Altar Of Flies / Sewer Election
(Release The Bats - RTB31) LP $15.00 (Out-of-stock)
Mean-spirited ugliness from a pair of fine Swedish bands. Sewer Election’s nasty “Rotten Corpse” is a crude and disgusting piece of monotonous, freezing coldness. Altar Of Flies buries claustrophobic lo-fi insanity dark within eerie forest rumblings. Straight from hell with heavy outbursts of feedback.
Every Actual Body / Brittle Bones
(Hasten & Korset - 043) 7-inch $10.00 (Out-of-stock)
Concrète mixed with industrial. Darksmith does very little with not much at all -- the sound of movement in an empty, open room captured on cassette tapes crudely and minimally manipulated. At once meditative and unsettling. Sweden's Mattias Gustafsson scrapes and grinds metal like a true demon. Drawings by Tom Darksmith. Artwork by Daniel Fagerström. With a postcard. Clear vinyl. Edition of 100.
(Peripheral - PR014) LP $20.00 (Out-of-stock)
Angst-ridden experimental noise utilizing tape, field-recordings and various electronic sound generators. A true nightmare of epic proportions from Mattias Gustafsson. Edition of 250.
Let New Life Rise In The Face Of Death
(Hasten & Korset - 045) CD $14.00
This CD reissue of Mattias Gustafsson’s haunted and solitary tape (Sprachloss Verlag 2011) includes two new compositions, one with Joachim Nordwall on analogue synths and effects. “Although the trademark oscillator, synth and feedback work of Altar of Flies still echoes in the tracks,” notes Peter Henning, “Let New Life Rise In The Face OF Death references classic avant-garde composition as much as it embraces the seedy grit of industrial and noise music…. [A] haunting blend of environmental and found sounds that seriously throws out a challenge to the established canon of Swedish concrète.” Edition of 300.
(Järtecknet - 19) LP $27.00
Distorted tape loops, damaged field recordings, and shorted-out electronics by Mattias Gustafsson. Strong and passionate, monstrous and fucking creepy. Edition of 200.
Rörelsen Mellan Rummen
(Järtecknet - 29) LP $21.00
With precision and a sensibility for details, Mattias Gustafsson explores the inner corners of a musical universe where the dull replicas of today’s hollowed-out experimental scene are left far behind. Intriguing sound collages and tape manipulations are more crystallized than ever, with density and restraint. Edition of 300. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2016