Monday, April 27, 2015

REVIEW-ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW/THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERROUND-SPLIT-CASSETTE

ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW/THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERROUND-SPLIT-CASSETTE
HATEMAIL RECORDS/HM005
DEATH INDUSTRIAL/HARSH NOISE/POWER ELECTRONICS
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH FOLD OUT J-CARD 
INSERT. ON TRANSPARENT PURPLE CASSETTE.
LIMITED TO 98 HAND-NUMBERED COPIES.



SIDE A.) ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW:

I.) STORMS OF LONELINESS I / II.) STORMS OF LONELINESS II /
III.) SHALLOW GRAVES:

For a name like ENDOMETRIUM CUNTPLOW I was really expecting to be
hearing some brutal Grindcore oriented stuff or maybe gorey Death
Metal or even ultra Harsh Noise so I must admit I was quite surprised
with what I heard when I popped the cassette in.Though the cover art
depicts mostly naked chicks in bondage gear and rope knots and comes
across as some perverse WHITEHOUSE or ANAL CUNT looking release, the 
music contained on the A side is nothing like what I had expected.
"Storms of Loneliness (Part One)" opens with minimal noise that hums
in a vibrating drone with very subtle changes.Additional textures are
added seemingly for atmosphere alone.Synths ring and reach to infinity.
It feels like you've just stepped into a negative plane of existence.
A void devoid of any material thing of structures.An endless flat place
of non-matter.Some of you are gonna find this to be very boring while 
others will think it's genious.You can find out for yourselves.After
a while were greeted by yawning and moaning electronics that add a
form of somesort but it's dimmensions are unclear and unmeasurable.
Some bubbling mass of buzzing noise that exists only to exist.It sorta
sounds like a grinding tool softly chipping away at unseen metals for
an unknown purpose.Descending tones take it's place until all is a
single note that whines and shifts qualities like a single cell trying 
to decide what it wants to become."Storms of Loneliness (Part Two)" is
an equally bleak and similar piece but with more movement.Bubbling tones
filtered through phasers and various other affects build up and vanish as
echoing taps and hits vibrate and ring in long strands of spacey noise.So
far this has all been fairly quiet stuff with an experimental vibe to it.
Stronger electronics emerge but don't stick around long until all turns
to feedback for substance.Clicking and scrapping tones echo and bounce
off your eardrums.What sort of sounds like buildings collapsing far in
the distance is heard.Part two definately has more going on but it still
feels like a daydream or an afterthought.Almost like the pedals are in
control of the musician and are just using him as a parasitic host to
accomplish agendas we are not meant to understand.Another word that comes
to mind is absent minded as that is how this leaves you feeling.Sharper
tones slice in long stretches as layers build and build towards a goal
that is left unknown.Strange people need strange music so perhaps that
alone is the purpose.Shifting sounds like miniature rock slides followed
by banging objects and warped electronics bring this one to a close and 
then were off to "Shallow Graves." Slightly harsher and frantic.Low end
rumbling under heavy handed knob turning.Screaming frequencies fly around
the room like an open balloon and screaming feedback along with it.Pure
instrumental noise for your entertainment.There are a ton of projects out
there doing similar stuff but that doesn't make this any less enjoyable.
The last track is the shortest but probably my favorite here.

SIDE B.) THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND:

IV.) RAPIST DIPLOMAT / V.) TEMPORAL ECLIPSE / VI.) TRANSMORPH:

THE BLACK SCORPIO UNDERGROUND side opens with absurd spoken samples that
sound like a 1950's "educational" video discussing the perils of encountering
a homosexual.It's pretty comedic and shows that even a project as dark as TBSU
can have a sense of humor.Low static and shrill feedback accompany our little
lesson as the track builds with booming sub-bass, distant radio transmissions
and noise that sounds like fingernails scrapping brick walls in a vain attempt
to escape some dingy hell-hole.The sounds are split into two tracks and come at
you in two assaults, one in each ear if listening with headphones.Rattling and
clanging objects can be heard like a tribute to the early experimentation of the
forefathers like NURSE WITH WOUND, EINSTURZENDE NEUBAUTEN or Z'EV.This one clocks
in at almost eight minutes so prepare yourselves.Static and hissing that sounds like
plug in manipulation comes and goes as various types of feedback play in the air around
you.Dense distort noise floods like a toxic river of garbage until it sounds like waste
circling a sewer drain clogged with sludge.Feedback and electric pulses stretch towards
the end and we go into "Temporal Eclipse." Sliding and shifting noises loop over quiet
bass noise.Dark and stirring synth ambiance clouds overhead and time stretched drones
reach out towards an unseen goal.Moaning synths lurk below like stagnant black water.
Rhythms like the ticking of antique clocks repeat as if time is running out and a
countdown to annihilation has begun.The recording quality is very Lo-Fi which is 
quite fitting for this kind of music.Loud bouts of harsh static through strange
filters come and go, sometimes in short rhythmic segments.The track ends with those
time-stretched drones still reaching for something we will never know."Transmorph"
closes the album with harsh blasts of powerful noise and strange clicking like the
mandables of a deadly insect quickly chewing the flesh of it's prey.This task of
devourement and lightning fast noise strikes out over and over in rhythmic loops
as singing like what you'd hear during an islamic religious service can be heard 
wailing in a ghostly a mournful tone.Additional layers of noise hang like a thin
veil over the ceremony.This is a pretty unique track and a neat way to end the
record.It's almost like some kind of metamorphosis taking place.What manner of
organis emerges from the cacoon will remain a mystery.

THIS ONE IS A LITTLE OUT THERE AT TIMES AND QUITE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I HAD
EXPECTED.BOTH ARTISTS PRESENT TOTALLY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO NOISE BUT IT
WORKS AND KEEPS THINGS INTERESTING.LIMITED TO 98 COPIES SO GET ONE WHILE
YOU CAN:

6/10
-ABATTOIR-

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