Two new releases from italian noise/power electronics label, Urashima.
Atrax Morgue – Collection in Formaldeide
In 1994 the activity of the Slaughter Productions becomes more and more frantic, releasing countless tapes. In the same year, leaving four important works of Atrax Morgue on cassette, the first of which is ‘’Collection In Formaldeide’’. The tape, limited to only thirty copies, is accompanied by a syringe needle attached with scotch, signifying that this music would be ‘’an injection of death’’. All this is packaged in a transparent box for VHS, containing a pair of white latex gloves, two postcard size flyer and an A4 sheet folded to form a mini fanzine entitled ‘’Aseptic Vision’’: a proliferation of images of dead bodies similar to each other . The sound of ‘’Collection In Formaldeide’’ is simply devastating. Crosses terrifying rooms lit by neon lights, corridors filled with gruesome tools, machines of blood and bits of human tissue floating in jars of formalin. The hum of the synth, the roar of noise and fights razor are often repeated loops, where each track has a compact structure, following the main theme (of death). It is fascinating that so modest means can create an atmosphere so crowds. A soundtrack for sick minds!
Slogun – A Breed Apart
John Balistreri and his project Slogun are perfectly known to those interested in industrial subculture. ‘’A Breed Apart’’ was originally released on cassette by Slaughter Productions (SPT 86) in 1996, and it was packaged in a beautifully designed, oversized sleeve with a vellum overlay with a cult serial killer photo from one of the victims of Harvey Glattman. Mass murders and crimes have been used to finely illustrate uncompromising tracks full of hatred against society, the sound of which had provoked the terrible thoughts of mass destruction.
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