SOME STUFFS: 156 to release new album as a VHS box set

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It’s one thing to release new music in the latest digital formats but how about something that is considered old school? Now how about releasing something in a dead format? VHS tapes are considered by some to be beyond yesterday, very few people use them these days and it’s difficult to find a brand new blank tape. However, 156 (Adel Souto) decided to do something new with a new project. Simply called Voice Box, it will be an 18-track project that will only be heard on the VHS tape, enclosed in a white box that will also be packaged with a T-shirt. While the songs were recorded with full instruments, including drums, you’ll only hear the voice tracks, partly because the songs are dedicated to the throat chakra Vishuddha. The artwork for the album is being painted on a 5″ x 5″ x-ray of the human cranium. Each copy of the box will be a whopping $150, but there’s a good reason for it, as 100 percent of the money made from this will be donated to a cancer research center. For more information on how and where to order, click here. If you’d like to hear other works from this Brooklyn-based artist, head to 156’s Soundcloud page.

AUDIO: Pietro Riparbelli & Alessio Ballerini’s “Becoming Sound”


Becoming Sound is a 28-minute track by Pietro Riparbelli & Alessio Ballerini that is a mixture of drone electronic sounds that could borderline on minimalism, mixed in with occasional electronic touches that fits very well in the experimental and avant-garde categories. It’s musical and non-musical at the same time, the kind of work you’d love to play in the apartment in order to freak neighbors out or for them to question your tastes. Or you. It’s unique and beautiful in its own way, and outside of the digital downloads, you may also purchase Becoming Sound on cassette. If you are a director or film/video maker, you may find this piece to be of use for your next project.

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SOME STUFFS: MBD releases new “Fuck Therapy” EP


A unique noise project has been released by MBD, his first project in awhile. The 2-track EP is called Fuck Therapy (Telepathy Recording) and those who want it on hard copy will have the CD-R packaged in a baggie with facial tissues. Only 30 of these packages are being made. You are able to hear both tracks above from Bandcamp, which is where you’ll be able to hear more works from MBD.

SOME STUFFS: Blaring noise from Cleveland in two fold from Leo Brochu

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Leo Brochu has come out with two noise projects in recent weeks, and would like to let everyone know about it. L’ingénieur aimait trop les chiffres only features two tracks at about six minutes each, and each sound as if a distorted cassette deck was mic’d inside of a basement as he went digging around. Heuristic Analog Rental Meat is a 3-track EP with a number of found sounds and noise that will go in your mind and never escape, so you’ll want to turn it down before playing… or not.

Both are available for free, downloadable in FLAC lossless or MP3’s, via Bandcamp below.


SOME STUFFS: Portland forces the noise with two new albums from SBTDOH

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The more people look into the dynamics of Portland, Oregon, the more interesting it becomes. For those who are into noise/harsh noise, you always have to keep on looking until you find exactly what you’re looking for, and here’s something that is worth checking out. His name is simply SBTDOH, who has released two brand new cassettes, each one running for 32 minutes, each with two tracks of intense noise, each packaged in a homemade fashion and each being made in only ten copies each. If you already know SDTDOH, these two albums will now lead to a split tape with Vomir to be released later in the year.

To get your copies, check the Bandcamp players for both the Sounds For Mass Extinction and Non-Selective Genocide albums.


SOME STUFFS: Cementimental releases album of live recordings


While in London this past spring for a tour, Cementimental decided to record what happened, with different mediums. The end result is an album simply titled London Tour April 2014, which features him with Bipolar Joe Jr. creating everything from harsh noise to insane anti-turntablism competitions.

If the Bandcamp player isn’t showing, you can also stream/listen/download the tracks through Archive.org below.

RECORD CRACK: Waves Crashing Piano Chords release one-sided 7″

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For a bit of maniacal noise on vinyl, you’ll want to consider buying the new 7″ by Waves Crashing Piano Chords. The record features two songs, “Young Mouth” and “It Wasn’t Even Worth My Back Seat”. Only 111 copies are being made for it:

  • 6 solid amber w/ black smoke
  • 5 solid black (test press)
  • 15 solid amber **sold out
  • 15 clear lavender w/ black smoke **sold out

    The record is only $4, you can head here to order a copy or two. To listen, check out the Bandcamp player below.

  • RECORD CRACK: Remainderless create utter chaos on debut EP

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    The Oxen label have just released a unique project by Remainderless, described as a collective of composers and performers (Matt Purse, Steve Touchton, and S.R. Cano) who gather for sanity and create sonic insanity. Some of the sounds heard on this EP is piercing and you may turn it off before you can endure it, but maybe you’re someone who can consume the pain. The record is on clear vinyl, three tracks, and it is Remainderless’ first effort as a unit. You may listen to an excerpt below.

    SOME STUFFS: Mutilate yourself in sound, courtesy of Yporhtnasim


    Yporhtnasim (say it backward) had finished this EP last summer but didn’t release it until the summer of 2014. Now you’re able to hear this, but can you endure it? It’s called Psalms of Self Mutilation apparently due to how gruesome this may be for some people, as this was allegedly “created to make the most uncomforting sounds as possible. Listeners should have a feeling of sickness, emotion, pain, and hatred as a result. I use samples during the noise to add to this feeling and to get my message across. I don’t like people, I hate mankind, I hate society.”

    You are able to download it for free or use the “Name Your Price” option if you wish, but the EP may be best in an analog format, as only 22 cassettes have been made for it. $5ppd within the U.S. $5+$5 Canada, $5+$10 the rest of the world. For more information, send e-mail to mbdcontact160 [at] gmail [dot] com.

    REVIEW: Kevin Drumm’s “The Damned Self”/”The Old Hag”

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    Kevin Drumm has released two new albums, one much longer than the other, so if you’re ready to fall into the trappings of his creations, you’ll want to get both of them. The Damned Self consists of three pieces, each one over 40 minutes with the longest running close to an hour. The opening track, “Live (Static Generator)” sounds exactly like that, someone turning a radio on and finding the most distant bit of communication coming through. Instead of it being one continuous sound, there are brief silent moments as if they’re meant to be listened to separately, or to try to figure out if there is some connection. “The Onset Of Sleep” is true to its name, very quaint and almost meditative but the same can’t be said for “Burn In Hell For A Bit” which it wants you to do slowly and in real time. The second half of it sounds as if someone found the right frequenty to tune in to but is trying its best to understand the language being spoken, if it is indeed a language.

    “The Old Hag” is one track of nothing but distorted… I don’t know if it would be computer noise but you could say it’s the most “technological” of pieces on both albums, and it goes for a brutal 35 minutes. It would definitely irritate neighbors, or at least they may be wondering if you’re okay, if not normal.