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LINEKRAFT  Bouryoku Kikai  CD   (Black Plagve)   9.99
Bouryoku Kikai IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR ORDER

Linekraft's third album Bouryoku Kikai (out via the mighty Malignant sub-label Black Plague) is the first I've heard from this Japanese industrial outfit and its mastermind Masahiko Okubo; when I saw the term "junk-noise" being thrown around in reference to 'em, I figured that I was going to be in for some K2-style action: mountains of scrap metal and broken steel crashing down in slow motion, huge roaring walls of metal smashing against metal, apocalyptic destruction possibly flecked with some electronic elements, you know the drill. I'm almost always in the mood for some of that. Turned out to be something much heavier going on here, though, as Linekraft's violent abuse of metal/scrap/debris only makes up one layer of this grim cyber-punk industro-crush.

These five tracks all make heavy use of harsh, abrasive metal sounds and there is a LOT going on here that hardcore K2 fans can sink their teeth into, but the metallic banging and crashing and pounding seems to be composed, the sounds structured into clear rhythms and defined passages. Crunching metal is forged into monstrous robotic rhythms, a factory-floor symphony of reverberant clang and clank, onto which Linekraft adds a variety of processed and mutated samples, blasts of orchestral sound, mysterious murmuring voices and waves of corrosive noise and distortion and, best of all, some seriously fucking heavy bass frequencies later on the disc that has some parts of this veering into an almost Skin Chamber level of mechanical heaviness. What it really reminds me of is Dissecting Table's more chaotic dirge-like material, although this goes in more of a death-factory atmosphere. Adorned in cool black and white artwork that includes some photos of Okubo's formidable looking rig cobbled together from guitar amps, oil drums, and dangerous looking metal-shop equipment. Comes in a six panel digipack, and is limited to a mere 400 copies - highly recommended if yer into the heavier extremes of pneumatic horror...


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Sample : LINEKRAFT-Bouryoku Kikai