Saturday, August 07, 2010

Evening of Light on Locrian "Territories"

From: Evening of Light

Review: Locrian – Territories (2010)

artist: Locrian
release: Territories
format: LP
year of release: 2010
label: At War With False Noise, Basses Frequences, BloodLust!, Small Doses
duration: 47:47

detailed info:

Locrian‘s discography keeps growing at a steady pace, and with releases like this year’s Territories filling up the ranks, that is nothing to be ashamed of. The solid base of tearing guitars, drones, subtle synths and screeching noise is still here, but this time around, Andre Foisy and Terrence Hannum are joined by a variety of guest musicians, adding drums and other elements into the dystopian music.

“Inverted Ruins” starts off slow, with plodding drums and ear-piercing high frequencies accompanying slowly descending chords and raw, dirty vocals. “Between Barrows” is a subtle layered ambient piece with organs and cymbal swells. The A-side closes with a short noisy guitar soundscape that morphs into a raw black metal track, opening new vistas for the band.

The second half of the album has a similar curve, with “Ring Road” and “Antediluvian Territory” exploring melodies and drones, and the excellent final track, bringing more black metal after an otherworldly dual-guitar intro, and ending with some great melodic guitar leads over slower drums.

This Territories LP is yet another example of the fascinating music of Locrian. It’s not quite metal, not quite ambient, but something in its own right: urban, industrial, raw, visionary, and dystopian. Genre-crossing music for the 21st century.

Reviewed by O.S.


I. Inverted Ruins (8:35)
II. Between Barrows (5:54)
III. Procession Of Ancestral Brutalism (10:48)

IV. Ring Road (9:41)
V. Antediluvian Territory (4:02)
VI. The Columnless Arcade (8:50)

Friday, August 06, 2010

Rare Comp with Intrinsic Action on eBay

A copy of the rare "Exploration One" compilation CD -- including Iugula-Thor, Intrinsic Action, Brighter Death Now, Orphx, Anenzephalia, Deutsch Nepal, Con-Dom, Sshe Retina Stimulants, MSBR, Genocide Organ, and Sigillum S -- is currently up on eBay

Thursday, August 05, 2010

AoH Adds Show

Anatomy of Habit have a new show confirmed: 10/16 at The Abbey Pub with Da! and Radar Eyes. Details to follow...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New Noise Arrivals

I picked up a big batch of mail yesterday, including a box of Intrinsic Action "Dazed" back-patches that are totally insane! (see previous image). A few standout/interesting recordings worth mentioning include:
- The Vomit Arsonist "Reason" cassette, Nil By Mouth (featuring a cover of "Ten Suicides" by BLOODYMINDED)
- The Urge Within "Blood Red Sun" cassette, Malsonus (with Jonathan Canady of Angel of Decay, Deathpile, Dead World...)
- Mauthausen Orchestra "Digression" CD, Silentes Minimal Editions (a new dark synth album)

Mark with Plague Bringer - 8/13

I am happy to announce that I will be joining Plague Bringer again - on synth and vocals - on Friday August 13, at The Abbey Pub... Heavy line-up!






Tuesday, August 03, 2010

IA+I-T on eBay

There is a copy of the Intrinsic Action / Iugula-Thor "Ensemble Sacres Garcons"CD currently on eBay

Status - 8/3

- All paid orders (individuals/distros) were mailed out yesterday evening and are now up-to-date. Thanks to everyone who has already ordered from the new B! catalog!

- A couple of interesting Anatomy of Habit shows are in the works for this autumn... And something very interesting in the "BloodLust! Presents" world is brewing for just after Thanksgiving...

Sunday, August 01, 2010

BloodLust! August 2010 Update

The August 2010 Update has been posted to the catalog blog page and e-mailed to the mailing list. Please view the complete catalog at:
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Since it has been a while, here is a list of recent listenables:

Heavy/Ongoing Rotation:
Cowards "Forgotten Resonance"
Custodian "Toil and Waste" (+ 'I"-"IV")
Danzig "Deth Red Sabaoth"
Deftones "Diamond Eyes"
Disappears "Lux"
Harvey Milk "A Small Turn of Human Kindness"
Indian Jewelry "Totaled"
Liars "Sisterworld"
Mister Fuckhead "333"
Nachtmystium "Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2"
Rolling Stones "Exile on Main St"
Triptykon "Eparistera Daimones"
Ulaan Khol "III"

Recent Rotation:
Bloody Panda "Summon"
Culted "Of Death and Ritual"
Drunkdriver "S/T"
Michael Gira "I am not Insane"
Hammock "Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts"
Hooded Menace "Never Cross the Dead"
Integrity "The Blackest Curse"
Opium Warlords "Live At Colonia Dignidad"
Ramesses "Take the Curse"
Starkweather "This Sheltering Night"