard/unknown beyond his archive. It's exactly the sort of release that Entr'acte excel at, reaching beyond known borders to fill in gaps and complicate history, cycling thru myriad … Read more