Saturday, March 19, 2016

REVIEW - REGOSPHERE+THE VOMIT ARSONIST - AN INQUIRY CONCERNING THE INDICATIONS OF INSANITY - COLLABORATION - CASSETTE

REGOSPHERE+THE VOMIT ARSONIST - AN INQUIRY CONCERNING THE INDICATIONS OF INSANITY - COLLABORATION - CASSETTE
DUMPSTERSCORE HOME RECORDINGS/DSC115
DEATH INDUSTRIAL/POWER ELECTRONICS/HARSH NOISE
COMES IN A PLASTIC CASE WITH FOLD OUT J-CARD INSERT.
ON YELLOW CASSETTE WITH STICKER ON ONE SIDE.
LIMITED TO 50 HAND NUMBERED COPIES.
REGOSPHERE IS:
ANDREW QUITTER
THE VOMIT ARSONIST IS:
ANDREW GRANT


SIDE A.)

I.) MECHANIZED LOBOTOMY / II.) NURSE, THE SCALPEL PLEASE...:
Two great minds collide and collaborate to bring anxiety
ridden soundscapes inspired by traumatic events that have
taken place in mental asylums behind closed doors for countless
years. "Mechanized Lobotomy" recalls the true life horrors of numberless
unfortunate souls taken into dingy back rooms filled with grim and glistening
tools of the trade and masked men with crazed looks that rival the patients
they are operating on. Windswept textures prepare the way for pulsing and
powerful electronic hums. Melancholic and cinematic string ambiance flows
as Industrial percussive elements and thundering rhythms peak and fade
beneath. Electric pulses flutter and swirl like cigarette smoke within
tormented corridors. The overall atmosphere is one of endless waiting
in a cramped rooms filled with the filth of your own existence and 
traumatizing thoughts too loud to be ignored. Metallic sounds are
heard booming in the distance like the loud movement of the carts
of nurses day in and day out. Routine turning to madness...Madness
an accepted way of life to the point that it becomes normality.
All the sounds employed greatly amplify the mental state and stages
of one isolated and left to their own inner demons. The hauntingly 
titled "Nurse, The Scalpel Please..." follows and takes us further 
down dim and dingy corridors of peeling paint and pale florescent's.
Sheet metal percussion's and whistling winds gliding low over dirty
tile floors. Paranoia and anxious trembling personafied into an
uncomfortable auditory experience. The coldness of such a place
is almost felt as you listen. Screaching metallic sounds and the
clattering of medical equipment are heard as an unseen patient
drags some broken object across the bars of their holding cell.
The sounds of a place haunted by the neverending activity of
immumerable mistreated individuals. Loud ringing rises until
it begins to sound like a drill piercing the skull. With the
operation complete all fades into the rushed sounds of cleanup
and disposal. You are no longer. Only an empty husk remains.

SIDE B.)

III.) THE ASYLUM AS UTOPIA:
Following the previous trauma, "The Asylum As Utopia" explores
another endless wing of moaning patients and hysterical laughter.
Delirium and daily doses of mind numbing medication. Strong and
queasy drones rise and fall in an awesome display of the style
REGOSPHERE is known for. Manic screams laced in distortion and
reverb/delay lash out as hissing steam accompanies their crazed
outbursts. Distant textures consist of similar sounds and blown
out walls of corroded distortion form a secure padding around
the piece. In other words, You are trapped and going nowhere in 
the forseeable future. Where the A side seemed to show off more
of a style attributed to THE VOMIT ARSONIST, It seems that here
REGOSPHERE is at the helm. Warped pulses and wet electronic signals
are sent out like a cry for help...Becoming more an more frantic with
each passing moment until all is a rabid mass. For some of us like 
myself...These soundscapes are a Utopia, A comforting haven to escape
into. An alternate reality...What that says about our mental state could
probably land us in an asylum but it is what it is...Regardless, What
these two artists have managed to conjur up and evoke is fantastic.
The themes of the album are painfully present and inescapable. They
did exactly what they set out to do. An impressive accomplishment.
The album art is similar (if not part of) the art on the split 7
inch these two previously did together which I thought was a cool
touch. By the end of this track you may be quivering in a corner
and ready to be hauled off to the institution yourself. Frightening
and captivating all at once.

AN AWESOME COLLABORATION THAT SHOWCASES THE BEST OF BOTH ARTISTS.
THIS IS A LIMITED RELEASE BUT ESSENTIAL. GET A COPY WHILE YOU CAN:

8/10
-ABATTOIR-

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