Cool compilation of contempo power electronics / death industrial / HNW outfits that was curated by Corrosive Art; with all exclusive material, this features a bunch of the best extreme electronics projects around and includes some of my current faves.
The track from Finland's Haare begins with sampled dialogue from an old LSD documentary before shifting into a crude, painfully abrasive assault of psychedelic noise, waves of distortion and feedback crashing into an ocean of reverb, deformed synthesizer blurt, and chaotic horror. The last few minutes sound like K2 performing in a haunted house. Sick Seed turns in another of his brutal slabs of rotting industrial pummel and oozing feedback-slime on "Swollen Pigface", while the consistently awesome Steel Hook Prostheses drags you down into more of its crushing, clinical deathpulse and hellish mechanical dirge - this track ("Logs") rules. The crumbling black walls on Shift's "Splinter You Into A Thousand Pieces And Scatter You To The Wind" goes for a more subtle sonic assault, transmitting ominous broken radio signals through a suffocating blizzard of nuclear fallout, and producing the compilation's most carcinogenic track. Lots of other, equally evil demonstrations of electronic terror abound: Poland's Brandkommando channels the frisson of open warfare into a squirming synth-throb, an unleashing of panzer-industrial nightmares, followed by Climax Denial's rumbling, whirring meltdown, much harsher than the other stuff I've heard from this project and sounding vaguely like something from C.C.C.C.
"Pour En Finir Avec Le Jugement De Dieu" is a solid chunk of hypnotic black static from Alo Girl, opening the second side in an avalanche of noise, and Graon Belt does a similar turn away from the domination of PE on the tape by dropping a colossal mountain of junk-noise and cut-up deathsqueal on top of you for more than five minutes. On "Toilet", Content Nullity appears in pitch black ambient mode before setting loose the heaviest fuckin' track here, a grinding, earth-chewing nightmare that's the one genuinely terrifying piece of "music" on III.
Some of the artists who I wasn't familiar with turn in some killer PE punishment. Diutesc's "Babylondon" starts off like your standard feedback-rant, but it quickly turns into something very different as a hypnotic looping rhythm takes over. A heavily distorted voice chants in a rhythmic cadence over top, and feedback and static is woven into a throbbing black mass; it reminds me of early 80s industrial like SPK and Throbbing Gristle. And Vidine Ramybe summons a blast of black volcanic fire on "Papinuke" that seeks to consume the earth. It's Disciplinia Urbana's black-gloved stalker "Face Humana" that made the biggest impression, taking a simple mesmerizing machine-throb and the grainy audio of a girl pleading in French and turning them into an arresting piece of sonic dread.
The tape comes in a xeroxed 12-page booklet with artwork from each artist, packaged in a clear zip-loc bag, and limited to just 97 hand-numbered copies.