Making some sense of the emotionally fraught, yet tonally blistering 2021 LP from Orphan Donor.
A monthly round up of some brief reviews for albums, EPs, and tracks we missed.
This is a fearful record for sure, but it is a fear that cannot ebb away simply because you are not in control of it. In other words, paranoia.
Ramblings about new EPs and tracks off of upcoming records: crusty death metal, blistering mathcore neuroses, worming noise rock, and a myriad of other resonances.
An album review podcast of the eighth LP, Seminar IX: Darkness of Being, from the noisy sludge metal behemoths, Old Man Gloom.
“Oh, come with old Khayyám, and leave the Wise
To talk; one thing is certain, that Life flies;
One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies;
The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.”
Steeped in mysticism, Farewell’s amorphous and verdant folk compositions beckon us into an early onset of autumn.
“All the wrath of god, none of the salvation.”
Grab your makeshift wrenches and welding torches to keep this disheveled crew’s craft afloat as we strike murderous warp speed.
Ashley Jane (Dysphoria) expounds upon her early explorations of noise and discusses how these experiments eventually culminated into her biting debut album, Salt & Piss.
Alex of Death Tape Super Bass explains his reasoning for not adhering to a specific style of sound, the process by which he produces a track, and his innate desire to unearth new sounds to broaden his soundboard.
From his auditory experiments, a keen sense of candidness percolates. And amidst what sounds like unbridled chaos and static froth curdling on the surface, the baritone drones undulating underfoot lull you into a trance-like state.