2017 07 17
Velemara / HSSK / VR / Fulmar 2x tape
This double tape release was one of the slowest moving projects ever. That's why I'm so glad that after almost four years of struggling, this 4 way industrial/post mortem/power electronics/noise release is finally out! Almost 1.5 hour of sound under the main unifying theme - city. You must not be a genius to see that some of these projects are directly associated with urban motives - because of their aesthetics, albums, live performances or overall message. But truth is, I could not believe myself how good this double tape sounds and what an amazing atmosphere it creates! The best material to date, presented in four different styles. More atmospheric stuff in black tape:
Velemara - debut and only album release via Autarkeia several years back. He presents CMI-style industrial at its best. Seeing him on stage or listening to his releases, you can feel that the spirit of CMI is alive. In another country, another form, another mood, but it's here. Gloomy scenery in blind alley of the city.
HSSK - he does not appear so often with fresh releases, however the person is active in industrial scene for more than 10 years. Though you could call HSSK sounds as post-mortem, the project provides a bit different sound trip with unconventional instruments in this split while remaining loyal to himself. Darkness and desperation is here. Here you see a ray of light and here it's gone in the mist of the city.
White tape with more noisy approach:
VR - in late years, VR (Vidine Ramybe) explores skyscrapers through HNW sounds, but not in here. In this split you find primitive and raw power electronics, right where VR started years ago. And though I don't see huge buildings before my eyes while listening to these four tracks, but damn, they are so full of energy and pain.. Powerful!
Fulmar - debut record. There is not too much you can say about harsh noise, or there is too much and you can start going through all the technical details, trying to put them into one picture. Several live performances in Lithuana and recording. Searching for a shore under waves of noises. And while you are searching, all the people around you, helps you by throwing stones. Alter ego of one pretty well known Lithuanian power electronics act.
100 2x tapes. 14e
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2017 05 30
Tiese - Show CS
After 4 years with no physical releases, countless delays, changes of plans etc.
I am proud to finally present the second release of this Lithuanian duo,
consisting of Vilius (Lys) and Antanas (Gana2). They get unbelievably
better with every live show and without a doubt, this release is a huge step
forward in rough, harsh sound that Tiese builds so professionally.
They do not get involved into cheap verbal constructions, but remain true
to themselves in sound. Joy of dynamic and energizing noise just
before the summer starts. Let the Cobra bless you. C-46. 100pcs. 7e
Knurl - Phenohalasin CS
Prolific Canadian noise alchemist starts yet another harsh and noisy journey to
microworld. This album is not the one that you can of the "easy listening Knurl
with some rudiments of music". On the other hand, it's not a blind,
uncompromising brutality. Tape balances in the area that Knurl started to explore
in late years - in between anxcious thoughtfulness and shattering world.
This is euphoria, hanging in high frequences and the one you can feel physically.
It gets calmer just in rare occassions and you are thankful to your ears that
they got through it. Until the next wave of noises. Master of this release
was lying in here for far too long so I am truly sorry, but at the same time
truly happy to say "it's out". Magnificent harsh noise. C-40. 100pcs. 7e