Saturday, June 21, 2014

REVIEW-WHITEWATER ORGASM-IMMUNITY-CASSETTE

WHITEWATER ORGASM-IMMUNITY-CASSETTE
FUSTY CUNT TAPES/FUC112
POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH DIY
INSERT.ON CLEAR CASSETTE WITH STICKERS.
WHITEWATER ORGASM IS:
L.S. LOHI



SIDE A:
I.) I FALL FROM NORMAL STATE / II.) CRAWLING THROUGH A SLOW DEATH /
III.) FIRESTORM / IV.) HOPING FOR THE SKY TO FALL /
V.) SCALES TO WEIGH THE FAILURES IN LIFE / VI.) THE OUTSIDE IS CALLING YOU:

The last time we recieved a WHITEWATER ORGASM tape for review we were totally
blown away.The last one being the excellent "Moments of Suffering" album from the
always top-notch Danver State Recordings.There may be a few of those left as well.It
was a pretty limited release so get on it if you missed that one.WHITEWATER ORGASM
has a way of mixing various styles of Power Electronics, Harsh Noise and beautiful Ambient
that no other band has managed to pull off.When we got the newest release, "Immunity" in 
our mailbox we were as giddy as a pedophile at a school play.The last album turned us into
some kind of Power Electronics Jehova's Witnessess and we had to tell everybody the good
news! Though I still favor the previous album...This one was certainly not a dissapointment
in any way...Released by Fusty Cunt Tapes in an un-numbered edition, "Immunity" takes us
further into the bleak and hopeless world of L.S. Lohi.This one seems to spend more time in
the harsher and more punishing areas of P.E. than the last album.Distorted rhythms gnaw at
your ears in swirling blasts.Screams of pure agony burst from a throat shredded raw.At times
this literally sounds like sampled recordings of sadistic torture...But WHITEWATER ORGASM
has more than just brutallity working for em.Beautiful clean ambience mingles with the mayhem
adding a melancholic atmosphere that fills the air with an overwhelming sense of saddness and
loss.The perfect amounts of reverb and delay are applied to gentle keys along with slight touches
of distortion to give L.S. Lohi an angelic audience to unleash his pain upon.This is one of those bands
that not only developed a signature sound...But did so several times over and combined them into
a truly unique listening experience.At times you are overwhelmed by straight high end feedback.
Ringing, high pitched and maddening.Screams that seem like they are about to burst out of your
speakers and swallow you whole come at you like rabid dogs.And sometimes you get all of this along
with huge walls of rhythmic distortion that destroy all.At any given moment all of this may or may
not be enhanced by the stirring and evocative synth work mentioned earlier.Squealing rhythms, Sub-
bass assaults, Weird and original song titles and concepts.There is not much that W.O. has not added
to the mix.This is a fairly lengthy tape...I am not sure what the exact time frame is on this one but it
offers a lot to check out.At times it seems like certain tracks could have been cut a little shorter or
at least change a little more...Mainly the ones that ring out with endless feedback and test your ability
to endure high frequency torture but some of you may find this more appealing.There are moments on
the album that remind me of TAINT or perhaps NICOLE 12 but with totally different subject matter.In
some instances this takes on a more minimal and experimental approach...Presenting us with waves of
Dark Ambience and sub-bass exploration.I guess you could call it Death Industrial in some ways but still
a little more on the Ambient side...Before you know it everything builds into a display of layers and textures
gathered like storm clouds led by the almost Black Metal/D.S.B.M. style vocals of L.S. Lohi.With six tracks on
the A side and eight on the B side you are bound to find something you like here...If not you are probably going
to the wrong source for your musical recommendations.As I stated before, W.O. has a unique approach to Noise
and P.E. so if you're looking for originality...Look no further.

SIDE B:
VII.) THE TROPIC SINKS AWAY / VIII.) I CRY UNDER SNOW / IX.) DYSPHORIA /
X.) I CANNOT LOVE / XI.) DO YOU DREAM TO LIVE OR LIVE TO DREAM? /
XII.) ORGASM SYMBOL / XIII.) WHERE MERMAIDS COME TO DIE / XIV.) SIGNAL SEX:

On the flip side we start with otherworldly tones ringing into a void abyss.Quient synths
linger on the borders of the track.They slowly begin to move and form stretching strings
that add a thematic beauty to what come next.Dense distorted noise.Rumbling rhythms
that hang like a heavy weight on your shoulders.Vocally W.O. sounds something similar
to XASTHUR but with a Hardcore edge.Everything that makes a good P.E. track has been
poured into this album at some point or another.All the rage, angst, sorrow, disgust, and
every other emotion that creates an excellent noise album is here, exposed and flayed for
your enjoyment.This is also atmospheric in a way similar to XASTHUR...In the way that it
is lo-fi, distorted and filled with static but with the addition of haunting synths drowned in
echoes.We have tracks here that are composed almost entirely from feedback and vocals.
Like with the A side there are moments where it's an all out onslaught of distorted noise
and horrid screams.Break-neck blasts of traumatizing noise hit you with the fierceness of
a death on impact collision.This can sound as grotesque as the images depicted on the cover
art of as fragile and gentle as a fucking snowflake...Most often you get a mindfuck of both at
the same time.It is apparent from certain peices here that L.S. Lohi has a thing for feedback 
and that was obvious from the previous album as well.He may go a little overboard with it
on this one but that shouldn't be too much of a problem most noise fans...There isn't anything
here that makes this a bad record.There is something for everyone into P.E./Noise/Death Industrial/
Etc on "Immunity" and we recommend you pick it up and give it a chance to grow on you if you don't
make an instant connection to it.I am sure by the time you read this we will have already cranked this
one several times.There's some really cool Ambient work on the B side that gives you a chance to catch
your breath and gather your senses...Then it's back to Harsh Noise Hell with some of the most fucked up
vocals we have heard in a while.Imagine a dude having a severe nervous breakdown in a room filled with
roaring and moaning machines.Anyone who can make an album that goes from anxiety ridden psychotic
chaos to soothing tranquillity with such flawless transitions is worth checking out in my oppinion.Once
again WHITEWATER ORGASM leaves our heads spinning and our mouths watering for more...Like those
girls who let their boyfriends beat the shit out of them and then run back into their arms...We are always
happy to take a beating from L.S. Lohi.Our masochistic needs have been met thanks to this one.

BRUTALITY AND BEAUTY IN ONE NEAT LITTLE PACKAGE.WE 
RECOMMEND YOU CHECK OUT BOTH THIS RECORD AND THE
LAST ONE FROM DANVER STATE RECORDINGS.KICKASS STUFF:

7.5/10
-ABATTOIR-

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