Saturday, May 27, 2017

Merzbow - "floating eloy in stereo"

this is merzbow's half of the 'balance' cd with ladybird, this time in stereo and containing only merzbow's work. not released.

Friday, May 26, 2017

ELEVEN (fear of faith) - "frustration" (self 1996)

one of my fave bands (Fear of Faith) during a transitional period.
1. why should we?
2. never
3. inside
4. undone
5. grieve
6. this momentary affliction
Review from ballistic test zine:

This six-song tape is the fourth album for a trio of guys formely known as Fear of Faith and who now reside under the moniker of Industry Eleven. While I did enjoy the terminal velocity and ferocity of the FoF sound, Frustration finds the band searching for their own identity, whereas the former entity was somewhat of a novelty.
First, the guitars are a notch lower on the speed gauge. The chainsaw-like guitars are now razor sharp instead of just a blur of noise which makes catching the grooves and riffs a lot easier. The monstor rhythm in "Why Should We", for example, is a sound that often plays out in my head at unexpected times of the day and one I immediately associate with this band.
Second, the band attempts to integrate a degree of melody into their sound through the vocals and synths. The heavily distorted vocals seem less harsh but are certainly still quite angry and bitter. The delivery is predominately in the form of yells or screams but there are a few moments of actual singing. I find myself being able to better empathize with the extreme emotional turmoil and strife the band is venting in their lyrics. On the surface, Eleven may appear to be wrought with nothing but gloom and doom. However, the listener can find hope buried in the sand if they are willing to dig for it. The angelic imagery that appears in the insert is one bit of evidence.
Dark ambient synths and pulsating electro percussion also help to distinguish Eleven from other cookie-cutter death/thrash metal bands. For example, the ambient synths accentuate the somberness of "Grieve", while on "Never" synthetic machine-gun fire percussion accelerates the pace. It's all nicely done and makes things more interesting to listen to.
This album has quite a few things going for it. Production is solid. It comes with two interchangable cover inserts that share a common gold, white, silver, and black colour scheme. You can choose to have a stern, intimidating face staring back at you or or an ethereal angel beckoning your spirit. Three of the songs here are not available on the band's 1997 CD release which is another reason why you might want to track down this tape. Frustration is a bitter metal album with a silver electro lining.

--Richard Maaranen

fear of faith - "blind" (1995 running dog records)

fear of faith took a left turn here...but a VERY good (and VERY interesting) one.
without a proper box to put this in, let me just say, i've never heard anything like it.  another reason why FoF was one of my fave bands.

1. dying for one    4:21
2. blind                 4:57
3. withdrawn         5:26
4. i and those        3:38

from the original post:

fear of faith was so exceedingly awesome...i'm tempted to re-rip some tapes and repost...
i feel like the very lucky duck who got a copy of this particular release (thanks to andy/running dog)
far different from the early speed/death fear of faith stuff and also the later 'more conventional' industry XI stuff...this shit here is great in its own right.  one of the few cases where we find a strange juxtaposition...making for some great ends.
hard as can be...softly...#1.

here's a very old review from ballistic test zine....
"A year after knocking the socks off the metal and industrial underground crowds with their two extreme industrial-metal demos Dredge and Tension, Fear of Faith released their third demo, Blind, with a surprising change in style. Gone are the blazing guitars and hard-hitting percussion, while the harsh, distorted vocals and liberal use of voice samples remain relatively untouched. In comes mostly melodic acoustic guitars, minimal use of electric guitars, and a deliberate vocal attempt to convey a greater range of emotion, albeit still behind a guise of distortion.There are four songs here: the title track "Blind", "Withdrawn", which was featured on the Electro Shock Therapy compilation, "I and Those Who Were", and "Dying for One". The easy-listening, mellower music and the harsher vocals provide a stark contrast, but the band effectively turns them into complementary elements instead of the expected conflict or mismatch. The four songs sound rather alike with similar guitar progressions and vocals but this is hardly a problem as the melodies the guitars emanate are quite nice. The song I like best off Blind is "Dying for One", with its cool industrial underlayer of mechanical pistons and bass rumblings.
On one hand, FoF may have lost some fans of their early material with this relatively tame, metal-free release. On the other hand, their creativity and ability to progress musically beyond the confines of an industrial-speed-metal approach earn them greater respect. As it is, Blind is the most distinctive and accessible of the band's three demos.

--Richard Maaranen"

fear of faith - 'dredge' (1994 running dog)

Thursday, May 25, 2017

fear of faith - "tension" (1994 running dog)

one of my favorite bands -----ever..... too bad they never got the production values and studio time they definitely deserved...

*the band DID go on (if only for a little while)... it morphed into Eleven and then Industry XI, producing one demo and one full length pro-cd which i carried in my old distro a.i.musick.... it was all quite good i must admit, but a different animal from fear of faith...*

fear of faith- 'tension' cassette:

The Killing // Discontent // Void // Tension // Rage

Noiseman433 - "Rrose Sélavy" (2002 23 productions)

Dynamic electronics and harsh distortion manipulated to create deep layers of NOISE. Excellent release, featuring artwork by Theresa Behnen.

1 "l"
2 "h"
3 "o"
4 "o"
5 "q"
6 "!"

noiseman433 - "the US as i see it" (2003 snip-snip)

"13 Tracks for 13 Colonies"

(snip-snip #11)


noiseman433 - "tattooed headsman" (2002 I.N.K. recordings

cassette limited to 50 copies
noiseman433 needs to stage a return. kick ass harsh noise derived from unusual/unexpected sources.
noiseman433...a notch above.

A1 Tattooed Headsman 2:09
A2 Rimur 10:22
A3 Dolgthrasir 4:13
A4 Breithox 10:38

B1 "Lay Of The Dwarf I" 5:56
B2 Heiti Og Kenningar 3:33
B3 Hamfarir 6:58
B4 Brisingamen 6:07
B5 Tattooed Headsman (Collage/Remix) 5:59

Monday, May 15, 2017

various artists - "alt.noise" (1997 SWITCH)

big deep buckets of thanks to Jsn from SIGNALBLEED for sending me this cd :)


1 Incapacitants  - Oak Tree Burnt Out In The Forest Of Securities 5:03
2 K2  - Naught Nausea Of Navvy 5:41
3 Merzbow  - Morbid Angelfish 6:39
4 Exist  - Mark Of The Cane (V.2) 3:04
5 Gizz TV & Walker & Himadri  - E12st Jam 5:11
6 Namanax  - Aquanax 5:59
7 Government Alpha  - Critical Condition 4:23
8 Tropism  - Osaka Gangstas 5:39
9 Huren  - Stillbirth 6:59
10 Two Assistant Deputy Ministers  - Necromulroney Pt. 2 (The Death Of Brian) 2:04
11 Macronympha  - Sharp & Curious Cohesion 4:47
12 Cazzodio  - Uccidi Un Soldato Della Folgore 1:58
13 PFD  - Mulata 3:27
14 Deutsch Nepal  - Tender Lover 3:16
15 Orphx  - Paraphase 3:40
16 Infant Cycle - Dance Mix 3:16
17 NYB  - Vanilla Vice

Sunday, March 19, 2017

old news...

terror noise audio isn't dead ...anymore...for now.    i suppose it's possible (unlikey, but possible) that someone seeing this didn't already know that, whatever :)


Sunday, August 28, 2016

various artists - "japanoise" (2003 little mafia records)

sorry for the distortion/"cdr sounds" on the last two tracks.  it happens with cd labels and older cds. enjoy it for what it is.
NOT to be confused with the two "japanoise of death" compilations...those are absolutely terrific though.  i'm not sure if they're still available, but you'll want to track them down.   re-post from 2012

1. pain jerk - gang girls at 5:39 pm
2. k2 - back to back appearance
3. c.c.c.c. - worm wood
4. melt banana - brick again
5. k.k. null - star burst
6. m.s.b.r. - yakuza psychedelia
7. masonna - wonderwall
8. incapacitants - head butt to the railroad
9. mo*te - 0.9MG
10. government alpha - fall apart

DUSTED review:

Snapshot of Unforgiving Audio Experimentation

It's been a while since I ran across a status check on the state of noise works in Japan, so it was nice to get this one in the mail. From the middle of the U.S., Little Mafia Records herein give us a rundown from some of Japan's best-known purveyors of unforgiving audio experimentation.
Stand back, clear your mind, and ready yourself for distortion, white noise, electronics, metallic smashing, and the occasional moments of actual beauty shining through the chaos. While making noise may be "easy," making noise that actually communicates something is an altogether different deal. Therein lies the difference between art and, well, rubbish. This album thankfully is pretty much the real thing, as you might expect from names like K.K. Null, MSBR, Masonna, and Incapacitants.
Pain Jerk kicks the album off with rhythmic thumping, metallic crashings, and grindings. It's all electronics, no synth, but it sounds more like a kitchen dishpan disaster. The piece later turns into white-noise whooshes and walls of noise static. K2 follows, as always using metal junk effected and recorded onto a multi-track, then mixed down using sudden movements and abrupt shifts between sounds. Though the sound source is metal junk, this actually ends up sounding less like metallic sounds then the Pain Jerk electronics did! The joys of noise.
C.C.C.C.'s piece has the thick sound they always manage to deliver, like being inside a jet engine while it's running. A surprising inclusion here is Melt-Banana, not generally considered a noise group. This piece, though, is rather like a weird "noise remix" of one of their songs, with extra-added editing and sound effects.
Using his "nullsonic", often just a patch cord played through an array of effects, K.K. Null serves up a collection of shimmering, throbbing sounds, like crystalline shards of electronic humming. Some parts end up sounding a bit like shortwave interference. I was surprised to find MSBR's piece actually rather tame compared to many of the other tracks here, though that's not a bad thing. He'll usually deliver the harsher side of noise, but here he slowly percolates, like rumbles and fuzzes stirred slowly in a pot.
Masonna's track, though, is another dose of intense screaming cathartic noise, repeating loops of static, shouts and yelling through filters and distortion and who knows what...if a little baby threw a tantrum with a fuzzbox, maybe this is what you'd get. Never a disappointment, the Incapacitants are a relatively underappreciated quantity in the noise scene despite being one of the longest-running projects in Japan. Vocals echoing out to space, distorted rumbles and creaky static-laden trains cascade through the headphones. Look out.
It's always tempting to look at a compilation as a state of the union address from a particular genre, or location, or otherwise-delineated category, and the title of this release almost encourages it. But most often it's not that easy; and without names like Merzbow, Hijokaidan, Astro, Guilty Connector, and so many more, this compilation couldn't claim to cover the whole of the Japanese noise territory. But as a snapshot of a number of expert contributors, it's a fine sample to enjoy. And as an introduction for newcomers, it would make a great start.
By Mason Jones

remix for a friend.

update: 8-28-16:  i've since included this on "POSTNATAL", a full length on band camp.  in addition to this, there are two remixes by black sheet servitude; the originals also appear on this release.

so i did this in the latter half of last hasn't been released anywhere yet to my knowledge.
amid all the health problems of last year .......i've started to record new stuff. (after an all too short hiatus)  there should be more updates here soon.

black sheet servitude remix by lackthrow

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ghost - "Trespass" (2012 cranial vulnus)

4 years later, thanks again to GHOST for this release.  

4 great textural untitled tracks in .flac format as intended

trespass mp3