Various : Manifest Destiny: A New World Digest

2010 : Triskele Recordings Format : CD Compilation recordings are always a hit or miss affair, themed comps even more so, but this surprising release from the newly formed Triskele Recordings label definitely falls on the former. The album is collection of thirteen US artists from the Industrial and Neofolk genres. Spread the Plague…

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Wolf Eyes/Sickness : There Is A Part Of Me That You Will Never Know

Hospital Productions: 2008 Format: LP From Hospital Productions comes this monstrous collaboration between two of experimental music’s heaviest hitters, Wolf Eyes and Sickness. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this but I was pretty fucking sure I wouldn’t be disappointed. I was not. Each side is around thirteen minutes long and yes I…

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Werewolf Jerusalem/Regosphere : Split

DumpsterScore: 2008 Format: CDr I grabbed this one since Werewolf Jerusalem is one of my favorite of the Richard Ramirez projects and I hadn’t had a fix in awhile. There’s so much new stuff coming out I gave up trying to keep up long ago. I feel sorry for any serious RR completists out there.…

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Werewolf Jerusalem : In Horror

Abhorrent A.D.: 2007 Format: C20 Cassette WJ is one of the many guises of prolific-as-hell Houston noise-monger Richard Ramirez. Having been a fan of Power Electronics for many years, I’d never really been into straight noise…even though at times the lines tend to blur between the two and both genres will use elements of the…

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Werewolf Jerusalem : Dark Night Of The Scarecrow

Deadline Recordings/Audio Theft Recordings: 2007 Format: 4xCDr For years I skirted around the edges of the genre of anti-music known as “Noise”. I’ve always been a fan of the more extreme forms of audio expression, black/death metal, old school industrial and power electronics, yet I’d never been able to completely get my head around noise.…

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Weak Sisiters : My Girl

Heavy Psych : 2009 Format : C20 Cassette In my mail and to the deck, more noise nasties from Heavy Psych. This one is from a project of William Van Gorder, who’s name you might (or might not) recognize from Other Peoples Children. While there’s several releases under the WK moniker, my only previous listening…

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Vice Wears Black Hose : Part 2

Violent Noise Atrocities : 2009 Format : CD VWBH is the collaboration project of two noise heavyweights, Texas legend Richard Ramirez (Black Leather Jesus, Werewolf Jerusalem) and Canada’s Sam McKinlay (The Rita). This project is one of many Ramirez is involved inspired by his obvious worship of Giallo films. This release is the second in…

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Various : Total Gape

Negation Is Freedom : 2008 Format: C60 Cassette I’m usually wary of comps of any sort. Even in the underground it can be a lame attempt to push label fodder by throwing in a few unreleased jewels from some well respected projects. Relative newcomer Negation Is Freedom (ran by one of the members of White…

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