Beauty Without Mercy

New Pica Disk LP arrived


Observatory remix taster

New LP > Rempis/Marhaug: Naancore



Label info:

Review in All About Jazz:

The Oslo Tapes write-up

Mats Gustafsson / Lasse Marhaug – The Oslo Tapes

Mats Gustafsson, aka King Skronk, aka Skronkmeister General, aka The Skronk Controller, aka Squeaky Pete, aka Skronkmaster Flash, joins forces with another experimental giant Lasse Marhaug (aka The Ear Destroyer, aka Mr Skreee, aka Electro Crunch Bastard, aka Testicle Hazard) on this sanity-obliterating collaboration. Squeaky reeds go head to head against fluttering, hissing, rotting reels in a shrill, broken, fluttering noise experiment.

It sounds horrible, of course, and if you’re looking at this item at all then that’s probably exactly what you’re after. Everything is broken and chopped and then broken again, until it’s all just a mangled concrete-and-sandpaper mess of deconstructed sax abuse. If I came home late at night and was bro-ing down with Satan’s Satyrs in my room with some weed and some brews and we heard this almighty racket squeaking down from in the attic, I’d stick my head inside and say “Hey Lasse, Mats, there’s a guy downstairs with a synth who wants to meet you”. This is marriage-ruiningly abrasive, approach with caution.

Mix job: Ich Bin Nintendo

I’ve mixed the new album of norse free rock sludge noise band Ich Bin Nintendo. Out now on LP/CD from Va Fongool.

Burma/Cambodia streaming

Archives > 2012 > Mexico flyer


Osaka Fortune review


Stine album delayed

The Stine Janvin Motland “In Labour” has faced some difficulties at the pressing plant, so the planned April release will be pushed forward to May. More info to come.

Here’s the sample track: