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Decaycast REVIEWS : UNEXAMINE “Carnal Opponent No Brothers” 7″ (OXEN RECORDS, 2015) 

UNEXAMINE “Carnal Opponent No Brothers” 7″ (OXEN RECORDS, 2015)


(Photo courtesy of OXEN RECORDS )

UNEXAMINE is Charlie Mumma of Sissy Spacek, Knelt Rote and about a million other rather amazing bands and projects collaborating with the  also prolific Danny Costa., but where do we begin with this 7″. this little blaster seems to bring all of the best elements of many of Mumma’s projects and roll them all into a ball and proceed to roll it down a mountainside in which it crushes the village below, and then next thing you know you are pushing this sharp, jagged, metallic ball of hate back up the same old hill only to be crushed by it once again. Mumma and Costa masterfully and effortlessly combine sharp edged, angular and  jittery,  wrung out and dragged through rust laden sonic  pillars of harsh noise. Unexamine is a sonic cacophony, melting  industrial style mutated percussion sounds, screeching, feedback ridden and blood gargling vocals, layers and layers of low end  rumbles, whilst keeping the listener moving and stunted at a rapid fire pacing. . Mumma and Costa peel back the skin of the listener to create a precision cut up would, by blasting the ear with a tone cannon of visceral, dark, cut up, chugging alienating sounds. There’s so much harsh noise that i listen to, but this is really blowing the  doors off my prison cell.
This 7″ is the sound of rusted garbage coming back to life and slicing the throats of its manufacturer. Mumma’s cuts on this newly released 7″ are unique ideas in harsh noise; fast paced, brooding, even occasionally rhythmic walls  and towers of hell; spliced with junk, field recordings and enough nihilism to make you smash the record player as soon as this thing ends. TOP NOTCH HARSHNESS from a veteran act  in the game. This  7” might already be sold out at the source, check in with the label or artist.

Written by : MALO

OXEN RECORDS

CHARLIE MUMMA

DECAYCAST020: VSLS : SOUTH AMERICAN FIELD RECORDINGS v1.


DECAYCAST020: VSLS : SOUTH AMERICAN FIELD RECORDINGS v1.
DIRGE FOR THE ONE’S WHO BRING SUN (Part 1)(24:06)
DIRGE FOR THE ONE’S WHO BRING RAIN (Part 2) (27:10)

From expat visual artist, instrument builder, archivist and all around sound guru Mr. Travis Johns, VSLS project brings us one of the furthest stretching decaycast sonic content aggregator machines to date, with his stunning collection of raw and modified field recordings from around Costs Rica, and other parts of South America. Synthesizer, field recordings, hums, buzzes, winds and microcircuits all gel together for a dark tribute to those who move the earths axis with mind control. Best listened to in the rain forest at night right after your flashlight batteries are no more. dark, explorative music for the modern nomad.