Although only active since 2018, the duo of Stefan Aune and Weston Czerkies comprising Form Hunter have already laid extensive sonic foundations of crumbling stone, warped magnetic tape, and resonating metal that continue to drill, pound, and manipulate their way through the American harsh noise landscape on their debut self-titled album.
Form Hunter is the type of project that is a recipe for the perfect noise storm; Aune is known previously for his solo efforts with Breaking The Will and Kjostad, as well as running the extreme noise label New Forces. Czerkies takes credit for a long tenure of industrial, noise music, and beyond with his projects Sunken Cheek and Magnetic Coroner, in addition to operating the Prime Ruin label and it’s recent Gracious Host imprint. With limited cassette releases on their own respective labels, Form Hunter have also left behind a shuttered, mangled trail with appearances on White Centipede Noise, Oxen, and Dead Gods. With such a virile introduction for the project, one can only imagine the distillation of fierce power and movement presented on their new album on Found Remains.
Metal scraps of America’s almost-forgotten industrial past are scraped and thrusted into a vacant noise space, only to be captured with archaic electronics and churned out through an array of overdrive, tape crunch, and loops that leave the listener dazed and pulverized. An orgy of rusty steel crashing and cracked noise rumble are guaranteed to dilate the pupils and open the adrenal glands of all Americanoise fanatics, yet the only desire in the end is more punishment.
(Text by Luke Tandy)