Thursday, August 13, 2015

Ligature - Night Discussions

Ligature - Night Discussions

Power electronics by means of NYC. I've been sleeping on some of the more recent stuff Beyond The Ruins put out but I'm very glad I picked this up. Each songs builds up very nicely. Highly recommended and sold out from the label, it might pop up in some distros.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Covered In Sand - Live At The Complex

Covered In Sand - Live At The Complex

More industrial techno, I'm on a roll. Covered In Sand aka Shifted plays a much more club and driving techno than let's say the OAKE mix that was just posted. More akin to Shapednoise, Vatican Shadow, etc. Just think really dark and heavy techno. Solid mix though, definitely worth checking out if this is your thing.

OAKE - Live In Marseille

OAKE - Live In Marseille

I am so glad Ascetic House released this. While OAKE's late 2014 LP Auferstehung was one of my favorite records of the year (made my top 10!) I feel like it went under the radar for most people. I saw OAKE in London last year and they blew me away and while this isn't a seedy London club, I am still someone who appreciates live recordings, especially ones done right (this). If you aren't familiar with OAKE they make noisy and fairly brutal industrial techno and dark ambient with vocals which bring out some of the hidden melodies and layers. This is just an hour long live recording of a great set they played. I pieced it together so it's one continuous song. This isn't for everyone who's fans with this blog, but I strongly suggest checking this and their LP "Auferstehung" out.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Varg - Under The Roman Lash

Varg - Under The Roman Lash

I probably didn't go as crazy as I should have with all the new Ascetic House tapes but I'm happy with my haul. I haven't listened to most of what I got but I was very excited to hear this one and it didn't disappoint. Varg has put out a number of things this year, most notably an LP on Northern Electronics, which was great. This is the same industrial techno/dark ambient style but isn't as refined as that album (obviously), but for what it is I enjoy it. 3 tracks are "live electronics" and the other 3 tracks were from an improvised show. I don't know if I'd throw this on before the Ursviken album so if you like this and haven't heard that I definitely recommend checking it out.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Appetite - s/t

Appetite - s/t

By request, here is the recent Ascetic House NYC release from Jane Chardiet and Ciarra Black. If you can make it through the first mediocre techno track then you will be treated with 2 rhythmic power electronics tracks that really do it for me. I hope they keep making really noisy industrial techno, rhythmic power electronics, or whatever you want to call it since that is where this release really shines.