Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Visual Break No.1

We have been uploading music for a while now, so I guess we need a more visual estimulation from that. This might be the first video uploaded from many to come.
We already uploaded a Nadja album, Desire in uneasiness, great great canadian band, originally formed in 2002 in Toronto as a solo project from Aidan Baker. Now a duo, this drone-doom-ambient band needs to be seen performing live... at the brainwaves festival.


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Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 2
Nadja at the brainwaves festival Part 3

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Maldoror - She

Maldoror is Merzbow and Mike Patton. As very well known experimental artists, both made a big effort for mixing their styles in this unique album, a very good album that somehow sounds like a more perturbed Akira Yamahoka and Kenji Siratori experience, sometimes very noisy, sometimes funny (Cartoon like), sometimes just like a horror movie with a lot of static.
For everyone who likes to go to bed listening to disturbing music with the lights off...

Artist: Maldoror
Album: She
Label: Ipecac
Format: CD
Country: US
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental, Noise
Notes: Recorded at Yellowknife Studios, Tokyo, 1997


1 Butterfly Kiss (0:30)
2 Twitch Of The Death Nerve (2:17)
3 Homunculus (3:52)
4 Boutique Of 7 Taboos (1:04)
5 Snuff (3:28)
6 Baby Powder On Peach Fuzz (3:37)
7 She (3:50)
8 Cherry Blossom Inferno (1:30)
9 The Conqueror Worm (2:03)
10 Bubble Bath And A Valium (0:44)
11 The White Tears Of The Maggot (2:36)
12 Chiffon Lingerie (2:18)
13 Lullaby (She Who Must Be Obeyed) (8:17)


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Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira

This a unique and special album. The soundtrack for the Japanamation film Akira was commissioned to Geinoh Yamashirogumi, a vocal ensemble first organized in Japan in 1953. With this album, their classical/traditional/ experimental stylings were fused with modern electronics... and the results are quite impressive. Moreover, the album also incorporates quite a bit of a Balinese gamelan influence, thereby causing the merger of styles to become even more pronounced. For those interested in mergers of style, this album is essential.

The songs on the album cover the development of the Akira narrative, wherein the tragic hero, Tetsuo, is transformed into a diabolical monster by the use of mind-altering drugs and various previously latent powers, eventually to to destroyed out of necessity by his former allies. One need not be familiar with this narrative, however, to appreciate the music on the work.

Note: Please listen it, even when you don't like japanese animation.

Artist: Geinoh Yamashirogumi
Album: Akira Original Soundtrack
Label: Nektar
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 1991
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient
Notes: Composed and Conducted by Yamashiro Shoji

Sound Architect: Urata Keishi (EMU), Yamashiro Shoji

All Songs performed by Geinoh Yamashirogumi

1 Kaneda (3:10)
2 Battle Against Clown (3:36)
3 Winds Over The Neo-Tokyo (2:45)
4 Tetsuo (10:15)
5 Dolls Polyphony (2:53)
6 Shohmyoh (10:10)
7 Mutation (4:49)
8 Exodus From The Underground Fortress (3:17)
9 Illusion (13:56)
10 Requiem (14:27)


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Thursday, July 17, 2008

NON - Children of the Black Sun

On the eighth full-length album under the guise NON, Boyd Rice has created something that falls on the border of beautiful and just plain scary. Children Of The Black Sun is as bleak as the title suggests. As frightening as most classic horror film soundtracks, NON produces a perfect audio underworld for horrific creatures like vampires, demons and ghouls. A more perfect soundtrack for Nosferatu could not be imagined.

Falling somewhere between David Lynch and Anne Rice, Children Of The Black Sun is a continuous mix of black noise. The failure to break between the seven tracks makes it even more unsettling because the listener never gains a moment of silence. It doesn't help as well, when he mixes in the sound of fires burning (envision hell) and angels singing on "The Fountain Of Fortune", as well as the voice of the creepiest man on earth on "Son Of The Sun".

Children Of The Black Sun is extremely unnerving to listen to in one sitting, but saying that just proves how effective the atmosphere Rice has created is.

Artist: NON
Album: Children of the Black Sun
Label: Mute U.S.
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: August 20, 2002
Genre: Industrial
Style: Industrial, Noise, Dark Ambient, Neo Folk


1. Arka
2. Black Sun
3. Serpent Of The Heavens
4. Serpent Of The Abyss
5. The Underground Stream
6. The Fountain Of Fortune
7. Son Of The Sun

NON - Children of the Black Sun

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pyramids - Pyramids

t starts in the upper atmosphere, in that rarefied air where silence sings and time is little more than an abstraction. As it makes its way down through the tree line, to sea level, to the ear canals, elliptical windows and auditory nerves of the great unwashed, the shapes begin to shift. The sine waves become more distinct: swarming, swirling guitars, drums like a churning steam press, a chorus of celestial voices. Instruments collude and collide in a roiling shoal and then dissipate, leaving a cavernous hole, a ghost town, the vestiges and echoes of a brief terrestrial existence. Out in Denton and “other parts of the country”, where seemingly mild psychotropic disturbances can have vast and sinister implications for certain elements within the local populaces, Pyramids conjure the cacophonies of the great unknown, one song at a time.

Artist: Pyramids
Album: Pyramids
Label: Hydra Head
Format: LP
Country: USA
Released: 2008
Genre: Metal
Style: Post Metal, Experimental, Ambient, Dark Ambient, Shoegaze, Abstract

Track Listing:

CD 1:

  1. Sleds (3:12)
  2. Igloo (3:19)
  3. The Echo of Something Lovely (3:23)
  4. End Resolve (3:44)
  5. Hellmonk (3:16)
  6. This House is Like Any Other World (3:03)
  7. Hillary (3:18)
  8. Ghost (3:30)
  9. Monks (2:31)
  10. 1, 2, 3 (2:35)
CD 2: Remixes
  1. The Echo of Something Lovely [Toby Driver/Ted Parsons/Colin Marston] (5:34)
  2. 1, 2, 3 [James Plotkin] (4:30)
  3. The Echo of Something Lovely [Jesu] (6:18)
  4. Sleds [loveliescrushing] (3:49)
  5. Ghost [Birchville Cat Motel] (9:54)
  6. Sleds [Blut Aus Nord] (3:35)
  7. The Echo of Something Lovely [James Plotkin] (3:15)
  8. The Echo of Something Lovely [lovesliescrushing] (3:27)
Pyramids - Pyramids

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Voice Crack - Below Beyond and Above

Voice Crack is the duo of Swiss musicians Andy Guhl (percussion and bass) and Norbert Moeslang (reeds) who make music with broken objects found in garbage cans (with a peculiar passion for electronic devices such as radios and calculators). The way these objects are played is often "random", meaning that the two "composers" introduce rules to let chance create the sounds that are then recorded.
Above average experimental instrospection, below perfection and way beyond imagination.
You should check this one for sure.

Artist: Voice Crack
Album: Below Beyond Above
Label: Uhlang Produktion
Format: CD, Album
Country: Switzerland
Released: 1998
Genre: Electronic, Jazz
Style: Abstract, Free Improvisation, Experimental
Credits: Artwork By - Alex Hanimann
Artwork By [Coverdesign] - Tabea Guhl
Electronics [Cracked Everyday Electronics], Music By - Andy Guhl , Norbert Möslang
Mixed By - Voice Crack
Recorded By - Pierre Bendel
Notes: Recorded at Zack Studio, St. Gallen, Switzerland Oct. 6, 1997.

1 Without Black (7:23)
2 With A Hint Of Yellow (10:12)
3 Without Green (6:02)
4 Without A Touch Of Red (7:38)
5 Without Blue (4:13)
6 With A Shot Of Pink (6:26)


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Friday, July 11, 2008

Passenger of Shit - Shit is Harder than Penis

Passenger of shit is speedcore/breakcore/digital hardcore, very loud and fast, 20 minutes of noisy coproregurgitatedfecalejaculation-core chaos, and if you're thinking that 20 minutes are not going to be good enough for you, think it twice, because 20 minutes can be a massive headache for most of people.
Passenger of shit is the most "easy listening" project from the SHITWANK label by the way.
As requested, passenger of shit, hope you like it.

Artist: Passenger of shit
Album: Shit is harder than penis
Label: System Corrupt
Format: Vinyl, 12", EP
Country: Australia
Released: May 2004
Genre: Electronic
Style: Speedcore, Hardcore, Experimental


A1 Bash My Intestines Up My Anus
A2 Terd Wanker
A3 Poo Cock In My Anus
A4 Eat My Dick Vomit
A5 Eating Worms Off My Shit
A6 Untitled
Featuring - Rizili
B1 Suck My Fucking Diarrhea
B2 Love
Featuring - Blue Pony
B3 Shit Fucking My Vagina
Featuring - Blue Pony
B4 Likking My Sperm Off A Pigs Cunt
B5 Stupid Trendy Funk Pooo
B6 Untitled
Featuring - K. Thorburn* , Rizili


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Monday, July 7, 2008

Aghast (Nor) - Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis

Sometimes I randomly acquire metal (or what could at least tangentially be considered "metal" albums), without ever having heard anything about the artist beforehand. Of the four or five times I have used this method in the past, disappointment always followed, not because of my unwillingness to absorb new genres or methods of presentation, but because the products in question (all of which are reviewed in this archive) were mediocre at worst or average at best. The one exception to this trend, at least in my experience, has been Aghast's Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis, which is more than likely the most haunting and immersive ambient album to come across these ears.

There is a small group of albums I own that I use to submerse me into the dream world at night, that is to say, regardless of how energetic or tired I am at any given time, and no matter my mood or general disposition, these albums will almost always help me to fall asleep within 15 minutes. While some would say that any album which possesses this tranquillising quality must surely be boring (for it IS sleep-inducing), there is quite a difference between an album which bores one to sleep, and one which inspires wildly incredible dreams and thoughts. Every time I listen to this album at night, I have dreams which can be classified as memorable, at the very least, to report the next morning. Furthermore, the other reason why this album cannot be considered snore-inducing is because when one listens to it (and devotes full attention to it) while fully awake, a state of near-hypnosis is induced - consciousness is retained, but thoughts become somewhat amorphous, and should someone enter the room and startle you, you will feel as though you have been yanked from a different place, as though you have been interrupted from an engagement in a different space, even though you have not actually travelled anywhere.

The music itself is perhaps the pinnacle of minimalism - sure, the term has been used to describe other landmark albums such as Beherit's Drawing Down the Moon or Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger, but those albums, by comparison, involve a flurry and multitude of activity which is simply not to be found here. No, Aghast has here chosen to rely on a few synthesizer notes per track, with the occasional vocal passage that exists solely to add to the ambiance, not to distract the listener with lyrics or any word-based message. There are hundreds of albums that are somewhat comparable to Hexerei, as anyone with a creepy basement and a synthesizer can compose their own spooky "masterwork", but what separates this one from the rubbish is the masterful sense of atmosphere which on every track evokes imagery of ancient rituals, of desolation, of fear, and generally of pure evil.

I do believe that every human being (with the exception of those that are chemically imbalanced or otherwise defective) has the capability of discerning right from wrong, in various forms, and from an aural perspective, Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis must truly rank as one of the most engrossing, haunting and evil albums ever recorded. - Metal Archives

Track List
3.Enter the Hall of Ice05:02
4.Call From the Grave06:03
6.The Darkest Desire05:12
7.Das Irrlicht03:58

Aghast (Nor) - Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ash Pool - Genital Tomb

Black metal with a 'normal' metal feel to much of it - indeed, at one point in opener "Lascivious Tyranny" there's an Urge Overkill-style riff progression, and closer "Dragged Down the Cobblestones" intros with a muscular Danzig posturing, or even (shudder) a Misfits one. The necessary BM screams are there and the middle two songs are more dangerously dark and fierce (along with parts of the other two). As for lyrical content, well, the seeming misogyny appears less sexual and more symbolically brutal (and who can determine what's being sung in BM if you aren't perusing the lyrics as you listen?). I've never wanted to burn churches or worship the horned one while consuming this brand of music and I'm in no mood to start pulling a Jimmy Page with whip and valise while listening to Genital Tomb so subliminal influence is out the window. The demo quality makes it sound rougher than it actually is; all-in-all it's probably good to have around for aggression dispersal. No, not really bad at all. Plus, it's Prurient for fuck sakes! DOWNLOAD NOW!

Track list:

A1Lascivious Tyranny4:56
A2Demolishing Obsession5:48
B1First Rape4:47
B2Dragged Down the Cobblestones4:39

Ash Pool - Genital Tomb

Zandoz Corp. - Suffocating Egos

I know ZandoS Corp. from lastfm and I have to say that I was impressed with this excelent release. The first impression was: "breakcore", more gabber kicks and amen breaks with the monotonous sound of the Praxis style, but that notion changed after the first couple of seconds of the first track, no, Zandos Corp. is also and IDM work by definition, he ranges from glitched beats emulating organic rhythms to industrial breakbeats within the complex drill and bass structure, some nice noise and abstract melodic progressions as well, yes, melodic noise with subtle greatness.
A 100% brazilian solo project by Adriano Machado.

Hope you enjoy it, also visit his myspace profile for more info: http://www.myspace.com/zandozcorp

ZandoS Corp. - Suffocating Egos

K.K. Null - Extasy Of Zero-G Sex

KK. Null (born Kazuyuki Kishino in Tokyo) is an experimental multi-instrumentalist. He began as a guitarist, but soon added composer, singer, electronic, drummer to his list of talents, and also studied Butoh dancing.

Null joined the noise/progressive rock band Ybo2 in 1984, issuing several albums and EPs throughout the remainder of the decade. Later he started to more bands, such as Absolute Null Punkt (aka ANP) and his most well known one, the self-described “progressive hardcore trio” Zeni Geva. From that point he also produced albums for other artists, created his own record label (Nux Organization), and played live and collaboration albums with many other musicians, including John Zorn, Yona-Kit, Steve Albini, Boredoms, Seiichi Yamamoto, Jim O’Rourke, Merzbow, Fred Frith, James Plotkin, Keiji Haino, Otomo Yoshihide, Jon Rose, Atau Tanaka, Zbigniew Karkowski, Z’EV, Alexei Borisov. Noisegate and Philip Samartzis, as well as supporting such artists as Sonic Youth and Mike Patton on tour. Altogether Null has released more than 100 albums. In 2004 he restarted ANP and in 2006 they released their first studio album in 20 years.

This album should not be experienced as a noise project but as a highly experimental work which is said was done without drum machine, keyboard or computers.

Locked loops, drone progressions, sonic intrinsic formations, various string instruments, and that japanese folkloric flavor somehow mixed into those sometimes glitched and bizarre sounds. I hope you get to enjoy K.K. Null for what it is.

Artist: K.K. Null
Album: Extasy Of Zero-G Sex
Label: Vinyl Communications
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 1998
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Experimental
Credits: Artwork By [Photograms] - Martin Depedro
Guitar, Voice, Performer [Nullsonic] - Kazuyuki K. Null*


1 O-01 (4:33)
2 M-01 (5:41)
3 N-02 (4:06)
4 T-05 (2:08)
5 W-01 (3:03)
6 X-02 (4:27)
7 J-01 (3:27)
8 V-02 (7:01)
9 W-02 (3:45)
10 Y-05 (6:08)


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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Nest - Nest

Nest is the collaborative project of Otto Totland (Deaf Center / Type Records) and Huw Roberts (Serein). The two started working together after forging a strong friendship as former members of the Miasmah label. This self-titled EP is their first work publicly released, so it is a great honour that we are able to offer it to you here.

Both pianists, there is little wonder that after exploring a plethora of musical styles, the two find themselves most at home writing traditionally structured pieces, with the ivories a major element throughout. The EP demonstrates clearly the innate ability the two have for song writing, borrowing from the world of film soundtracks and contemporary classical composers to craft delicate instrumental compositions.

Alongside their favoured instrument can be variously heard the plucked strings of the Welsh harp, violins, woodwind instruments, field recordings, percussion and a heady dose of mind wobbling effects. From the time Nest began writing together, one purpose was clear; to produce beautiful music free of pretense, and they do it exceptionally well.

Artist: Nest
Album: Nest
Label: Serein
Format: CDr, EP, Limited Edition, Jewel Case
Country: UK
Released: Jul 2007
Genre: Electronic
Style: Modern Classical, Ambient
Notes: Limited to 50 copies.


1 Lodge (3:57)
2 Kyoto (5:28)
3 Marefjellet (4:46)
4 Charlotte (4:46)
5 Cad Goddeu (4:18)
6 Trans Siberian (4:34)


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