Friday, December 28, 2012

Muskel - Seven Days Of Pain (2003) (Black Plagve - infect 05)

1. Spoonfed Entrails 
2. Ingen Skall Skonas 
3. Din Mor
4. För Syftet Ämnad
5. Svett Och Blod
6. Scars
7. Ensam

Original Description from Heavy Electronics: 
Muskel is a new project put out by the ever-prolific Swedish noise master Henrik Nordvargr Björkk. Muskel is release by Black Plagve. Black Plagve in turn is a mutation of Malignant Records of Baltimore, Maryland. Muskel – Seven Days of Pain is marketed as a no frills noise album. No references to dark ambient or neoclassical musings apply here. Muskel is pure unadulterated hardcore old school noise. Complete with ear shredding sirens, white noise walls of sound and angst filled vocalist that voices our collective rage.

Muskel Begins with a track titled “Spoonfed entrails.” The song begins somewhat subdued and atmospheric. Reverberating drones form the foundation of the song as they putter out a steady throbbing bass. A shrill siren joins the music as it slides between tones. It is unnerving and piercing in its volume and is acoustically in contrast with the reverberating bass. A lengthy interlude is spent tweaking the piercing siren. Noise finally begins to dominate as the reverberating bass and piercing siren are fully engulfed in a sonic tornado of white noise and distorted vocals. The effect is a slow build up into a full on noise attack.

The fourth song on the album is tilted “For Syftet Amnad.” This song makes the intro sound like a strumming guitar ballad. Harsh noise is unleashed on the listener from the get go. The music is slightly rhythmic with a monotonous pulsing core. Harsh screeching noise is shot across the foundation of the rumbling bass and throbbing drones. Pounding metal sounds cascade over the torrent of noise in an over the top assault that deafens the listener. Akin to a 747 crashing across a runway in flames after a failed landing. The sound of screeching noise and rumbling bass is relentless and domineering.

The sixth song on the album is titled “Scars.” “Scars” stands out in representing a more harnessed sound. The sounds are more muffled and submissive. The effect is one of a snarling badger that is being forced into compliance. Feelings of festering rage and emotions that cannot be contained are invoked in the listener. The music is expertly manipulated to allow key elements to break free and lash out against the heavy handed control. I found this song much more interesting than the previous assaults of noise. A sense of aiming for something new and unique was communicated by the composition. Nevertheless, do not worry just as you are collecting your shattered nerves Muskel releases his battle cry in all it ferocity. Nothing is spared in the ensuing onslaught of distortion and musical blood lust.

Fans of noise and Radical Faeries who follow the work of Henrik Nordvargr Björkk will definitely want this release to complete your collection. It is a great up front noise album. It is not quite at the point of pushing the envelope. I would consider the release more of an exploration of the established noise terrain. The benefits of the music lay within the nuances and deeply imbedded manipulations found in the music. If you are equipped mentally to handle being hammered by noise while you follow the undercurrents of the music then you will get something out of Muskel. If the idea of noise and its manipulation does appeal then of course you might want to pass and look towards some Malignant Records releases that are more accessible for noise novices. Perhaps such novice Faeries would be more comfortable pursuing other Malignant artists such as Navicon Torture Technologies or Jarl.

As far as ritual and spiritual work goes, there could be many options for this album. Perhaps used as a psychic expellant or for mental endurance exercises. In the hands of the wicked, this music could easily be played to drive out demons like your neighbor or *censored*y roommate! Remember when you play Muskel play it loud and without mercy!

Review stolen from Heathen Harvest.

Download: Zip, MP3

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Snuff - Untitled (2009) (FILTH-13 - Filth And Violence)

A - Phone
B - Kristiina 
C - Metro
D - Stalker
Another bastard item from HE. This time, the filth is literally palpable, while the noise and the horrific release itself however, is just all the more sickening. I don't know which one by comparison is more disgusting. Pleasure  Fluid's SHOW NO MERCY which comes with ripped panties soaked in dirt, blood, urine, and sperm, or this album which is packaged with lubricants and a used condom filled with SPERM and BLOOD. Not only that, but the package the black chrome tapes comes in is smeared with menstruation blood. You decide. I won't be the one who has to sign your waiver. Good Ol' PE from Finland. TY Filth and Violence!

REVIEW BY ZeroBeat (March 26, 2009) (Rated 5 Stars):
This shit is rotten to the core. The tapes are packaged in a sealed black plastic bag which contains a blood smeared hard plastic case which holds the tapes. The package smells like menstrual blood, which it might be. The music itself is lo-fi filth. A concept album based on the 2001 murder of a Lithuanian prostitute in Helsinki. Phone is all brooding shit electronics and warped, sadistic laughter dragging endlessly for 16 minutes. Kristiina and Metro both feature delayed hateful vocals on top of a vicious onslaught of metal abuse and feedback screech. It sounds so candid and convincing I'd be willing to believe it's the murderer himself. Very abuse and very basic. Stalker may be my favorite track. Starting with heavy panting, soon a harsh synth destruction begins and continues for 20+ minutes. Slow modulations and static give the song a sort of trance-inducing quality. Basically a reflection on the previous nihilistic violence and an unsettling end to an excellent release. I hope to hear more like this from SNUFF and the Filth and Violence crew.

Original Description from HE
There’s not a lot of information on this nasty little project, although with a brief search and with my not-so-Sherlock-Holmes deductive skills, it’s fairly simple to figure out those involved. And like most of the PE and Noise emanating from the Finns, you can expect only top quality sickness. This untitled release is the sophomore effort of the project, and it revolves around the 2001 slaying of a Lithuanian prostitute in Helsinki. I told you this would be fun.

Side A of tape one begins with “Phone”, varying tones of raw feedback, some garbled voices that sounds like it could be a taped phone conversation and hiss are pretty much all the track consists of. But the way the feed twists and writhes, it reminds me of the dial tone of a receiver knocked off the base and at 16+ minutes, it’s definitely an endurance test. “Kristina” takes up Side B, lo-fi pedal noise, intermittent feedback and some flanged crunch accompany some vber aggressive vocals that make excellent use of delay.

Side C consists of “Metro” and has more lo-fi filth, but with what sounds like a field recording of females chatting away on a bus ride. I can hear the motor slowing and accelerating, hence the title? At one point the girls laugh and make idle talk, then out of nowhere a blood curdling scream, but the females never miss a beat. It gave me the impression of the twisted mind of the killer as he stalks his prey. The track progresses much along the same lines as the previous one with the same delayed vocals and shit-smeared electronics with some definite heavy crunch in the last few minutes. Side D’s “Stalker” is the perfect ending, the track begins with around two minutes of heavy breathing before anything else happens. Then some abrasive loop (sampled scream or synth, I can’t tell) is added over it and those two sounds repeat over and over for almost 30 minutes until I wanted to kill a prostitute myself.

Contributing as much to the sickness of the sounds within, the traditional F&V Xeroxed art damage insert and j-cards, the two chrome tapes with polybox shells come housed in a sealable black plastic box that was smeared with fuck knows what. There was a packet of lubricant inside, so that’s my hope. Also included in the box, a used condom full of sperm and blood…take that Black Metal bands. I’ll see your “hand numbered in blood” releases and raise you a man-juice. Yes, luckily I read before hand that there was a special prize inside, so I knew to handle with much care. The whole thing is fitted inside a black medical style ziplock bag. This one is limited to only 60 copies, but that’s a lot of spunk and blood.

Review stolen from Plaguehaus.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Breathing Problem - Mattress On The Floor (2009) (BPP-020)

1. Kimberly Part 1 
2. 7AM 
3. Noon 
4. No Contact 
5. 9PM 
6. Showing 
7. Strange And Violent Dreams 
8. Mattress On The Floor 
9. Kimberly Part 2 

Here's some more stuff originally from HEAVY Electronics and boy does it pack a punch!  I'm going to include an emphasis on HEAVY, because that's exactly what this album is. Maybe more or so. Still a brilliant mixture of Harsh noise and Power Electronics from the US. For any of those who are a fan of Whitehouse and Abuse Patterns (like myself), you are in for a insane, and delicious treat. Comes packaged with a CDr containing all 9 songs, a cassette, a 24-page booklet, all housed in a 5" x 5" reel-to-reel box.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mania - Disgust (2005) (Biteworks 6)

01 - Untitled (18:36)
I'll be re-uploading some stuff originally from Heavy Electronics, for any of those who are interested, not all but some. Anyway, here's some crazy fuckin noise brought to you by the hands of Keith Brewer (Mania).

Original description from HE:
First work of Keith Brewer (Taint, Libertinage) as MANIA.Pure feedback and junk metal abuse. 
Nasty shit! 

Download: MP3, ZIP

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Custodian - III (Sexkrime Arts – 007)

1. Untitled (2:43)
2. Untitled (2:39)
3. Untitled (2:58) 
4. Untitled (1:49) 
5. Untitled (2:57)
6. Untitled (0:57) 
7. Untitled (2:34)
8. Untitled (2:21)
9. Untitled (2:53)
10. Untitled (4:12)
Country: USA
Genre: Harsh Noise
Length: 25:57
Released: 2009
Label: Sexkrime Arts007
Download: Bandcamp (Name Your Price), MP3 (Cassette)

Some of the filthiest fucking Harsh noise EVER! A must have for HN lovers like myself. 
Originally posted on Heavy Electronics. 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

1upin4th3d - Sounds (2012) [CSR004]

1. Trance 1
2. Trance 2
3. 8 Bit
4. Techno
5. Drum & Organ Piece I
6. Drum & Organ Piece II
7. Noise
8. Noise II
9. Noise III
10. Noise IV
11. Noise V
12. Noise VI
Country: USA
Genre: Experimental, Noise, Drone, Trance, Techno, Industrial
Length: 1:01:27
Released: 2012
Download: Zip, MP3 

This is the 4th album on my underground net-label, Clouded Sky Recordings. 
All sounds composed by my friend, Josh Edwards.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Whitewater Orgasm - When Was I Ever Wrong? (2012) [LW-070]

1. The Fountain Of Fox
2. The Word Turning To Salt
3. In The Canisters There Are People Hidden Inside
4. Butterfly Vomit Field
5. Energy Sphere
6. I Have Her Torso In A Suitcase
7. Memories Destroyed
Country: Germany, Finland
Genre: Power Electronics, Noise
Length: 1:00:05
Released: 2012
Download: Zip, MP3 

Sent to me at my email by the artist himself as a request. Thank you Santeri Lohi!
Harsh noise and Power Electronics with fierce vocals and a very disturbed schizophrenic atmosphere, originally from Finland. The album can be bought from

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Goverment (Moth Equals) - A Sinister Project (2007)

2. Womb
5. Milk

Country: UK
Genre: Dark Ambient, Minimal, Downtempo, Tribal Ambient, Dub, Ethereal
Length: 19:21
Released: 2007 
Label: Not On Label (Mothequals Self-Released)*
Download: Zip, MP3  (Zip and MP3 are two separate links)

This is truly unlike any Dark Ambient music that I've ever heard. Goverment's sound and nature are absolutely fantastic and unique to its name. Originally released under "Moth Equals" (as you can tell by the album art, (shown below) which was also used for the original release), A Sinister Project goes far beyond the fear and beauty of Life and Death. It has that extraordinary Silent Hill atmosphere to it, and as well as that creepy feeling of wanting to take a shower after the listening stage, but it is still a pleasure to the ears. Either way, this shit is gold.

*Not entirely sure about the label information. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

JOKER (Owen Davis) - Swallowed Whole (2012) [CSR002]

1. Charred Remains
2. Lifeless Bodies
3. Dead Air
4. Bleeding Sunset
Country: US 
Genre: Experimental Dark Ambient, Noise, Soulless Ambient, Isolationism, Avantgarde
Length: 50:37
Released: 2012 
Download: Zip, MP3 

"May the mind be well and contempt while in the presence of the Beast."  
- Owen Michael Davis

*The little Promo I wrote sometime ago for this album can be viewed here.*

This is the 2nd album on my underground net-label, Clouded Sky Recordings.

*P.S. Once you download this, if you can, please get on discogs and add this to your collection.*

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lull / Null - Echoed Currents / Shooting Star Crash (1994) 7"

A. Lull - Echoed Currents 
B. Null - Shooting Star Crash

Country: US
Genre: Dark Ambient, Ambient, Industrial, Noise
Length: 9 Minutes 
Released: 1994
Label: Alley Sweeper 
Download: Zip, MP3

Mick Harris truly delivers on this one. His song Echoed Currents is like reliving your creepiest nightmares while being lost in a dark and forbidding snow-covered forest. It can also be found on the Box version of his compilation, Collected. 


1. Review by bonnicon (May 31st, 2012)

LULL - MICK HARRIS's dark Isolationist project uses the canvas of a vinyl single to great effect - adapting his album-hugging sound quite effectively. This is typical of LULL - whining tones like electronic didgeridoo wash over you in waves while behemoth peristalsis echoes from out of the depths. Passive yet blackly chilling, "Echoed Currents" invites you to sleep in regions where you wouldn't even risk closing your eyes. KAZUYUKI K. NULL dusts down his razor-wire-and-needles guitar for a quiet night in the studio. The waves of raw white metal sound whip across the ears like cruel barbs across soft warm naked flesh, flaying and rending the air with it's regardless nerve-piercing shards of pure noise.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Chester Beatty & DJ Shufflemaster - Specular Hallucination (2002) (12") [CLONE014]

Country: UK, Japan 
Genre: Psychedelic Techno, Minimal
Length: 17 Minutes 
Released: 2002 
Label: Cloned Vinyl


1. Review by MrFonktrain (December 19th, 2002)

"Specular Hallucination" is a real evil one that possibly makes you afraid of the dark

But "Love Sex Dynamite" is probably the happiest and driving techno track I have ever heard. Probably sampling Chic - I want your love (or something similar) this crazy masterpiece brings together hard, driving techno percussions, a devastating bass and the funky feeling of Studio 54 through a filter and loop-orgy in the tradition of Thomas Bangalter. Really sounds like disco on too much speed... but it's the best stuff I've ever had up my nose and my ears! ;)

2. Review (I wrote this) by owennoreen (August 18th, 2012)

This is one of my all-time favorite albums and I am so proud to own this on amazing vinyl that has a multicolored plastic print on top and along with a pretty pink sleeve, for it is definitely one of my most prized and cherished possessions. Chester Beatty and DJ Shufflemaster truly deliver a sensual, psychedelic, and mind-blowing performance on "Specular Hallucination" that should not be missed.

The album starts off with the self-titled track, Specular Hallucination, it begins with these smooth, well-constructed techno beats and even more beats that yet fit perfectly and eventually it all comes together with a crazy, wavy synth and ghostly, indiscernible vocals that truly set the haunting mood and three minutes into the song, comes along another ghastly synth that sounds like the drugs someone slipped you are starting to take effect, only this time, it comes back with vengeance.

The 2nd track, "Love Sex Dynamite" begins with the rhythm and sound quickly speeding up from the bottom, as it gets louder and louder and more clearer, the wave of sound becoming more dense and thick as it filters through your ears. Every now and then, the rhythm and melody suddenly shifts and changes with a beautiful driving synth and before you know it, you are engulfed in an psychedelic orgy of extraordinary sound and an unbelievable bass that is literally just to die for.

The third and final track "Auditory Hallucination" is by far one of the best Shufflemaster tracks I have ever heard. It begins with a combo of classic, unforgettable (and in a way, very evil) beats and more incomprehensible vocals that soon drastically undergo vicissitude and soon enough, they increase the tension of the song by adding marvelous hi-hats that are right on cue with the beats. "Auditory Hallucination" is just simply one of those songs where the rhythm and the sound gets under your skin, pulsates and goes into the core of your inner psyche, travels up to your brain and makes you want to lose control and start dancing.

An Utter Masterpiece.
Hands Down.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Aim For The Head! - Living Dead (2009) (sts-net 441)

1. Living Dead (10:55)
Country: USA
Genre: Horror Noise 
Length: 10:55 
Released: June 09 2009 
Label: Smell The Stench 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Nightshades - Despair (2008) (sts-net 271)

1. Untitled (39:00)
2. Untitled (13:05)
Country: Netherlands/Australia
Genre: Dark Ambient, Noise, Drone, 
Minimal, Abstract
Length: 52:04
Released: April 04 2008


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Owen Davis/Solvoski - Split (2012) [CSR003]

  1.   Solvoski -       Noise # 1                                 (3:36)
  2.   Solvoski -       Bitten Lips                                (4:51)
  3.   Solvoski -       Noise # 3                                 (2:42)
 4.   Solvoski -       Pink Pills And Weed                (2:50)
 5.   Solvoski -       Veronica’s Heart Murmur        (3:00)
  6.   Solvoski -       Trill                                          (4:32)
  7.   Solvoski -       Goo                                         (3:40)
  8.   Solvoski -       May Cause Liver Failure          (3:34)
  9.   Solvoski -       Dr. Benway                             (6:30)
 10. Solvoski -       Burnt Mind                              (3:27)
 11. Solvoski -       Scenester                                 (4:27)
 12. Owen Davis - Bathing In Blood                      (6:45)
 13. Owen Davis - Darkness                                 (4:15)
14. Owen Davis - Why Aren’t You Dead Yet?    (5:16)
15. Owen Davis - Chest Hair And Leather Whip (1:42)
16. Owen Davis - Mental Gangrene                     (5:41)
17. Owen Davis - The Abyss                               (3:50)

This is the 3rd album on my underground net-label, Clouded Sky Recordings. [CSR003]
P.S. Once you download this, if you can, please get on discogs and add this to your collection.

Mugon - Untitled (1997) [E-COM 015]

Ok now, let's try to reason out things for a second. If my logical approach was to implement the act of dancing as the fundamental constitutional principle of techno music, then no fundamental analysis of this release is required. The necessary inference would be that Mugon's prodigiously titled EP, "Untitled", does just that.
I'll refrain myself from any further eloquence, and come out with it: along with Umek's "AB008" and "Catapresan", Inigo Kennedy's "On The Move", Jeff Mills' "Berlin/Late Night" EPs, this is arguably the hardest thing with the 'techno' tag to have ever tore a hole through the earth's atmosphere and hit the shelves in record stores.

It would be a mind enhancing undertaking for me to try and explain why, how and where. But it's an inane idea, I'll leave pseudoscience to mr. Hawking. Two cuts delivering solid testosterone in your face at point blank range like you never wanted to imagine. The beats (need I emphasize their tremendous prepotence?) are obscene, and leave you with visible marks of maltreatment, while the embarrassingly ridiculous synths perforate stab holes unlike any other I've heard with the exception of Regis' Translation and the epochal Lanicor.

From me to you, on a strictly need to know basis: if you want to witness your crowd torn between heavenly dancing and running headless due to sudden lacerations in the pavement, avoiding a plunge into the infernal abyss, then this is the piece of vinyl you have been looking for but weren't aware of it until I told you.

Now don't you dare going around saying I never let you in on anything more than crumbs off my table. If you are dissatisfied with your copy, you are free to lodge a complaint with our super intendant, and request a pecuniary injury. Naturally, only after you pass your copy along. - Review by maroko, from

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

EXPIRE (Slovenian Underground Techno Label) (1997 - 1998)

There's nothing like some dark, underground, late 90's European Techno. Expire has it all.
Brother's Yard - Radiona [Ex002] (1997)
*A quick note: Notice how on the discogs page for the record label, there is no 3rd edition (Ex003), if anyone knows anything about this can you please make a discogs page for it and/or upload a rip.*

Mario Tanaka - Midrange [Ex008] (1998)

Umek vs. Inigo Kennedy - Made In Slovenia EP [Ex010] (1998)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Joker - Swallowed Whole Promo. (Dark Soulless Ambient, Dead Anti-Music, Noise)

"They are at it again...."
This is a little promo for an album that I've been working on for quite sometime. An album that I would like to say has the most cheerful and joyful music I've ever heard but this is not the truth. This album has some of the warped and darkest music I've ever heard in my life. I know that may sound strange coming from the person who created it, but I am not trying to lie. But truthfully, the entire thing just has this loathsome vibe to it, like the entire album has some curse hanging over itself. You just can't seem to shake the music, the imagery, the entire overall experience and warped atmosphere from your mind once you endure the whole thing from beginning to end.

Which if I may, I'd like to recommend this album to be listened either by yourself or with some friends (who hopefully are into this music as of you) with all the lights turned off and the blinds shut unless you want to listen to it in a very unfitting setting and atmosphere as of outside with the sun shinning and the birds chirping and also with children laughing in the background behind the fence in your backyard. Do you even realize what kind of picture I am trying to paint of how dark and twisted I think of this album I've made? In my opinion, it's sort of the ultimate music (however this may be argued or overruled.) to end your life to or to conjure up some sort of entity that is entirely evil to the core such as a demonic spirit or something else that isn't even from the likes of hell.