Boomkat Product Review:
Ascetic House’s new vinyl series convulses Orgonon Pit’s debut mastication of ’90s industrial and IDM, finding the duo’s Jesse Allen (Migrations In Rust, Cowards) and Nick Pace (Diaphragm, Cowards) knuckling down to six tracks that sound something like a Coil, µ-Zig and Trent Reznor electronica project for the old Nothing Records/Rephlex/Warp axis.
It feels like a familiar sound that’s just crawled back up the piping as a mutated version of its original self, covered in slime and riddled with as-yet-unidentified viruses. And that’s where the difference between the ages lies - where the original ‘90s cabal were possibly limited by the possibilities of their studios and software, Orgonon Pit makes full use of the tactile, mutable functions of modern software to let everything slosh in a hyper-kinetic, hyper-detailed way that possibly would have taken a lot more equipment and hands on the desk than now.
At the front they bunker down the putrid horror film creature, Orgeist with its chattering voices and neck snapping industrial hip hop lurch, next to the scudding drillcore intricacy of The Oastrider and the whirring, late ‘90s Skam-like mechanics of Glttl Fld, which they pursue into something like the soundtrack to a club scene from an underground hackers flick with Osmic Frqncy, and check out on the Somatic Responses-like churn of Spatdergun to complete the cybernetic fantasy.