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  • Jackson Pratt – Skullcutter Herringbone
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    Right through the center like an icepick headache. Direct, imposing and saturated, with abrupt shifts, quick edits and instantly piercing shards of feedback. Second MT tape for Seany and [...]

  • Scald Hymn – Balming Mechanism
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    Four untitled tracks of brutish, inspired and primitive organics, recorded at the Western Massachusetts pillar Cold Spring Hollow throughout 2019 and early 2020. Bowed, scraped and clattering [...]

  • Lapse – Nothing Feels Right
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    Blown out and massed patterns of red-line scrape and abrasion; cyclical and blaring, a thunderstorm of gutter-nihilism emanates from the streets and sewers of NYC. 40 continuous minutes of rugged [...]

  • Blind Date – Judy Garland Pavilion
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    The requisite principles of 1990’s metallic burl distilled through layers of aggressively employed junk and sharp 2000’s-era hyper-cuts are merged with skill. Crisply engineered and [...]

  • Grant Evans – Albatross
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    Americana-concrète. Tape-pitched elements — organic, synthetic and mechanical — weave in and out, blurring reality with dread and unease. Buzzing, scraping, swelling; dying voices in [...]

  • Hostage Pageant – Extinguisher CS
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    Breakneck noise suffocation from Shane Church, taking the project back to it’s inception with two short, sharp shocks of fire and smoke that maintain the rawness and fluidity of live dynamics; no [...]

  • Vat – A Pile Over There/Spoiled Milk Panties CS
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    Previous Vat efforts have focused on the classic ‘americanoise’ approach of scrap metal through distortion overload. ‘A Pile …’ sees Chris Conroy merging elements of that [...]

  • A Week Of Kindness – In Shadow’s Country CS
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    Sean E. Matzus is a Houston-based artist regarded for his solo projects (Red Hook, Thewhitehorse, The Secret Geography, etc), while also known for his work in several Richard Ramirez projects [...]

  • Nick Klein – White Cliffs Of Dover
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    Recorded partially while in transit during his European tour earlier this year, and following a string of firmly techno-rooted EP’s for techno-rooted labels, this is a first in that it highlights [...]

  • Vasculae – New Orthodoxy CS
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    The first completed material in over a year following a long battle with various creative blocks introduces a dark ambient element to the ongoing focus of placing harsh noise in different [...]

  • Werewolf Jerusalem – Hand Of The Gallows
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    all sounds: richard ramirez

  • Tinnitustimulus – Punct/Contrapunct CS
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    Four punctual tracks of frenetic, yet assured energy highly informed by mid-2000’s Southern California moves — from jarring and massed stereo profusion to moments of shrill, anxious feedback [...]

  • Developer – s/t
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  • Stroker – Dolores
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    Third cassette from Rachel Slurr, mid-atlantic noise queen and former den mother of Heaven’s Gate. Six tracks of true American Noise; arguments, attitude and depravity flying the flag through [...]

  • Jim Haynes – Vane Dodson CS
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    Acousmatic sound research from veteran bay area technician Jim Haynes. Electronic distress signals initiate panic and tension through abrupt jump cuts into alternate contexts. Echoes of John [...]

  • Gene Pick – Adhesion Coefficient CS
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    The sound of electronic circuits pushed to the brink and gasping for life. All systems at capacity. Patterns of white noise, mixer feedback, fuzz and sine waves blast in, hover and return in a [...]

  • Torba – Laavg Drjot CS
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    Torba is Mauro Diciocia, an Italian soundworker based in Berlin. As with fellow countrymen Lettera 22, elements of musique concrete, noise composition and electro-acoustic tape music are fused to [...]

  • False Moniker – In Parenthesis CS
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    Known for his visual work, his label Audio. Visuals. Atmosphere., as well as his many collaborations with Cremation Lily, False Moniker is the project of Belgian artist Niels Geybels, who also [...]

  • Slow Tongued Beauty – Sopportare CS
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    Sopportare translates into english as ?to bear? ? and it is a dark journey through aggressive electronic synthesis transitioning from calmer passages of modular minimalism, to arrhythmic [...]

  • Brandon Nickell – The World Is A Refuge From Perfection CS
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    Beginning with Aemae and now working under his own name, Brandon Nickell has spent the last decade taking cues from nearly all generations of analog and digital sound development and shaping them [...]

  • Droughter – Death Charm CS
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    Before ‘wall noise’ stunted creative progress for a generation of noiseheads, there were the mid-90’s — arguably the most influential period for many. Without [...]

  • Still Image – Without CS
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    Following up shortly after MT’s Hostage Pageant release with Shane Church’s sibling project. Crude, simple, yet direct tracks utilizing room sounds and amplified metal instruments. Patient and [...]

  • Sterile Garden – Ryta CS
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    Industrial sound research. A direct lineage from such Colorado essentials as Architect’s Office, Jeph Jerman and Eric Lunde’s “Colorado Terrain Investigation.” Tapes as [...]

  • Pedestrian Deposit – Austere
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    Five years in the making, and the first duo recordings — a very, very calculated and controlled effort. Moving past the harsh noise cutups but not eschewing them entirely; rather, moving [...]

  • Pedestrian Deposit – East Fork/North Fork
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    Deluxe instant reissue of the much-too-limited edition Housecraft tape, including two new and previously unreleased tracks; 32 minutes of new music. Reflective of our live sets of the past year [...]

  • Pedestrian Deposit – Dyer’s Hands CD
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  • Vasculae – Cultural Primitivism CD
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    Full circle. A new project from Jonathan Borges (Pedestrian Deposit, Everyday Loneliness, Emaciator, etc). After several years of operating in more subtle areas of experimental music, Vasculae is [...]

  • scant – estrangement
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    Second tape for East Coast linchpin M. Boettke after 2015’s ‘Wake of Dissolution.’ Two untitled tracks of smoldering and combustible iron roar; the A-side being an impeccable [...]

  • ligature – 245 days in hell
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    “NYC’s Chris Hansell — armed with the tools of AM radio, tape loops, field recordings, contact mic and synth — presents twenty minutes of harrowing audio drama and collage [...]

  • nystrand / klein – bayou stickee CS
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    Dual hellfire studio collaboration recorded in Sweden from Nystrand (VMS Elit, Quack Quack, Heinz Hopf) and Klein (techno outlaw, here in psychedelic synth mode). Sharpened oscillators navigate [...]

  • sunk cost – altitude sickness CS
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    Sunk Cost is Johnathan Cash, a young man based in Denver, Colorado who knows his noise composition. Altitude Sickness is forty non-stop minutes of intense stereo-panning, hyper-active jump cuts [...]

  • Vasculae-Cultural Primitivism CD
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    Full circle. A new project from Jonathan Borges (Pedestrian Deposit, Everyday Loneliness, Emaciator, etc). After several years of operating in more subtle areas of experimental music, Vasculae is [...]

  • Rale – I Sit By the Window and Watch Walls And Ceilings CD
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    Perhaps William Hutson’s best achievement yet, an impeccable follow up to his excellent ‘Some Kissed Charms …’ LP for the Isounderscore label last year. Long form, expert-level [...]