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Heavy Metal Vomit Party - Long Cold Winter Of Fire And Ice And Cliches But L
Heavy Metal Vomit Party take classic 1980’s hair/glam metal fare, and convert it into a dense, searing, truly overloaded & intense walled noise. For this CDR release, on Minneapolis based Altar of Waste, the project utilizes a tape copy of US glam metal band Cinderella’s 1988 album Long Cold Winter, to create four slices of densely roast & slightly psychedelically seared walled noise.
Ataraxy/Clive Henry - XVII
This split CDR release brings together two euro walled noise acts, and they come in the form of Germany’s Ataraxy, and UK Southampton based Clive Henry.  Both parties offer up a thirty minute track- the Ataraxy track is a dense ‘n’ brutal wall-craft, while Mr Henry’s is an equally intense yet more progressive take on wall-making.
Black Meat - L'Homme Ecorché
Black Meat is an atmospheric yet brutal walled noise project, that brings together two French noise-makers: Julien Skrobek(of Butch Bag, Static Park, Sadistic Fall, Ghost, The Sandman Wears A Mask, ect) & Joseph Szymkowiak( of Black Matter Phantasm & Uv Ursa Spr). L'Homme Ecorché, is seemingly the projects first release, and it comes in a c40 cassette edition of 20 copies, and a digital download from the labels site. I’m reviewing the cassette version of the release.
Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution

Beyond Creation are part of a crop of classically informed technical death metal bands that I've noticed emerging in the last few years, sounding most similar perhaps to Obscura (the band, not the Gorguts album).  The emphasis of their music is on tasteful and musical use of technicality, allowing intelligent theory based passages and melodic jazz fusion style guitar playing to blend comfortably with more typical tremolo and pinch harmonic dominated death metal riffing styles.  This is their second album, "Earthborn Evolution".


TER - Fingerprints
T.E.R.'s "Fingerprints" is a back-to-basics album of electronic ambient/downtempo, similar in style and mood to the output of the Fax label in the early 90's, or to the ever popular Biosphere.  The songs are minimalist constructions of interlocking melodic loops, softly understated beats and circling murmurs of synth.  According to discogs, it's the group's first release.
Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Guther - Mosaique Mosaic
This cd, from Gruenrekorder, is presented to their usual smart standards; with a full colour digipak and booklet. The album contains thirteen tracks, recorded in Cameroon by Kubisch and Guther; all of which are field recordings, unprocessed but sometimes collaged.

       
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