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[31 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Aeoga – Triangle Of Nebula-Devourers & Palace For Vultunales CD

Aeoga – Triangle Of Nebula-Devourers & Palace For Vultunales CD
Aural Hypnox
Designed as a compilation, Finland-based Aural Hypnox has decided to re-release two of Aeoga‘s previous albums on one CD along with hand-crafted packaging, showcasing some solid dark ambient with industrial edges.
The first album, Triangle Of Nebula Devourers, is comprised of three expansive tracks that ooze organic and elaborate sounds. They are absolutely vast and ritualistic. The tracks are quite different front one another and feature a varied but consistent technique of cascading different movements into one another using …

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[7 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Charnel House – Voiceless Hymns C70

Charnel House – Voiceless Hymns C70
Auris Apothecary
Voiceless Hymns is essentially a compilation of instrumentalist Adam Sommers’ work before his collaboration with vocalist Priestess Hellfire over two major pieces of music – a Self-Titled album and a split with a band called Agakus. As such, it has all the charm of a demo including inconsistent recording quality, tape machine flaws and other unintended recording artifacts – necessary naivete. So these charming recordings contrast significantly with Charnel House‘s current sound.
The Self Titled side can be divided into two …

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[2 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Koufar – Lebanon For Lebanese LP

Koufar – Lebanon For Lebanese
Fusty Cunt Records
Koufar has kind of taken a back-seat to A. Chami’s other projects, lately. It is probably the most notorious of his monickers, spurring confusion and apprehension amongst outsiders because of the project’s nationalistic overtones. It’s often that his politics have become his calling card to some who have little understanding of Koufar from a musical standpoint. Moreso than Purity Of The Cedars, Lebanon For Lebanese is an unpolished shrapnel of destruction, flowing from sonic cannonballs of rhythmic scrapes and detonated with …

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[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Stone Wired ‎– Umbral Depth Of Shade CD-r

Stone Wired – Umbral Depth Of Shade
Exabyss Records
I have never heard of Stonewired before and I don’t think I would have sought them out. Sadly, many of the same maladroit artistic implementations that plagued the Voidmorf release I reviewed are present here (and I shall not go into details). This would have been a shame as Umbral Depth Of Shade is a bleak and crushing work of death industrial that covers a wide variety of styles.
The minute “Regressed Back To The State Of Primal Being” thumps in your speakers, …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Babelfishh – Writhe In The Elements EP C20

Babelfishh – Writhe In The Elements EP C20
IHAA Records
While there is an underlying hip-hop current going on here, Writhe In The Elements traverses a pretty large and almost insurmountable spectrum of sound sources, influences and composition choices. In the twenty minutes that this beast unfurls its wings and bellows foul noxious fumes, Writhe… has the touch of an artist wearing many masks but still retaining a tangible humanity – one of frustration, contempt, self-analysis, and self-ridicule – in spite of being beaten back by the elements, one that hopes …

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[8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ochu ‎– Tvärsnitt  LP

Ochu ‎– Tvärsnitt LP
Verlautbarung Label
Ochu is an experimental music group from Sweden that focuses on creating improvised instrumentation not unlike Musique Concrète. Some of it involves samples and loops while other portions revolve around rhythmic clanging and metallic scraping underneath various drones.
Obviously, this type of stuff isn’t for everybody and it could come across as a music conservatory mid-term for some. For me, it does have a concept art mystique about it, as it appeals to my visual senses and appreciation for natural elements used musically. “Der …

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[3 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Voidmorf – Beyond All The Light CD-r

Voidmorf – Beyond All The Light
Exabyss Records Bandcamp
I usually shirk away from reviewing most ambient music because I am not all that skilled at expounding on what works or doesn’t work. I can say at least that Voidmorf is comprised of several members and that they are undoubtedly proficient at creating crisp, well-produced, and pleasant sounds of cosmic ambiance to create musical structures that just sort of float along, thereby somewhat effectively achieving the nebulous vacuity of space. Beyond All The Light is not a particularly bad album …

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[1 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Offering 1_1: Noise As An Appliance

Offering 1_1: Noise As An Appliance
“Tank Killer” by Man Is The Bastard…I first heard this song in high school through borrowing a couple of Man Is The Bastard CDs from a friend. It’s a 30 or so second juggernaut from the Sum Of the Brutality Of Men album released in 1991 that combines short, fast and loud hardcore punk with warped oscillations and high end filth. While not the first to combine noise with aggressive music like hardcore and metal, they were the first band I …

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[28 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
Regosphere/Teeth Engraved split C20

Regosphere/Teeth Engraved split C20
Dumpsterscore Recordings
Dumpsterscore is back with another helping of off the beaten path heavy electronics, pairing two Pacific Northwest heavyweights on one C20. Regosphere is well known to this site as his brand of power electronics is a mesmerizing and anxiety-inducing sort, and is documented fairly well on an extensive discography. Teeth Engraved is a mostly death industrial duo that often pursues more dense and timbre-laden pathways to achieve their sound.
On “Panic Architecture”, Regosphere excels in making his sound choices distinct, yet not so self-evident …

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[12 May 2015 | No Comment | ]
TRTRKMMR ‎– Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Règne De La Terreur LP

TRTRKMMR ‎– Avec La Souillure Nous Entrons Au Règne De La Terreur LP
Iron Lung Records
From whatever bunker TRTRKMMR is hiding out in, he has chiseled out a reputation for himself as a true outsider. His splits with Dead Times and Husere Grav are very unorthodox, off the beaten path pieces of work of freak death industrial. As a former member of doom/sludge band Otesanek, you can be sure his releases have some metal influences as well.
There aren’t many records that can balance quality samples and hardware choices like …

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