12.08.2014

INSTINCT CONTROL



















"Part No."
Year:  2012
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Artist:   Ryan T. Dunn
Label:  Lisentric rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise     Circuit Bending






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https://ia902706.us.archive.org/33/items/instinctcontr-2014/cover.jpg"Internal Logic"
Year:    2011
Country:    US
City:    Chicago
Label:    Lisentric rec.
Artist:    Ryan T. Dunn
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:    22 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:       Noise        Circuit Bending


























Ryan T. Dunn is a Chicago based audio / visual artist since early 2003 and founder of "Liscentric Records" in 2005. Recorded and released for an INSTINCT CONTROL NYC visit as part of the separately sold two disc set Internal Logic / External Notion. A only one track of 22 minutes but full of changes of intensity, texture, volume, distortion and a long list of really little noise result to experiment with circuit bending and other technical resources. Abstract circuit bending: he builds his Own "alien" instruments and this is an insightful recording on the subject of circuit bending, an art based on the modification of existing electronic circuits in order to unveil hidden features within them, specifically related to sonic output. The result can to evolution to the extremes, a great succes or a horrible failure.
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11.04.2014

MAQUINA






















"Why?"
Year:  1970
Country:  Catalonia  (Spain)
City:  Barcelona
Label:  Als 4 Vents
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  6
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Prog Rock




























Máquina van començar en una comuna hippy, gairebé jugant i sent la banda d'acompanyament de Jaume Sisa, però allò va durar poc i Máquina es van convertir en un referent pel que fa a rock progressiu a Catalunya. Aquest tema es trobava en el seu primer LP titulat "Why?" i publicat l'any 1970 a través del segell Els 4 Vents, un disc conegut popularment com "El del croissan". La història del grup podem dir que s'inicia quan Jordi Batiste i el seu germà abandonen Els 3 Tambors en desfer-se. Albert formaria Música Dispersa mentre que el seu germà Jordi Batiste (cantant i guitarra) es dedica a acompanyar gent del Grup de Folk i artistes del segell, finalment i al costat d'Enric Herrera a l'òrgan i Luigi Cabanach (guitarra) decideixen crear l'any 1968 un grup de rock progressiu i sorgeix Máquina. s'incorporen José María Vilaseca conegut com Tapi (bateria) i José María París (guitarra). La veritat és que "Why?" És un disc espontani, París no hi havia ni assajat amb el grup, es van trobar en l'estudi i sorgeixen temes com el que dóna títol que va tenir dues llargues parts, tot pura improvisació. També hem de reconèixer que la tasca del cantant va ser més aviat anecdòtica. Aquest tema que per moments ens porta reminiscències del clàssic de jazz "Take Fiver", va ser una composició de José  María París que la va aportar al segon dia d'enregistrament i bàsicament també és una improvisació sobre unes pautes rítmiques i riffs de guitarra. Jordi Batiste deixa Máquina per incorporar-se a la mili. Comencen els canvis en un grup que passa a ser liderat per Enric Herrera i després de la marxa de París i Cabanach entren Carlos Benavent (baix), Emili Baleriola (guitarres) i Salvador Font (bateria) que venien del grup Crac, al costat de Peter Rohr al saxo i l'austríac Hubert Grilleberger a la trompeta i el cantant Teddy Ruster que creiem que venia de The Brisk. Aquesta formació gravaria el segon disc "Màquina en directe" que va veure la llum l'any 1972 en el qual també va col·laborar Jordi Batiste que posteriorment crearia Ia i Batiste i també gravaria en solitari creant Els Miralls de Dylan amb Gerard Quintana. Màquina es desfà i cadascun dels components comença projectes individuals, Tapi crearia Tapiman, tocaria amb Lone Star i moriria l'any 1994, Enric Herrera fundaria l'Aula de Música de Barcelona mentre que Peter Rohr s'uneix a Lucky Guri per gravar un disc impressionant que hem escoltat al programa, Carlos Benavent grava pel seu compte i es converteix en músic d'acompanyament de Paco de Lucía i Emili Baleriola té una interessant carrera en solitari i va formar part de Esqueixada Sniff, la Orquestra Platería, va col·laborar amb Jaume Sisa i Albert Pla, a part de Música Urbana, la Orquestra Mirasol i Gato Pérez. El 31 de gener de 2004 Màquina torna amb un concert a la Sala As de Copes de Granollers, però el grup només l'integren dos dels seus fundadors Jordi Batiste (veu, baix) i Luigi Cabanach (guitarra), juntament amb Toni Saigi (teclats ) i Quim Vilaplana (bateria), encara que en els concerts que van realitzar, no masses, també va participar Emili Baleriola. Mario (a la foto amb Ia i Batiste) va descobrir a Màquina en un concert, un matinal, realitzat al Tobogan, a la plaça Reial, a Barcelona, que comptava amb el suport de Radio Juventud la Voz de Cataluña.
(*NOTE: this review is an extract from HERE ).
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11.02.2014

KRIMINAALISET METSÄNHALTIJAT

























https://ia601002.us.archive.org/16/items/KRIMINAALISETMETSNHALTIJAT/kriminal.jpg"Fuck your PE"
Year:  2010
Country:  Sweden
Label:  Nihilist rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  5
Time:  35 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues , politics
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise     Spoken Words






























Anarcho / Noise project on the bones of SPK and THROBBING GRISTLE through the prism of harsh-noise and Finnish hardcore-punk. Diffused synth hiss, pretentious harsh-noise arcades, crispy scurfy hateful power-electronics. Another spit into the face of rotten society and shitty system. There were a few closed gigs. Also, loads of recordings were made. Most of them have been destroyed. Some parts of tapes full of piss and vinegar have just been lost or erased during terrible hangovers. All that have been saved - works from 1997 and later. Those are sounds recorded on our 4-track. The sounds of sick buzz in our heads. Torn apart sheets of iron and stone walls of slaughterhouses spattered with blood. This is the shit rubbed in the silk white sheets of modern industrial. This is the true old-school noise! No modern bullshit and nazi crap!
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https://ia801404.us.archive.org/29/items/PowerElectronics-2009/cover.jpeg "Koskemattomuus"
Year:  2009
Country: 
Label:  BloodLust
Format:  CD
Tracks:  7
Time:  23 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Harsh Noise



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"Anarkkia, kaaos, maailmanloppu!"
Year:  2008
Country:  Sweden
Label:  Triangle
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  8
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise     Spoken Words





























Frankly, I know very few about this project and specially about this release here. I just know it was recorded in live in somewhere of Finland and after distributed by russian label "Triangle Records", first edition in cassette format and after in mini-CD format.
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https://ia802605.us.archive.org/32/items/kriminaaliset-2009/kriminal.jpg "Minä rangaistan loukkaajaa!"
Year:  2007
Country:  Finland
Label:  Triangle rec.
Format:  CD
Edition:  120 copies
Tracks:  8
Time:  24 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:   Harsh Noise







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10.28.2014

ZETMECH


















"Otorrhea"
Year:  2014
Country:  Denmark
City:  Odense
Artist:  Johnny V. Caltalot
Label:  Braincorp rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  62 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Rhythmic Noise




























Rhythmic Techno Noise solo-artist from Odense, Denmark. Origins from 2007. Released 5 albums now (5th album is now announced and is now available, see down below!); "When 8-bit Meets the Element" (Dark Trance/Dance, released 2009-2010. Free download HERE ). "Plus Plus Ultra", (Techno Industrial/New School Industrial, released 2011. Buy it here: *Currently down, I'm working to get it up again*) "Actments of War", (Techno Industrial/Rhythmic Noise, released 2011-2012. Buy it here: *Currently down, I'm working to get it up again*) and "Otorrhea". (Rhythmic Noise/Industrial Noize, released 2013. Buy it HERE ) "L_R - A Collection of Projects Between 2010-2014" (Rhythmic Noise/Power Noise/Glitch, April 2014, Pay what you want: HERE ). Also featured on the compilation, "Cyberworld XX" back in 2012. You can buy it HERE .
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CONVERTER





















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"Exit ritual"
Year: 2003
Country: US
City: Seattle
Artist: Scott Sturgis
Label: Ant-zen
Format: CD
Tracks: 10
Time: 62 min.
Genre: electronic
Style:  Rhythmic Noise






























"Exit Ritual"? Not "Shock Front" or "Blast Furnace"? No, this is the best thing CONVERTER has ever produced, "Ant-Zen Records" has ever released and rhythmic noise has ever given birth to. It’s a very experimental and original album, occasionally creeping up to the precipice of ambient, drone or industrial, but never slipping over the edge. It plays with your emotions, starting off atmospheric and meditative (Drone Ritual), becoming fairly aggressive (Nightmare Machine), moving into a relaxing, tribal space (Gateway Rite), then grabs you and drags you into a pit of madness (Night Swallows Day). Sturgis was apparently taking a Llot of drugs when he made this, and it shows. Not in a pretentious psychedelic way, but in a more schizophrenic and chilling way. I first listened to this album while suffering heavy sleep deprivation on a train through crumbling East German towns, and it seriously wrecked my head, which few albums can do. This is as good as it gets. Essential in its genre.
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CONVERTER + AMBASSADOR 21
Year:  2010
Country:  US , Belarus
City:  Seattle , Minsk
Label:  Invasion Wreck Chords
Format:  CD
Edition:  21 copies
Tracks:  6
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:      Rhythmic Noise


























Scott Sturgis is a Seattle, USA-based music producer, best known for his power noise / rhythmic noise project CONVERTER. The harsh and distorted sounds of CONVERTER were influenced by noise music and artists featured on the Ant-Zen record label. He has since released material on both Ant-Zen and its imprint label "Hymen Records". Sturgis was involved with electro-industrial band Pain Station when he began work on Converter as a side-project in March 1998. Sturgis has since been quoted as saying "Both projects are pretty equal in my eyes and neither one takes precedence over the other right now. Of course, if you ask me which project is more fun to work on, I'd tell you it's Converter." Up until Exit Ritual (made on a Roland MC-909), Sturgis used only an Ensoniq ASR-10 keyboard/sampler to produce music. Sturgis has also worked under the aliases DBS, Notime, and Lowness. Despite CONVERTER has nothing to do with the musical origins of Ambassador 21 (more punk and hardcore oriented) both projects decided to make an EP together, with the same track as a base, but with several remixes. There were also different releseas, but the more luxe, with an artwork more detailled was this one (see here below the pics).
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Picture of Converter — Infest 2005, Bradford UK. Horseyphobia.








































































10.27.2014

IGOR KRUTOGOLOV


















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"Muzika elektronica"
Year:  2005
Country:  Israel
City:  Tel Aviv
Label:  Esc rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  9
Time:  64 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:      Rhythmic Noise
Experimental      Broken Beats



























IGOR KRUTOGOLOV is an experimental multi-instrumentalist and composer from Tel Aviv, Israel. He founded the Klezmer trio Kruzenshtern & Parohod and Igor Krutogolov Karate Band (a mini big band plays grind-core, black metal, rock-n-roll and tango on toy instruments). He also frequently collaborated with Chaos As Shelter, Tidal and Agnivolok as well as various other projects in genres ranging from ambient to improvisation to harsh noise.










"Muzika Elektronica" is a solo release. "Muzika Elektronica" is clearly noise oriented and built using an instrumentarium of drums, washing machine, bass (with cello bow), drum machine and voices. Loud eruptions of distorted sounds with an incredible detailed structure leave just the right amount of breathing room in the form of slow (delicious) bass driven beats and quiet, melodical passages.
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10.07.2014

KEVIN SANDERS
























PETALS
"Sense or nation"
Year:   2013
Country:   UK
City:   Bath
Artist:   Kevin Sanders
Label:  Hairdryer Excommunication
Format:  net
Tracks:  3
Time:   21 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:    Noise    Ambient    Drone

























Since 2008 the experimentalist musician Kevin Sanders has recorded different works under the name of PETALS . With PETALS and until date he has recorded exactly 10 albums and 3 ep´s, most of them throught his own independent label "Hairdryer Excommunication" or another labels like "Beartown Records", "Striate Cortex Records" or "Afternoons Modeling". His musical style has several changes it depend of the album, but almost always there are two common points: drone and noise. There is some album noisier but I choose this one because I think that pretty much sums up the formula of the artist. "Caress (and care less)" consists of a single, unique and long track (over 20 minutes) in which the noise is very moderate and content, and there are constant effects and sounds reminiscent of the typical ambient and drone landscapes. The sound and noise here conveys a sense of total absence of hurry or stress, but on the contrary, conveys a sense that induces calm, quiet and reflection. Very good impression my first contact with PETALS.
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