Saturday, December 30, 2006

BLOODYMINDED Magnetism in Top Ten

Kyle Wright from Diophantine Discs just posted his year-end Top Ten list on his website. I was very happy to see that he included “Magnetism” in the list!

BLOODYMINDED - Magnetism // CD // BloodLust!
From the outset it sounds like someone dropped a mic into hell and hit "record." Reading the track titles inside the stunning digipak makes that assessment seem not entirely far-fetched. This incredibly intense and noisy album takes a remarkably different, though not altogether unexpected, departure from earlier Bloodyminded material. The vocals (if there really are any) are completely obscured, being replaced by a wide array of processed screams. The sound is incredibly dense but not muddied: all of the synths, feedback, and other sounds maintain an amazing level of clarity in the mix together with the bestial screams. What results is an incredibly personal, direct, and tormented recording. There are so many different things happening at once, producing such a variety of noisy sounds (from drones to feedback), "Magnetism" is entirely engaging and an exciting listen. With so much lack-luster noise and power electronics out there, this is a true gem. Certainly one of the most intense, emotionally draining, and powerful albums -- ever.

The complete list:

You can check out Kyle’s latest label release, Delphium “Heart Full Of Soul”/The Infant Cycle & Ramunas Yaras “Translation” double-3"cdr limited to 100 copies, here: