Wednesday, February 11, 2015

REVIEW-VARIOUS ARTISTS-MILWAUKEE NOISE PUNKS-2X CASSETTE

VARIOUS ARTISTS-MILWAUKEE NOISE PUNKS-2X CASSETTE
A NOISE CO. 2-13 RELEASE.
HARSH NOISE/POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH AMBIENT
COMES IN AN OVERSIZED PLASTIC CASE WITH ART/INSERT.
ON TWO CLEAR CASSETTES WITH RED LABELS.
ARTWORK BY: JASON "EVIL" COVELLI
PLAGUE MOTHER IS:
ROMAN J. RITES
INVERTABIT IS:
NICK FORTIER
CITIZEN 2-13 IS:
MATTHEW V. MICHUDA
DAN OF THE EARTH IS:
DAN...OF THE EARTH


TAPE I:

SIDE A.) 
PLAGUE MOTHER:
I.) HEAD IN YOUR HANDS / II.) HEAD IN A NOOSE:
Tape one begins with PLAGUE MOTHER drilling into your brain with
pure high pitched feedback.Grinding rhythms are heard in short
rising bursts but they don't stick around for long at first.It
begins to border on irritating and painful but in this genre it
is to be expected at times.If you're into high end ringing then
it's your lucky fucking day.Track two finally arrives in a relieving
burst of distorted rhythmic noise.Crumbling sounds like field recordings
of buildings falling before a backdrop of static and debris.Harsh but in
a way that is soothing and enjoyable.Static sounds lash out like razor
sharp whips and slice the air around your ears.Low end bass movements
turn and churn and then before you know it all is silent and we are on
to the B side.

SIDE B.)
INVERTABIT:
III.) DISTANCE:
INVERTABIT starts out with minimal crunching noises that sound like a
small gathering of rats chewing on the unrecognizable carcass of something
long dead.Bones crunch and crack under the pressure of tiny teeth as flesh
and sinew are greedily ripped from their places.Ringing feedback carefully 
peeks it's head to see what all the fuss is about until it's presence scares
the feasting rats away.Crickets chirp along with the feedback and form the
illusion of patterns as the droning high notes persist.Noise similar to the
sound of moth wings rapidly flapping near your ears are heard and come in
calculated times to form a pulse like beat to the track.Low winds begin to
rustle and what sounds like scurrying insects treading quickly over dead
leaves can be heard.The droning songs of nocturnal birds and beetles join
the chorus and we have a summer night symphony in full swing.Low and distant
ambiance mimics the sounds of rolling ocean tides for a few moments and then
tape one is complete.

TAPE II:

SIDE C.)
CITIZEN 2-13:
IV.) AS BLOOD FILLS THE LUNGS:
Best song title on the album! CITIZEN 2-13's contribution starts out with
wet, dripping sounds similar to water dripping into a large plastic bucket.
Reverb and delay is applied to give it a "dreamy" feeling as the blood begins
to pool...Echoing blasts of distortion and feedback signal that the emergency
is real and death is coming.Static bursts pour out over minimal electronic
fuckery until all is a flood of distorted sound.What started as a few drops
is now a tsunami.Rivers of blood course through your wind pipes as walls of
sound suffocate the listener.Claustrophobic and closing in more and more with
each passing moment.Swirling tones form crimson whirlpools as the last few
agonizing moments of life are endured.Echoing sounds that make me imagine 
thrashing limbs are heard as bubbling noises come like the white frothy
saliva of a man ten seconds from death...And then it's lights out.

SIDE D.)
DAN OF THE EARTH:
V.) HAMBURGER LADY (THROBBING GRISTLE COVER):
Moody drones that rise and fall are heard keeping in the tradition of the
original version of this song.Pounding mid tempo bass drums add pace and
frame the soft raspy words in-between beats.An eerie narration of a disfigured
woman in absolute agony are recited over the distant sounds of human suffering.
Tortured screams come in go...full of shock and disbelief.Though this is a very
minimal approach to the THROBBING GRISTLE classic...It is effective and adds a
new eeriness to the already disturbing story...The fact that this song is based
on a real life eye witness account just makes your skin crawl even more.When covering
a band as legendary as THROBBING GRISTLE you are treading in risky territory but I can
honestly say I enjoyed DAN OF THE EARTH's interpretation of the song.This is my first
time hearing this project and this made me curious to hear more so that is always a
good thing.

A SHORT, DIVERSE AND INTERESTING COLLECTION OF THE SORTS OF THINGS
THE UNDERGROUND NOISE SCENE HAS TO OFFER:
7/10
-ABATTOIR-

HTTP://PLAGUEMOTHER.BANDCAMP.COM
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HTTP://NOISECO2-13.BANDCAMP.COM
WWW.CITIZEN2-13.BLOGSPOT.COM
CITIZEN213@GMAIL.COM
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