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ROUGH SEX QUARTET  Recycled Music Series  CASSETTE   (RRRecords)   4.50
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A 2006 recording from Newcastle, England's Rough Sex Quartet, relased as part of the RRRecords Recycled Music series. I thought that the Rape Baby CDR that this mysterious ensemble released on At War With False Noise was one of the better harsh-wall releases that the label has put out, and this earlier recording keeps up the punishing sado-drone with two untitled sides of massive low-end distorto-avalanche that rumbles through my nervous system with an effect similiar to that of standing in a room with twenty full Marshall stacks all cranked to eleven and just...sitting...there. Like the rest of the Quartet's output, this recording is made up of behemoth uncut slabs of monotonous distortion that is a bit murkier and more bass-driven than, say, similiarly themed works from artists like Vomir and The Rita. There is something much more hypnotic and meditative about the Quartet in action, possibly due to the almost total lack of high end tones in their ocean of distortion. Like I mentioned in the review for Rape Baby, this is about as far as you can go with undynamic harsh noise. It's like a sample of a rockslide being looped infinitely and blasted at your head at maximum volume through a wall of down pillows. No fun, no energy, just a light-devouring mass of churning stygian power-ambient. For those few mutants who lust for harsh wall noise as much as I, these guys are righ up there with the aforementioned artists along with Cherry Point and Concrete Threat. Brutal! As with all Recycled Music series cassettes, this comes on a used commercial cassette tape covered with duct tape and scrawled on by Ron from RRR.


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