Boomkat Product Review:
Philadelphia native and arch noise provocateur M Ax Noi Mach, aka Robert Francisco, releases On The Edge; his first full length LP in six years, on Alter.
"Recorded once again with the help of Arthur Rizk (Prurient, Power Trip, Cold World, etc) at Salomons Gate in 2014, this new record chronicles some of M Ax Noi Mach’s heaviest, most intense recordings to date; their minimal, bare immediacy comes from primal desires brought to a boiling point in the US city he calls home.
Musical touchestones on this 8-track album move from Nurse With Wound through Prurient and SPK. It’s an unholy, clamorous din spewed up from the bowelsof hell. It’s the industrial trepanning of your psyche. The crunchy distortion of ‘Walkign at Night’, album highlight ‘Second Glance’ and ‘Indulgence’, deal in anguished, hateful vocals - with words spat out like flames of fury. Then there’s the relentlessly abrasive drone of ‘Surrounded’, the muted, glossolalia-like mutterings of ‘American Child’ and the warped synth poetics of ‘White Heat’; all in all, a visceral, brutal record that absolutely refuses to let up.”