5.20.2015

REDROT































REDROT
"Psychiatry divine"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Farmington Hills, MI
Artist:   Ryan Oppermann
Label:  Skeletone
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Industrial       Noise








































In 2002 Ryan Oppermann created his own small label called "Skeletone Records" to make and distribute his own projects (Redrot, Klinikal Scum, Post-Mortem Junkie...) and also some few different projects. "Psychiatry divine" is the third REDROT recording and continue a musical line very similar to its precedent "Outpatient". Perhaps we can to say here the artist got a kind of sound more calm, slower and a bit close to ambient or drone landscapes. Despite this tydish approach to softer forms and sounds, the release can to be described mostly as a noise or industrial no doubt. Conceptually, the idea of fording a river with a bunch of diseased landlubbers only to reach a very heinous landfall, is pretty much a welcome bummer, if only musically. The packaging has some evocative Psychic TV or Vagina Dentata Organ aesthetics with some porcine modifications and also helps tie the release together.
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REDROT
"Outpatient"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Farmington Hills, MI
Label:  Chondritic Sound
Format:  cassette
Edition:  47 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Industrial      Noise




























ACCORDING TO THE ARTIST : REDROT = Ryan Oppermann ... paranoid ??? yes. Par for the course. honest ??? yes. Like any proper information overload unit would be. The flesh is there... throbbing beneath the womb of filth that is the Detroit underground... for far too long. Sometimes it wants to stomp all over your dancefloor... sometimes it wants to stump your brain... merely a product and a reflection of negativity ??? a product of my ongoing abuse as a struggling musician. I also happen to have paranoid schizophrenia. It means that I already carry much of my own pain and guilt. it manifests itself as your voice in my head endlessly insulting every single thing I do. Do you know that kind of misery ??? a reflection...










REVIEW :  few time ago I knew some Ryan Oppermann recordings, sincerely just "On Drowning" as REDROT and few after also another b-side projects like  Klinikal Skum or Post-Mortem Junkie. But we walk little by little because these three projects don't make the same style. This cassette entitled "Outpatient" is divided into two parts: "hospital waste" and "I wish schizophrenia was contagious". As always, many musicians see a clear relation between noise and negatives aspects of life (war, deseases, torture, etc.) my me, also al always... not at all. Anyway I sincerely like a lot this great way to use of distortion pedals, samples to usher in a frantic and clangorous arrangement of very nicely sequenced rhythmic noise which are paired with some live percussion. Crackling mixtures diffuse and snake in the background, all elements mixed really nicely, and metal scrap howling through distortion can be heard as the first part comes to a close. Not extreme harsh noise nor clear rhythmic noise neither industrial... but something near to all these elements. Another thing I like in this tape is the total absence of human vocals, nor screams neither spoken words... only "moderate" and "controlled" noise.
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5.12.2015

SIEGE OF HATE































"Animalism"
Year: 2013
Country:  Brazil
City:  Fortaleza
Label:  Gallery prod.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  28 min.
Lyrical themes:  politics , social issues
Genre:  rock
Style:     Grindcore





























Three young musicians decided in 1997 to create a grindcore band to make and follow the same steps like bands such as Napalm Death, Agathocles, Assück or Warsore. Despite its discography is not very large (five releases) the band is still active and in 2013 they recorded this album entitled "Animalism", which in my opinion is the best ever made by SIEGE OF HATE. Here we can to listen to the band playing with very good technical level, good production, sound, etc. High quality in all aspects far from than first demo, which sounded too much amateur.
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5.09.2015

HEAD BOGGLE
































"Modular demo"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Artist:  Derek Gedalecia
Label:  Blue Spectrum Tapes
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Experimental       Noise



















If you're ever going to literally judge an artist by their name, now is the time. Spectrum Spools proudly present the highly anticipated vinyl debut of Derek Gedalecia's Head Boggle project. After laying down the groundwork with releases on a stack of cassette labels, his eponymous long player is a disorienting, meticulously thunked-out manifestation of his far-reaching acoustic/electronic research; a febrile mass of sounds captured, triggered, played and edited with uncanny sleight of hand and incisive narrative vision. With a "kitchen sink" approach to composition he navigates Moogs, Harmonica, Banjo, Harpsichord, Irish Harp, EMS Synthi, Violin, Drums, Clavinet, Serge Modular, field recordings and more with the stealth of an invisible man in a hall of mirrors, eluding detection of any perceived human input through adroit misdirection and supernaturally fluid, diffuse arrangements. Barely any 2 seconds or phrases will repeat themselves; we're constantly chased down the wormhole, dissolved in pools of frothing analog tones, swilled by convulsing matrices and reconstituted in wild and alien new forms. It's surely the most enthralling, precisely complex and abstract release on this label since Bee Mask's widely celebrated 'Canzoni Dal Laboratorio Del Silenzio Cosmico' - at once succinct and deliriously rambling in the most fascinating fashion. (*NOTE = this review is from HERE ).
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"Dualmono minuetsequels"
Year:  2007
Country:  US
City:  San Francisco
Label:  Midori
Format:  cassette
Edition:  50 copies
Tracks:  2
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Experimental       Noise




























analog synth harsh noise, homemade synths and effects, field recordings, ambient, piano, acoustic instruments, strange objects, sounds, circuit bent, etc. HEAD BOGGLE started in 2006 by Derek Gedalecia from San Francisco (USA) and at date he has recorded 66 releases in different formats: CD, cassette, vinyl, mp3, etc. This one entitled "Dualmono minuetsequels" was just his debut and you will can to listen to the high creativity level of this artist. A true mountain of sounds and noise, each one on each other at get a result completly amazing and very interesting.
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4.22.2015

BLOCKHEADS

































"This world is dead"
Year:  2013
Country:  France
City:  Nancy
Label:  Relapse rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  25
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Grindcore





























A french grindcore band that formed in 1992, BLOCKHEADS toiled away long enough - and with enough gusto - to earn support slots for such genre giants as Napalm Death, Entombed, Carcass, and Obituary. The group released its first demo, Haaashaastaak, in 1993, and followed that up with the self-released full-length Last Tribes. The first of two splits came next - a 7" with Mastic Scum in 1997 (the second split in BLOCKHEADS' career, with Nostromo, would see release in 2002) -- and Blockheads released album number two (also a self-released affair) in 1998. The album and subsequent live work that the band put in paid off, and Blockheads inked a deal with label Bones Brigade. With said label the band would go on to release 2000's From Womb to Genocide and 2001's Human Parade. Festival appearances followed their recording output and success, and -- with new label Overcome leading the way -- Blockheads were ready to release album number six, Shapes of Misery, in 2006. (Chris True).
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"Shapes of misery"
Year:  2006
Country:  France
City:  Nancy
Label:  Overcome rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  20
Time:  26 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Grindcore




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BLOOD STEREO
































BLOOD STEREO
"Palatine arches"
Year:  2011
Country:  UK
City:  Brighton
Artist: Dyland Nyoukis
& Karen Constance
Label:  Beartown rec.
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic , voices
Style:     Experimental




















Brighton-based BLOOD STEREO is "Chocolate Monk Records" mogul Dylan Nyoukis and his wife Karen Constance, AKA Karen Lollypop (also of Smack Music 7, Polly Shang Kuan Band and Ceylon Mange). They use to record noise, musique concrète, field recordings, drone, ambient and other styles into the Experimental music field.
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20.SV

































"Acid vomit"
Year:  2004
Country:  Lebanon
Label:  CDP
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  17 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise      Experimental





























Since 2004 Osman Arabi run this noise project called 20.SV. In general people describes his style as a "apocapyltic noise" or "blackened noise" because there is a kind of sinister atmosphere in all tracks. At date 20.SV has recorded twelve albums all of them very recommended. Nowadays he record music under this name 20.SV and his own name (Osman Arabi) and also the name: Seeker. His musical style cotninue to be like at the beggining, a mix of "apocalyptic noise", very slow and morbid noise, sinister atmospheres, blackened landscapes and sounds which remind war, bombardements, explosions, armies, etc. Osman Arabi continues to live in Lebanon and recording music and he has recived very good critics in professional medias, in the network as in some newspaper.
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"Human genocide"
Year:  2004
Country:  Lebanon
Label:  CDP
Format:  cassette
Tracks: 1
Time:  31 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Noise      Experimental




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4.09.2015

ATARI TEENAGE RIOT






























"Delete yourself"
Year:  1997
Country:  Germany
Ciy:   Berlin
Label:  Digital Hardcore rec.
Format:  CD
Tracks:  12
Time:   46 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:     Breakcore       Digital Punk





























ATARI TEENAGE RIOT (abbreviated ATR) is a German digital hardcore group formed in Berlin in 1992. The name was taken from a Portuguese Joe song entitled "Teenage Riot" from the album "Teen-age Riot", with the word 'Atari' added as an Atari ST computer was used to create compositions. Highly political, they fused anarchist, anti-fascist and anti-nazi views with punk vocals and the newly emerging techno sound called digital hardcore, which is a term band member Alec Empire used as the name of his record label. The group was founded as an attack on the Neo-Nazi subculture by fusing hardcore punk views with German techno; it consisted of three Berliners - Alec Empire, Hanin Elias and MC Carl Crack. ATR's early releases (which included the track "Hetzjagd Auf Nazis!"/"Hunt Down the Nazis!") were surrounded by controversy in Germany.
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