DECAYCAST#036: NIHAR BHATT : V/A: ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE DJ Mix

DECAYCAST#036: NIHAR BHATT :  V/A: ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE DJ Mix on RATSKIN RECORDS, 2017 

IMA “Meshes”
TERROR APART “Perfectly Nowhere”
BIG DEBBIE “E.P. Hypnosis”
AH MER AH SU “Write This Off”
SNEAX (LaTron + Obsidian Blade) “Till The End 100%”
Piano Rain “Last Year” Remastered
PRIST “Still Movin'”
FORBIDDEN COLORS “Green Smiley Face Sticker”
BONUS BEAST “Direct Dive”
ZEEK SHECK “7777-01-07 Son”
JOSHUA KIT CLAYTON “Morning Rasp”
HIROSHI HASEGAWA “Homeobox”
MALOCCULSION “Walk Of The Dead, Part One”
S.B.S.M. “Godzilla”
POD BLOTZ “The Current”
MOOR MOTHER “CTM Five”
BRIAN TESTER “Chrono People”
GOLDEN DONNA “Wired For The Worst”
THE CREATRIX “D B No Moral Universe”
CIARRA BLACK “Don’t Say It, Volume 1”
RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER “Technofeminism House”
ZANNA NERA “In My Veins”
JASMINE INFINITI “Scratchy A”
ELROND “Hart Start”
DIMENTIA “Specimen Identity”
PARALYCYST “Untitled”
SHARON TATE FETUS EXPLOSION “Personal Brand”
V.E.X. “Ride The Time”
arc “Breathe Couplings Undulation Map”

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On The Origin Of Rogue Pulse / Gravity Collapse: About two weeks to the day before Ghostship, we returned home after days of protests; as always feeling defeated, BEING defeated another day of violence enacted upon the communities’ consciousness; Witnessing the beautiful families of oakland wading through never ending rivers of trauma enacted on all marginalized communities through state sanctioned violence and racism in Oakland, and the Bay Area at large. A compilation will not solve this, a thousand compilations will not solve this, but we have done nothing to combat this and we have to start somewhere. ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE is an uncertain yet thorough attempt to demonstrate to propose a restructuring of how artists, labels, promoters, venues and other “institutions” and INSTITUTIONS use their privilege, time, talents, and resources. But before we could do that, and begin to unpack the complexities around all of these issues, in one single night, the community lost thirty six souls, including founding members of our collective, artists on our label, family members, and so much more in Ghostship and then months after RP/GC was released, almost a dozen more in the San Pablo Fire months later which displaced hundreds of longstanding Black members of the community, and lastly the North Bay fires. There is only so many ways to process or not process this stuff, but we came up with a compilation. We weren’t sure how long it would be, who would be included, how we would present it to the public without exacerbating the commodification of grief, and without taking visibility away from traumas enacted against the Oakland community at large, outside of the “artistic” community. We weren’t really at all sure how we would divide up the money, how we would promote it, but sometimes you don’t have any other fucking choice, even if it raised $100 you never know how far that could go.. Ghostship was, and still is a horrendous blow to our local creative community, many of whom had already been resisting against the structural wrath and chaos of a white supremacist, sexist, capitalist culture, and therefore already just struggling to create and survive, day by day hour by hour minute by minute. In short, many communities were fragmented and tormented long before Ghostship, and Ghostship, for many of us, brought a blade of mass trauma slicing through reality, grief, chaos, distrust and confusion that uprooted the community in so many different ways. The Immediate Fire relief fund literally saved people’s lives by the way and all the love should be given to them and those working on the periphery as well.

What was crucial for us was linking in those deeply affected and lost in Ghostship fire while also keeping the financial and conceptual focus on the organizations we chose to support before the fire, Black Lives Matter and St James Infirmary in San Francisco. Before we knew it, it was out. It was like the best and worst possible distraction, and in MANY ways, postponed a lot of the mental and physical healing that members of the collective needed to do for ourselves but at the same time it was, and still very much is an entry point for beginning the process. For me personally, this has easily been the single most important release I have ever been a part of for numerous reasons, but the single biggest reason is because it saved my life, literally, so many times I cannot even count and it did that by showing me the undeniable ferociousness of our community. Every track on ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE, came as a blessing, a hug, a shoulder to cry on, but also they came as weapons, one hundred and eighty seven weapons, and we couldn’t be happier with the finished offering, as it strives to demonstrate the unrelenting power through all of the trauma and grief that our community and the people of Oakland, through various intersections possess and present with every moment that they exist. Nihar’s essential, heartfelt, and nearly perfect distillation of the thirteen hours of Rogue Pulse / Gravity Collapse, carefully and masterfully sharpens heavy stones of grief into razor blades of warmth, love, creativity, and determination of our community like daggers to the throat of a broken, corrupt system. Every tear shed will eventually freeze to form an icicle to thrust into the socket of a system which has cast away so many amazing, beautiful, creative, people.

This mix is one for everyone who has lost a loved one at the hands of systemic violence. Your tears will not go unnoticed, and this is just the beginning.

This mix is one  for  everyone who has  lost a loved one  at the  hands of  systemic violence. Your  tears will not go unnoticed, and this is just the beginning.  

Follow Nihar’s projects NINE, \ LEFT HAND PATH & SURFACE TENSION

The physical edition of  ROGUE PULSE   / GRAVITY    is SOLD OUT  as of  Today, but the  digital download is  available HERE ON BANDCAMP  via RATSKIN.

 

-MD. Dec 1, 2017

 

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DECAY CAST Reviews: John Rasmussen “DModes” Digital EP (Not On Label, 2017)

 

DECAY CAST Reviews: John Rasmussen “DModes” Digital EP (Not On Label, 2017)

Rasmussen is the solo project of John Rasmussen.  He is based out of Denver Colorado, USA. His styles range from harsh noise to IDM / experimental / minimal. John began performing in 1999 after many years of recording. Originally John started Page 27 with John Gross in 1994 and for years around that time he played cello for 6 years.  John Rasmussen and John Gross work on putting on the Denver Noise Fest, http://denvernoisefest.com/ (started in 2010) and performs with Michael Nowak/John Gross as Page 27 regularly”

For this  release, “DModes” Rasmussen blends harsh noise, ambient loop sections, field recordings,  found sounds, augmented voice, lo fi transmissions blasted, blown out  rhythm sections, data bending  sonic sculptures; kind of but  not so similar to  the  sounds of  machines and  programs  dying, failing, flailing, and  fucking exploding in the  face of the user; with no  where to  run and nowhere to hide.  Belching, fizzing digital  gargling  spews out of the  speakers in long harsh seeing  breaths of  aural decimation. The first two tracks “Xenu” and  “DModes”  start similar with a minimal, crunchy digital  sounding  tone  burst, but both slowly eclipse into walls of harsh feedback, malfunctioning, or  properly function  triggers, and  sequencers. The Midi Cable has  come alive to strangle its user, and  the  user  repents.  The  B Side boasts live  versions of both of the  tracks  on  side  A. Although the  fidelity is a  bit lacking on the live recordings, the damage, confusion and discomfort is all still there.  Despite the  abstracted composition both of the  love  tracks don’t  stray too far from the  originals  presented on Side A,  which is  both impressive and  exciting  considering the noisy and chaotic nature of the project.

Often times with harsh noise it can be  extremely difficult to  tell the  source of the  sound, albeit  conceptual maybe it’s not important  what the  source is but with  Rasmussen ‘s work  it  screams a  healthy dose of  both digital and  analog  electronics and  processing.  Just as the  listener is being washed away in a sea of  white  noise trauma, the  chaos  fades and the listener is  left  with  bleep, dot,  error information?  A  single  dial tone to the  brain that has  already escaped.  What happens the  moment before meltdown?  Check the  band camp and  find out  HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

BEAST NEST “Pluto” Video Premiere

BEAST NEST “Pluto” Video Premiere :

(video directed by : malocculsion)

The efforts of  Bay Area  artist, musician, healer, promoter and educator  Sharmi Basu are seemingly endless and  so far reaching  that  before  one has the opportunity  to grasp  and contextualize  one action in the  greater realm of experimental music, they are onto the next.

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Between constantly touring, and  releasing last years  “Taste Of India” cassette (Ratskin), a new  Tour  EP  for  her  recently completed  European tour,  running  The Mara Performance Collective,  which self describes as “a performance and improvisation group that is centered on shared politics and identity.  The MPC is focused on radical people of color, that is non-white folks, and is emphasizing those who identify as queer, trans, and/or womyn of color.”, and it’s offshoot, Brown Noise  , have become staples for many new  and  experienced artists to gain and refine their “chops” so to speak outside of the  white male patriarchy which has historically taken up so much space in noise and  underground communities.  Most recently, Basu was  a  part of The Universe Is Lit:  the bay area’s  first ever Black and  Brown Punk Festival with  fellow curators Shawna Shawnte, Jade Ariana and Titania Kumeh, and recently opening for electronic music’s den mother Suzanne Ciani at the  San Francisco Electronic Music Festival,  Through all of this, Basu has both ears, a dog and a mic to the ground in the  forefront of  experimental music, politics, and community building.  She  even contributed a track to the recently released  “Rogue Pulse /  Gravity Collapse” compilation (Ratskin)  which spawns twelve hours of music in direct support of  Black Lives Matter,  St James Infirmary, and The Oakland  Immediate Relief Fund, which  consisted of  Basu and  several other femme organizers who took  and  distributed donations after last year’s Ghostship tragedy which claimed the lives of thirty six souls of the  Oakland and  bay area

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BEAST NEST . Photo:  Gabby Gamboa.

creative community, many of whom were  close to Basu.   Despite all of this  loss, chaos, and  uncertainty with these  violent, chaotic, shaking and bleeding times,  Basu marches forward  and  continues to help  pave the way for the  decolonization of  experimental, underground, music and  art. A  necessary, radical  action, like many aspects of confronting white supremacy,  which is long overdue.

Today, Basu releases a video for  “Pluto”  which is  from the B side of the “Taste of  India”  cassette, released in an edition of  100  cassettes on Ratskin in fall of last year, which can be viewed above.  The video blends analog and  video  synthesis, feedback, found  footage and  digital  video processing. Make sure to  click the  HD option in the  youtube window for  maximum definition, as the  video is  visually dense. Please make sure to    Follow her Bandcamp,  or   Soundcloud  orrrrrrr  main website for more information and  current shows. She also has a Patreon which has some amazing  incentives!

 

 

CBN – “BE THERE WHEN I DIE, ALL I WANT IS UR SADNESS” (MOONWORSHIPPER RECORDS, 2017)

CBN – “BE THERE WHEN I DIE, ALL I WANT IS UR SADNESS” (MOONWORSHIPPER RECORDS, 2017)

REVIEW BY Rob Buttrum (FILTH, OUT OF BODY RECORDS)

CBN IS THE MASTER OF OPPRESSIVE AS FUCK, DARK, BROODING AND DANK POWER
ELECTRONICS. MENACING DRONES & UNCOMFORTABLY BURIED VOCALS INTO NASTY SYNTH PROGRESSIONS. A MASTER OF BUILDING A
HEAVY EMOTIONAL SETTING. CBN CONTINUES THIS TREND BUT WITH MUCH MORE DYNAMICS AND A SLIGHTLY MORE INDUSTRIAL
SOUNDS THAN BEFORE. IF POSSIBLE ITS EVEN HEAVIER AND MORE FOREBODING THAN EVER. TWO LONG TRACKS MAKE UP THIS TWISTED AND CRUSHING RECORD.

TRACK 1.
I JUST WANNA WATCH PIGS DROWN – PURE HATE AND DISGUST FOR THE SCUM OF THE EARTH WE CALL PIGS. TREATED CB RADIO COLLAGE FADES INTO A RHYTHMIC METALLIC POUNDING.A TRANCE INDUCING DIRGE THAT GROWS WITH EACH MINUTE. BRUTAL AND HARSH AS HELL YET HYPNOTIC. BEAUTIFUL, DISGUSTING AND UNRELENTING ARE WAVES OF NOXIOUS SYNTH
PROGRESSIONS AND THUNDEROUS PULSES WITH MASSIVE, OOZING BASS TONES THAT HIT YOU OVER AND OVER. NO REMORSE, CRUSHING. AGONIZING & RAW BELTS OF VOCALS OVERLAY
THIS THICK AND MELTING SLAB OF SOUND. HUGE AND THICK AS IT CRUMBLES, SHARP AND PIERCING AS IT MELTS INTO A POOL OF SHIMMERING SLIME. ONLY SMOKE AND REVENGE
REMAIN IN THE AIR AS ALL ELSE DISSIPATES.

TRACK 2
PERISH AWAY – NAUSEATING SYNTH LEADS CUT DEEP AS YOUR SIMULTANEOUSLY CRUSHED EVER SO SLOWLY BY WAVES OF PUTRID BASS AND UNCOMFORTABLE SQUEALS & SCREAMS.
A NIGHTMARISH HELL IS CONJURED. EERIE FREQUENCIES SLOWLY GRINDING ON YOUR BONES TILL THEY TURN TO DUST. A MASSIVE PRESENCE WITHERING YOU AWAY TO NOTHING.
SLOWLY GATHERING UP A RHYTHM FOR YOU TO GRASP. MIGHT BE THE ONLY THING LEFT TO HANG ON TO BEFORE YOU PERISH.”

Check out Miguel Rocha’s CBN project in an article from the DENVER WESTWORD HERE !

VOLTAGE DROP RETURNS TONIGHT IN OAKLAND WITH PACKED LINEUP – TO RAISE MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR THE FIRE RELIEF FUND!

VOLTAGE  DROP RETURNS TONIGHT IN OAKLAND  WITH STACKED LINEUP

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As  Voltage  Drop  returns for  its  first outing in 2017, it brings together a  fully stacked lineup of some of the  best the  bay has to offer in esoteric, intentioned, radical electronic music and sound.   In just one year VOLTAGE DROP has presented almost a dozen events, all help exclusively at The Legionnaire Saloon, climb about  twenty steps, drop a crumpled up  five dollar bill (or  more, since its  also a  benefit for the  Oakland Immediate Fire  Relief  Fund ),  on the table and you are  quickly transported into the  sights and  sounds of  VOLTAGE  DROP.  Aside from the  regular residents, VOLTAGE DROP is  excited to  have two  really special guests for this offering  which include bay area gabber/hardcore/hip  hop/noise/bicycle/MPC/Body Count  head and  label owner of the  MSET imprint , VICTOR VANKMEN, and back for the  second time, of of the best kept  secrets in the  BAY AREA  dance music  scene, SHIZATIN!. SHIZATIN has been supporting VOLTAGE DROP  from day one and we are beyond honored to  welcome her into the  crew. You’d never know she  wasn’t a ten year veteran in this game by listening to  these  masterfully crafted and  necessary femme fronted trap / dance / hip hop mixes.  With the  impending doom of the  new  president and the  worsening conditions all around SHIZATIN comes as a wave of  fresh air  condensed into a  hurricane of healing and pro Blackness into the  scene! – be on the lookout for  mixtapes  from both SHIZATIN and VICTOR VANKMEN in the  coming weeks from the  VD imprint.

Stylistically VOLTAGE DROP  began as an opportunity  to  focus on DJ sets from it’s  residents and  founders,  BONUS BEAST  (who has a pretty fantastic archive of mixes online HERE  which you should check out asap) , KOZI, FLOWER PATTERN, DEMONSLEEPER, AND  MALO (Malocclusion), but  soon DEMONSLEEPER aka Sandy Sleeper aka  FUNKY V, moved to Puerto Rico to help run family restaurant, and now noise  venue  La  Boveda!, and they were left  with four, and  slowly but steadily shifted the lens to more live acts  with DJ”s interspersed. . If you come out , you’ll see realtime  live camera   analog  visuals  being mixed and  synthesized with  ease, care, and  great articulation  from VD resident, and analog video synth maestro  FLOWER PATTERN (aka Adrian Saenz).  Tonight will open up  with introduction sets  from KOZI (Malditos/International Freak Out A Go Go / Where It’s At /) and  MALO  (Ratskin Records) at 9pm sharp playing tribute sets  to  some  friends  we  lost in the  Oakland Ghostship tragedy,

Opening the  show  will be  first time VOLTAGE DROP  performer , but  NO newcomer to the scene,SPELLLING  .  I  first saw  this project  perform at Oakland  Secret, and if   tonight’s set is anything like  that you can  expect a dark, hauntingly  esoteric, lush set of musical offerings, effortlessly, simultaneously speaking to the past and future.  SPELLLING blends synths, keys, voice and  occasional beats to  create a  lush, textured, esoteric blend of  electronic sounds. Check the  cuts below off their  soundcloud.

Slotted to  perform second is, MAYA SONGBIRD.  Maya, who was  born and  raised in the  infamous Castro District of san Francisco  lives and  produces in Oakland, and is fresh off a  new  cassette/CD release on RATSKIN RECORDS, called  “Welcome To The Darkside”, her  follow up to  2015’s EP

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“WELCOME TO THE DARKSIDE” RATSKIN RECORDS, 2016

on the same  la
bel titled “Queen of Darkness” Songbird offers fun, energetic, and empowering performances for herself and her  audience but don’t  let  her positive, empowering presence fool you, she is watching you and taking notes and ready to  destroy the  patriarchy and  white supremacist tendencies of the music and  art  industry through song, performance, and recordings.  Check her soundcloud for  an endlessly  deep well of musical offerings in everything from disco, EDM, rock and  experimental.

Also on the bill are  two of the  bay area’s  hardware synthesizer  masters GROUP RHODA,  and  RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER.

First  up, bay area modular wizard, activist, and artist RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER offers their unique, honed in style of body music, which inherently fights against the whitewashing and male dominated dance and beat scenes.avatars-000269412838-azbtrf-t500x500

BUTLER seems to perform, DJ, and record and a seemingly maddening pace over the last year and has gained notable recognition, and rightfully so from all of the hottest blogs and magazines from THE FADER for their  new track “Without Fear”, an empowering anthem for all marginalized communities,  FACT MAG, in which they talk about their newest batch of recordings, “Dropping Out Of Life”  and many more , and recently has opened for the TEXAS synth pioneers SURVIVE as well as SOFT METALS. Butler continues to  craft beautiful, necessary works for  a  myriad of labels including OPAL TAPES, JACKTONE RECORDS, and many more.  Check a  track or  two off your  to do list here   where  VICE  talks about the  new  EP dedicated to the  Ghostship Tragedy.

Closing our the  night will be GROUP  RHODA offers up a sound thats hard  to define but  references early CHRIS and  COSEY, C.T.I. , TARA CROSS , MENTAL CODE, and many of the greats from the early 80’s  synth / ebm / body music scene , while offering  her  own quirky, warm,  contemporary, beautiful  versions of  esoteric dance numbers.  Self described as “Oakland. tropical darkwave, light industrial, dust…..analog synth medium super live style, negating the sound of conformity, control, and wastefulness through imagination development techniques and well considered destructiveness”

Lush  synths skate on top of masterfully and  articulately  programmed drum machines and  synthesizers, and her  voice tells tales of  psychedelic and  psychic spaces, journeys, political unrest and personality. GR  has  produced records for  the NOT NOT FUN and  NIGHT  SCHOOL labels. but  check their  soundcloud for  newer recordings.

This  event is a new model for shows where  50% of the money raised  after the door  cut  goes to the  artists and  50%  goes to a specific cause. In this case, VOLTAGE DROP will be donating to the Oakland  Immediate Fire Relief fund which has been assisting blood and  chosen family and  close  friends, roommates, etc from those  directly affected by the  Ghostship Tragedy in Oakland on Dec 2, 2016. If  you can’t make the show tonight, please  consider  donating to the  Immediate  Fire  Relief  Fund here!

FOR MORE INFO ON UPCOMING VOLTAGE DROP HAPPENINGS FOLLOW THE HERE  AND HERE  and  check some  DJ MIXES  HERE 

DECAYCAST 2017 UPDATES

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-12-15-37-pmHello, and  if you’re reading this, you’re  probably one of the  few  loyal followers of  Decaycast over the  years,  we have been sporadicly posting over the last few years, and  this year its  time to  finally take it to the next level. We  announce  with  heavy hearts that the  original founder of  DECAYCAST, Jsun Adrian McCarty is no longer with us  as  they have passed in the  Oakland Ghostship tragedy, as well as many other  close  family and  friends. It  is  with a  heavy heart and  watery eyes that we announce  this to  the  Decaycast community, and  a re-shaping of Decaycast  with more inclusion, more  community centered, less standard review  topics and  a  myriad of other things is going to be the  next step.  Before Jsun passed we were  talking of  finally getting  this  thing off the  ground again, with a possible hardcopy zine as well which we are looking into as well for the future.  One thing we have learned from the  tragic Oakland fire was that we  need to  control the  discourse around our  own work as artists, musicians, historians and  the like, and  Decaycast  will attempt to serve  just as  this.  The mainstream media, just like the  city, stare, and federal apparatus is not here for artists, its not here for the  disenfranchised, it’s only there for  itself  and to uphold the  racist, sexist, and  xenophobic belief systems which reinforce and stem from, capitalism. I want to make  Decaycast an open platform for bay area  disenfranchised artists and musicians to  help control the  discourse around their own work, and  do it  right, With this in mind, if  you’d like to  contribute (reviews,  interviews,  brief  writeup’s etc)- please  email  decaycast(at)gmail.com and  lets  talk  some ideas.  We leave you with this  image  commemorating all of the brave and  powerful souls we lost in the Oakland fire as well as a link for the  Immediate  Fire  Relief  Fund which has been providing funds and  access to  chosen family of those  we  lost on the  tragic  day of December 2, 2016.

Thank you for reading and we hope you will join us on the next stages of this  literary journey…

MASTER LIST OF  GHOSTSHIP SUPPORT LINKS 

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DECAYCAST EPISODE 024: OCTOBER CUT UP INDUSTRIALZ

 

 

DECAYCAST EPISODE 024: OCTOBER CUT UP INDUSTRIALZ

NORIEGAS – “a side excerpt”
TYLER HOLMES “1/2”
EARTHBOUND “infinite Spiral”
FORBIDDEN COLORS – “City & The Pillars”
BOTCHED FACELIFT “Eye of the Jackly”
SPK “untitled live”
TARA CROSS -“untitled tape 04”
MAYA SONGBIRD “Wicked Attraction”
BONUS BEAST “Disaster”

 

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BOTCHED FACELIFT “s/t”c30 (Obfuscated Records , 2015)

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BOTCHED  FACELIFT  may be some of the  most demented, damaged,  abrasive, and  guttural noise / power electronics that  has  come into the  DECAYCAST  review  bin in quite some time.  Botched Facelift is  the solo  brain child of  may area multi instrumentalist Dario Puga  who can be  seen playing anything from a sitar, to piles of home-brewed electronic synths and oscillators, contact microphones, synthesizers, and everything in between. Puga is a longtime  player in the  game  and projects have always been  top notch, yet remained in the  esoteric circles of dedicated lifers, this new release  sounds and looks  beautiful, as  all of the releases from Adrian Dimond’s  Obfuscated Records  do!

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BOTCHED FACELIFT crafts  harsh, industrial noise, blending layers of  warm, screeching synths, distorted screamed  vocals, and homemade noise devices into   cut up layers  of destructive systems of harsh noise, bloated, pounding, industrialized rhythms;   buzzing oscillators, robotic like abrasion, spastic, jittery styled cut up pillars of hell,. The  first side is a tour  de force of a complex, dense, dank landscape, articulated with  peaks and  troughs of  analog fuzzing insanity, This tape  just kept bleeding out of the sound system,   banging my head  against the speaker with its  vile, magnetic hands,  a  caucaphanous, nauseating, distorted, jarring experience of  movement and sound,  all the while  losing orientation and  caught in a loop of  confusion and fear, my favorite place!.

 

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This cassette work  is a  dizzying, wild, dark, rollercoaster  ride  though a hailstorm of  analog  machine, pulsing, pushing, marching in circles avoiding  their own aural deaths whilst  occasionally and impactfully colliding with  and amplifying all of the  subtle layers of  evil and confusion constructed within the  soundscapes articulated by Botched Facelift.  There’s melody, there’s rhythms, occasional beats even, but the listener is  never placed in a  familiar  zone for too long as the sonic landscape is  forever in earthquake brain mod  status and Puga never lingers in any one aspect of the  structure nor the  instrumentation  for very long, as we   rip,  curl, and  dredge through the  swampy  trenches of  aural  discomfort and  negativity. The standout track “Eye of the  Jackyl” is  dark, brooding, fast  paced tour  through a sonic hell of  despair, anger, and even  articulation. Lyrics are  somewhat  unintelligible but  I won’t  attempt transcription here, but let the listener  construct their  own thoughts! BOTCHED FACELIFT offers u a stellar  thirty minute presentation of  some of the  darker and more insane sounding noise/industrial we’ve heard in a minute, 10/10 would  torture myself again!

BOTCHED FACELIFT –  BUY THIS  RELEASE

 

https://obfuscatedrecords.bandcamp.com/music

 

TONIGHT. VOLTAGE DROP DANCE PARTY AT THE LEGIONNAIRE IN OAKLAND

TONIGHT.  VOLTAGE DROP DANCE PARTY AT THE LEGIONNAIRE IN OAKLAND 

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Voltage Drop – Industrial / Electronic Dance Club V:7
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Live Sets:
TYLER HOLMES (cassette release show on RATSKIN RECORDS)
https://tylerholmes.bandcamp.com/

AH MER AH SU
http://www.makestarfamous.com/

PANDER
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Performed Live by
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Resident DJs:
Bonus Beast
Malocclusion
Kozi

speciel guest DJ:
Shizatin

Live Visuals:
Flower Pattern

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DECAYCAST REVIEWS: HEY EXIT “Else” Cassette/Digital (2015)

“Else”  was  recorded by HEY  EXIT, in Brooklyn NY in 2015, but  you’d  never  really be able to tell as  it comes off  as this  sort of  timeless  drone recording.  “Else”  starts with a low, slow, cloudy  drone and  slowly builds and  destroys  subtlety across the  entire album. The  first sounds that  emerge  are  delicate.  spacious, tone  poems of  humming synths? guitars? who knows?  but the  source a1533371763_16isn’t  really that important and the sounds  create a sonic  space  that exists  somewhat outside of  codified instrumentation, structure,  rhythm. The  sonic palette of HEY EXIT is  largely of a similar toolset, at least on Else, and the cassette is broken up into five tracks, however they all function as  one  breadth, decaying and  gently bleeding into each other. “What Role, If  Any”  is  probably the track that feels   most complete on its  own in terms of a moving composition within itself and  offers arguably the most  sonic  density and  variety on this EP.

The sounds themselves  are a  plush mesh of drones,  blissed  out  and  stretched  out  orchestral swells, slow attack  guitar  swells,  strategically placed crunches of  rumbling  distortion, and  wind. The  tempo of  Else is  made up of slow, delicately offered  pulses, as  if  someone was  breathing  out the notes, blowing ou

t the  tempo on a single  flickering candle,  but  not  through a wind  instrument, the  attack is gone, the breath has  transformed into a slow,  churning, crawling, beautiful sound.  The slow, crawling , glossy pillars of  sounds ,  at times  almost seemed to  sync up with my breath as i was  sitting in the dark listen

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ing to the  cassette on repeat. This is  excellent  “meditation” music, or at least music that  begs of  slow action, slow  thought,  slow body movements, and slow listening. There  are moments  that  get “noisy” in the traditional sense, but they never  obliterate or  destroy the  more  quiet, subtle  tones  that dance and  breathe  as he main life  source of the  piece.  “Else”  is  a delicately crafted ambient  drone offering for  fans of  slow, delicate, breathing music to  listen to  on a foggy, crawling  confusing day. Highly enjoyable.

 

You can   check this release and more  from HEY  EXIT,  here