Review: There is little to say about Coil apart from the fact that have been one of the most important groups in the industrial scene since the mid-1980s, and that they've had a massive effect on the state of electronic music today. The band formed and led by John Balance is particularly important for the latter because of the Backwards sound that they developed into the 1990's. This present compilation by Cold Spring is a comprehensive review of the Backwards sound, an incredible blend of dance beats and raucous noise infusions powered by an unmistakable EBM flavour that links up nicely with the likes of Nitzer Ebb, and that whole posse. "Fire Of The Green Dragon" is one of our personal favourites, a gorgeous twist of dubbed-about beat mechanics, and "Heaven's Blade" is exactly the sort of psychedelic, voice-driven techno that we're into these days. This is a must. For fans of all electronic music types. Killer.
Review: Although Corrupted is being trailed as a "mysterious Japanese doom metal band formed in 1994", the label credits suggest it's actually the work of long-serving industrial producer Martin Bowes (previously a member of such forthright combos as Attrition, Pigface and Engram). "Felicific Algorithim" is an intensely uncomfortable and mind-altering affair, where sampled screams and redlined white noise rise above the distortion-splattered doom of the aggressive and twisted backing track. The 13-minute A-side version is, in many ways, terrifying in its disconcerting and fragmented approach, while the flipside, a kind of dark ambient version based around foreboding held notes and barely audible vocal samples, sounds like the work of lauded noisenik Dominick Fenrow.
Review: In 1988 and '89, legendary industrial eccentrics and LSD enthusiasts Psychic TV contributed soundtracks to two very different films: a 23-minute "short" called Kondole, and Dead Cat, a very strange, 48-minute "head movie" that featured Derek Jarman and Genesis P Orridge in starring roles. The latter is included here on DVD for the very first time (the original film reels were only rediscovered recently), alongside the full dystopian, industrial ambient soundtrack (CD1). For Psychic TV fans, this is a big deal; the doom-laden paranoid and acid-fired weirdness of the full-length version has never before seen the light of day, only the edited version of "Dead Cat" contained on 1993's Kondole - Ov Dolphins & Wales CD. It's that set, with its bonus "part three" wig-out (here titled Thee Shadow Creatures) which is presented in re-mastered form on disc two.
Review: OK, so the Cold Spring label is known for delivering some seriously poignant music, but we were;t expecting something of this magnitude. What we have here is very special, indeed, and not just because of the artists involved, but of how well they sound together. Mythical free-jazz pioneer, the late Sun Ra, is reinterpreted by seminal Japanese noise artist Merzbow across three visionary sonic sketches. "Granular Jazz" is stretched across three segments, the first being a cacophony of noises, a violent swarm of sounds that move as one giant wall of sound to hit your eardrums and sense, senseless. The second part is curiously named Part 3, and the familiar beehive of sonic treachery is tweaked and evolved into an even noisier beast, leaving Part 3 to offer a hint of drums in the distance, imperceptible at first impact, but that subtly shifts the track onto more human terrains. Excellent stuff... for those that are into travelling down to the abyss...
Ake - "Rape" (live At Equinox, June 21, 1983 - bonus track) (5:25)
Review: Where do we even start with the Cold Spring label? The UK institution has been putting out any music that's remotely related to the industrial domain for over twenty years, and they have featured some pretty legendary names on the label. Names like Psychic TV, Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge and Skullflower, among many others, and have even mashed that up with visionary legends like Sun Ra. They've got a pretty special line-up this time with Zos Kia, Coil, and Ake all appearing on the same LP. Enough said, brothers and sisters. John Gosling might be the only remaining member of legendary 80s industrial outfit Zos Kia, but it's clear from the sounds of his first five segments that he's still operating with exactly the same menace and dexterity behind the mixing board; this is your thing if you're into bizarre noise infusions and gnarly power electronics. The man teams up with legendary band Coil, spear-headed by ex-Psychic TV member John Balance, and together they offer some pretty foreboding noise-rock cross-overs. Ake's final two tracks tie things off with a devilish twist of tooled-up field recordings that give the term 'bleak' a new meaning. A special release. Don't miss this.
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