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Review: TO THE LOVERS, FAREWELL: Banister to the Throne Room CDr Obfuscated Records

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TO THE LOVERS, FAREWELL: Banister to the Throne Room CDr Obfuscated Records

Visceral electronic stabs slice through the speakers the moment you hit play and whilst effective enough I really wanted this to come to some dramatic conclusion with rumbling bass and distorted vocalisations. Continue reading

Review: TASUKETEKUN: Electrical Lessons CDr Obfuscated Records

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TASUKETEKUN: Electrical Lessons CDr Obfuscated Records

I kinda figured what this would sound like before I pressed play. Infinitely hard to review, this kind of Power Electronics requires a set mind frame to soak up the varying levels of pulsating destruction and to the casual listener this would be something to abhor. Continue reading

Review: Josh Lay/Crown of Bone – This is a Tourniquet of the Light, The Black Obituary CD

OR4_cover Just noticed a new review on one of releases from early last year. We still have a few copies of this left so don’t miss your chance to this up.

Josh Lay/Crown of Bone – This is a Tourniquet of the Light, The Black Obituary CD – Obfuscated Records

High contrast abstract artwork adorns the face of this release and it’s a good indication of the bleak sounds that lurk within. This is a split release with one long track from each artist. Continue reading

Review: Vitalweekly on NEUROSIS OF ENTHRALLMENT

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CROWN OF BONE & WILT – NEUROSIS OF ENTHRALLMENT (CDR by Obfuscated Records)
Two solo pieces here by each band/person/project and then a lengthy collaborative piece. I don’t think I heard of Crown Of Bone before, but this kind of loud, unrelentness (harsh) noise (wall) is not so much my cup of tea. Continue reading

Review: Circuit Wound – Patience Wears Thin – or17

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Circuit Wound waits and waits for the listener to slip into a comatose state expecting the drone to continue on, and then hits with a relentless assault. The layering of the cacophony, too, is some of the better harsh noise I’ve heard.

http://memorywavetransmission.wordpress.com/2013/03/16/circuit-wound-patience-wears-thin-cd-obfuscated-records/

Pulsating Cyst, Circuit Wound and Rara Percussion & Horn Ensemble on the air

I recently sent Mr Das a big care package and he gave several of the items contained within a spin.

http://9thfloorradio.com/9thubradio/

More reports of alien invasions!!

or13Obfuscated Records catalog page for Horrible Signal

Horrible Signal is a short but excellent release, and I would take it any day over a long blast of repetitive and overdone harsh noise. It’s a fresh dose of sound – Pulsating Cyst doesn’t linger too long on the same sounds, but the idea of each track remains even as the textures are shifted.

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Review: Existence Establishment gives Horrible Signal a spin!

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Here’s a release where neither artist nor label rings a bell, but there’s a sticker on the package that boasts glow-in-the-dark vinyl! You have my attention. Deep green artwork with card stock inserts and stickers make this a worthy fetish item before even spinning it.

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Review: Facialmess / Sleep Sessions* ‎– Excessive Force – Somnolent Shelter Records ‎– SSREC#021

facialmesssleepsessionsI received a copy of this release recently .. not that it matters but I didn’t realize it was released over a year ago.. well better late than never. The Somnolent website says it is sold out but there are currentlya few copies available on discogs.com. This release has had several favorable reviews to date. I listened to it several times before sitting down to put in my 2 cents. Continue reading

Reviews from the infamous Jliat

From Issue 865 of Vital Weekly

XTUL – IN THE MEMORY OF A ROSE NO ONE HAD EVER SEEN A GARDNER DIE

ENDOMETRIUM – CUNTPLOW ECLIPSE BLINDNESS 

PULSATING CYST – HORRIBLE SIGNAL 7 

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