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 aesthetic with ideas normally reserved for his other project, Lungwash. Layers of metal abuse and feedback are processed through gritty fuzz and hiss signals, gaining intensity throughout the duration of each side.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Finally here from Lasse Marhaug: Personal Best 8. My favorite zine around. Always a worldwide affair, a zine that felt familiar to me the first time I picked up a copy. Since it is the bane of my [...]
Uncompromising large ensemble studio recordings from Los Angeles, 2016: John Wiese, Charlie Mumma, Bill Nace (Vampire Belt, Body/Head), Martin Escalante, Ted Byrnes, and elders of the Los Angeles [...]