Boomkat Product Review:
This 47-minute collaborative performance was broadcast live on the Californian radio station KUCI back in 1997. Lustmord's Brian Williams teamed up with Miami electronica maven Shad T. Scott, then trading under the name Metal Beast. Scott's probably best known for his Isophlux imprint, and is still very much active, releasing electro-influenced material as Gosub. Surprisingly, the beat-oriented electronics are very much present here, detaching this release from the main thread of Lustmord's contemporary doom ambient sound. You can still hear the ghoulish circuitry at work on opener 'Broadcast Frequencies Converge', but elsewhere, these darkside sound designs are overlaid with brittle IDM-style beats and slick, fluorescent synth designs. 'Phleisch' is an especially successful fusion of sinister sound effects and crunched-up drums, sounding a little like Mark Bell's beat constructions for Bjork's Homogenic album, or perhaps some of Alec Empire's late-nineties frazzled hip hop distortion. 'Heavy Manners' begins auspiciously, letting loose sinister brass emissions alongside stumbling breaks and creepy synth modulations. At ten-and-a-half minutes long, this is the most drawn-out composition in the set, but quite possibly the best too.