In light of the last copy of this CDr being sold, here it is for download.
Heartstrung - Suppression/Denial/Defeat CDr - RB-094
In the world of harsh walls, this Virginia duo bring a ridiculously fresh new half hour of mistreatment like a ton of bricks onto your skull. Although the group is extremely diverse in their performances, this release is meant for pure annihilation. These thick walls do move, but only while scraping your face with shovels in the process. This release is quite unique for the genre it falls into, but in some unexplainable way. You will discover why on your own.
Both artists riff-off elements of classic ambient Krautrock, amongst other inspirations, employing circuit-bending improv, experimental electronics and samples, as well as echoes of industrial noise, space-hop, tape-glitch and loop-drones. There is a synthesis of styles between White Dog and Pregnant Spore that constantly veers between the various musical borderlines, to create something unique, eclectic and weirdly unclassifiable, in this combined missive from the surreal, cosmic outer limits. The music is immediately attractive, with an assortment of styles and influences, but there are harsher, more challenging elements mixed in, to offset any listener nonchalance - a lot of the sounds are funnelled through, or accompanied by, an askew noise generator with discordant glitches, static, hiss and rumble.
Note: as all of the tracks segue into one another, on both sides, its hard to tell where one track starts and another ends, and the cassette cartridge isn't clearly marked, so unfortunately I wasn't able to definitively differentiate which side was by White Dog and the other by Pregnant Spore. In a way, it doesn't really matter, as they are very close in terms of musical generation, and just adds to the over-all enigmatic atmosphere of this release.
Side 1: (which I think is White Dog)
This first section incorporates Forbidden Planet/Louis & Bebe Barron type ambient electronics, blended in with the submerged echoes of a Victorian industrial machine churning away. Then we have Radiophonic Workshop/Space Invaders type bleeps and blurps, all mixed into the constant refrain of what sounds like a space-leviathan waking and yawning, in the background. Next, a syncopated beat takes over and takes us on a space-disco journey past the stars. A lot of these cosmic sounds are redolent of 60's/70's synthesiser/Moog electronics, though tempered by more post-modern, experimental elements and noise.
What seems like the second track on this side is made up from a dense strata of electronic samples, with faint vagaries of distant children's voices all overlaid with a cyber-machine wave-form, undulating in and out, which gradually subsumes everything else as it builds and throbs. This is straight out of a classic, 1970's science fiction film soundtrack. One is also reminded of similar ghostly nostalgia-reveries from the likes of Boards of Canada, though this is less melodious or 'pleasant' and seems less playful than that; it is more epic, austere and inhuman, creating a subtly unnerving tension and hence being closer, perhaps, to classic ambient Throbbing Gristle, or similar.
One strand starts off with what sounds like mutant crickets, chirping away, then phasing into a kind of soft drum & base beat, which reaches a crescendo of high-end hiss and then feeds into a dust-laden needle stuck in a groove. This transforms into robotic underwater voices, plus synthesiser-glitch, with deteriorated radio samples gradually coming to the fore, then the stuck groove again. Finally we come full circle, as the strange, squeaky insect banter creeps back, with all of these tendrils flowing in and out of each other, amongst a plethora of other bizarre sounds and rhythms, creating a circular template of shifting, deep sound, which constantly surprises and fascinates.
One side is the more 'ambient' of the two, with the other being more 'hyper-kinetic', but perhaps this is a simplification, as both artists veer between a variety of experimental modes, and have created, with this combined release, a beautifully mysterious and hypnotic spell from the inner-space landscape of weird, alien life-forms and galaxy-wide depths. This music is very visual and could easily accompany, to wonderful effect, an independent, avant-garde science fiction film. But, ultimately, an external translation through imagery would be unnecessary, as both of these artists, with their compelling retro-futuristic space-noise, utilise, amongst other talents, their cinematic sensibilities to conjure up an uncanny, cosmic landscape for our minds eye.
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Pregnant Spore/Baculum - split 2xc10 (Phage)
Pregnant Spore/Baculum - split 2xc10 (Phage)
ACID POLICE ETERNAL VOLUME 2
IS NOW READY FOR DOWNLOADING
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- 2. Cheapmachines - Fluke (5:05)
- 3. Dull - Sounds From Pluto (3:27)
- 4. Moscow Wires - We've Given Up On Space (5:55)
- 5. Endometrium Cuntplow - A Pain Never Understood [Reverse_Mix] (5:37)
- 6. False Flag - So Who Can The People Turn To For Solutions? (2:09)
- 7. Subterrestrial - Universal Mind (7:00)
- 8. Fimmtiu Og Einn - Wisdom Tooth Cock Ring (2:03)
- 9. Vagina* - U.F.O. (4:02)
- 10. Inappropriate King Live - Skeleton Babies (5:34)
- 11. The Uh... - The Cinder Lady (3:39)
- 12. Buildings And Mountains - Underwater (10:09)
- 13. Dementia And Hope Trails - Scorched Winter (2:40)
- 14. Pregnant Spore - Movies Like Memories Like Tsunamis (Live @ Candle Haus/Rainbow Bridge Fest II) (11:32)
- 15. Panther Modern - The Prophecies Of The Shadow (10:03)
- 16. ~MYSTERIOUSLY MISSING~ (0:00)
- 17. Widow's Bath - Weakling (23:22)
- 18. Youthful Masturbation Techniques - F The Jamspace (0:49)
Ground Zero Mosque / & + Lessons - "Advance Funerals" CDr
3 CDrs full of wacky noise tactics by Andy Livingston, Justin Marc Lloyd and Jake Lexso. Jake is the man behind the Pittsburgh solo endeavor Ground Zero Mosque, an extremely diverse outfit ranging from walls of harsh noise to electro beats with synth melodies to everything in between. Justin and Andy make up a Baltimore duo called Lessons producing psychedelic noise with no limits. This release contains tracks from each project as well as collaborative tracks between the two projects.
3 CDrs separately packaged inside paper sleeves with info, together housed in a hand-numbered manilla envelope. The 11 out of the 33 copies distributed by Rainbow Bridge Recordings were hand-stamped with a rainbow stamp.
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