(sic 119) Body Stress 'The Silence Hurts The Most' 12"
LP issue of Body Stress' final work, previously found on an absurdly limited 4 x C-10 set released by Moral Defeat. The intentionally short tracks further fragment Body Stress' already disruptive harsh noise style, a fierce high-end focus forged through cruelly treated electronics, indecipherable sound source abuse, and libidinous fury.
Edition of 100 copies with collage artwork tweaked from the cassette edition.
The sixth issue of my 'Night Science' 'zine/compilation CD. Thorough interviews and stellar CD tracks from Purgist, Iron Fist Of The Sun, Toshiji Mikawa, Spiteful Womb, Taeter, Hostage Pageant/Still Life and Torba; an interview with Lee of Annihilvs; live reviews of Puce Mary, Hair Stylistics, Hijokaidan and Merzbow; and a slew of reviews of releases from the past few years including some choice reissues and the Come Org, 'On Corrosion' and Masonna boxsets.
124 pages, perfect-bound, pro-pressed CD.
Finally, the sequel to 2017's 'Methods Of Submission'. While the first cassette evoked a suffocating submissiveness, its follow-up is a plunge into putrescence and domination across a series of ravaged power electronics missives. Intentionally raw and grimy in execution, 'Methods Of Submission II' is a far more uncomfortable offering than the first - there's no safety word this time.
Edition of 100 copies mirroring the packaging to the first cassette: painted cloth wrapped around a small booklet and secured with a bandage clip.
If you haven't heard this year's Gnawed full-length 'Subterranean Rites', you're missing one of the year's finest power electronics/death industrial releases.
'Cessation' is something of a stylistic precursor, 30 minutes of carefully realised horror, fear and putrescence with Grant Richardson's evocation skills at their peak through this brew of slow creep, dismal melodic fragments, puncturing vocals, execution foley and throbbing synth dread.
Edition of 75 copies in screenprinted envelopes with an insert and loss of life curio.
In the final few years of his Aube project, Akifumi Nakajima (RIP) released several obscure works through and with the unpredictable and entertaining label/project Licht-Ung.
This cassette is Milan Sandbleistift's tribute to a pillar of the Japanese noise/sound design community, two side-long pieces recorded using Aube LPs (originally released on Praxis Dr Bearmann) as source material, with final finessing by Daniel Menche. The result is a sobbing swamp of noise electronics with strong undercurrents of Aube's rigid strictures, set with honest clarity.
Cassette edition of 75 copies (the artist has released a limited LP edition of 21 copies) packaged in 6" square sleeves with layered art tributing both the artist's own photography and Akifumi Nakajima's distinctive G.R.O.S.S. design aesthetics.
After successful cassette releases on Nil By Mouth, Contradiction Tapes and Slaughterhouse Records, Utøya sharpen their tools for a new full-length cassette entitled 'Lay Down And Rot'.
Lambasting incel culture, for this release Utøya strip away past ambient drift to focus on a primal and suffocating power electronics sound, prominent vocals and choking noise textures assuming primacy within the project's still considered and atmospheric attributes.
Available in a regular edition as well as a limited specially packaged edition wrapped in wire and bitumen.