Thursday, February 25, 2016

REVIEW - REGOSPHERE/TEETH ENGRAVED - SPLIT - CASSETTE - C20

REGOSPHERE/TEETH ENGRAVED - SPLIT - CASSETTE - C20
DUMPSTER SCORE/DSC#113
POWER ELECTRONICS/DARK AMBIENT/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH A FOLD OUT J-CARD 
INSERT INCLUDING LYRICS. ON METALLIC GREY CASSETTE 
WITH PRINTED TEXT AND ARTWORK. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES.


SIDE A.) REGOSPHERE:

I.) PANIC ARCHITECTURE:
This split release features two artists offering up one solid
slab each of dark and despondent Post-Industrial drifting.
REGOSPHERE opens in a demonstration of the trademark "Anxiety
Electronics" sound attached to the moniker. "Panic Architecture"
begins and builds into a paranoia inducing structure. Frome the
first few moments  it is clear that we have entered uncomfortable
and anxious territory. Gleaming drones resonate beneath the muffled
screams of a woman in the throes of terror. Additional ambiance swirls
around us and heavy Power Electronics synths begin to buzz, Cloaked in
crisp distortion. A throbbing undercurrent of bass sets the tempo as
rattling junk forms a loose percussive element. Feedback mimics wailing
lead instrumentation and slaming snares lash out, Almost sounding like
rhythmically looped shotgun blasts. Phased electronic textures arrive
with harsh vocals that come as raspy, distorted screams buried halfway
into the mix. Things have officially turned hostile. Power Electronics
force flexing it's muscles in a dizzying blur of adrenaline. Fight or
flight mode initiated. The atmosphere of panic is captured in grim
clarity and being that I personally suffer from an extreme anxiety
disorder, It is apparent that REGOSPHERE has mastered the craft of
channeling such severe conditions into a sonic pallette. Things wind
down into a surreal, Slow motion dirge that really mirrors the state
one enters during a bad episode. Static builds like signals firing
off through the brain that's shifted into sensory overload and once
again things become an intense and nauseating rush. This takes us
into somber and medittive moments that are soon disrupted by loud,
Echoing vocals until all falls silent.One Hell of an experience. 
Hope you brought your Klonopin.

SIDE B.) TEETH ENGRAVED:

II.) CHARTING THE BARRENS:
Next up we have TEETH ENGRAVED AKA TEETH ENGRAVED WITH THE NAMES 
OF THE DEAD. With "Charting The Barrens" we find them in a different
and perhaps more "refined" form than the dense/lo-fi assaults I am
used to hearing from the project. Here we explore Dark/Death Ambient
territory which truly reflects the title of the track. Widespread or
"Panoramic" synths sprawl out into the emptiness. Melancholic synth
leads peak up above as rumbling and distorted sub-bass textures grow
restless and subside beneath. Windswept atmospherics pan across the
void expanss adding additional depth and substance to an already rich
soundscape. Emotional to the point of beauty. The type of beauty that
can only be found in loss and grief. Synth choirs add a hallow resonance
to the piece that only makes this more sorrowful. Deep bells chime as 
heavy Death Industrial percussion's thud subdued in the distance. Vocals
arrive as distorted, Blackened rasps that echo through the still air like
fragments of painful recollection. The intensity builds as things take a
slightly more grim turn. Electric static buzzes as if in the early stages
of sparking an enormous blaze. The vocals are pained and seem to be filled 
with traces of genuine emotional suffering. This is one of the most traumatic
split releases I've ever heard. It's impact on the listeners emotional state
is nearly unmatched and what TEETH ENGRAVED have on display here is an amazing 
complimentary work to the REGOSPHERE side. Powerful rushes come like white water 
falls pummeling down into a charred, barren field that may have once been home.
In short...This release will wreck you.

HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE STRONGEST SPLIT RELEASES I'VE EVER HEARD:

10/10
-ABATTOIR-

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