GOVERNMENT ALPHA

Venomous Cumulus Cloud

(PacRec) Used CD $10.00

A sci-fi odyssey by the Japanese legend, a cataclysmic adventure of volcanic blazes, time-machine blasts, and extremely loud electronics. Six tracks, forty minutes.

JAZKAMER / HOWARD STELZER

Tomorrow No One Will Be Safe

(PacRec) Used CD $4.00

“Jazzkammer’s ‘Requiem for Officer Bobby Barker’ begins nearly silent, with small, creaking sounds that evoke the minimalism of AMM. As the pair gradually distributes metallic clangs, morse-code-like blips, and filtered static, their swelling mix becomes like a wordless shortwave radio conversation. That the piece ends with a noisy maelstrom might be predictable, but it’s the way Jazzkammer gets there — building noise through patient, organic construction — that’s the surprise. Stelzer follows with the stranger ‘Last Night at BLD’ which doesn’t build so much as shoot all over the place without any obvious meshing or melding. Springy twangs, warping scratches, and the sound of tape rolling over playheads all create a cartoon soundtrack without the music. On the collaborative, album-ending title track, Stelzer’s tape warps chime in immediately, tempered by Jazzkammer’s low guitar rumbles and electronic slashes. Loops of noise provide rhythm here and there, but the main attraction is the connective tissue that the three use to string their noises into arcs.” From 2004

KAPOTTE MUZIEK

Praag Rotterdam

(PacRec) Used CD $2.00

“Random shuffling sounds and foreground textures pass across … intermittently,” notes Aversion about the Prague recording on this disc by Roel Meelkop, Peter Duimelinks, and Frans de Waard. “Other machinated types of noises and faint samples … are … quiet and restrained…, so it’s all rather abstract and obscure….” The Rotterdam piece “build[s] up more quickly with … glitchy wisps of distortion and rather hellishly piercing high-end feedback … until it finally retreats to the distance and shifts back and forth into a lower sizzle.”

LASSE MARHAUG

The Great Silence

(PacRec) Used CD $3.00

“In [Marhaug’s great wall of noise] there is a great silence, an unspoken and often yearned-for silence. For his noise to be so brutal, loud and destructive your mind almost needs to contrast it with the moments [of true] silence.”

SEWER ELECTION

Sex / Death

(PacRec) Used CDR $4.00

Raw, textured grit amid turbine electronics, harsh metallic hell, and devastating noise decadence Dan Johansson from 2007.

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Total Slitting Of Throats

(PacRec) Used CDR $8.00

Sixty-six minutes by Mania, Sewer Election, The Cherry Point, The Rita, Treriksröset, a “powerful minimalist deconstruction of the harsh noise object.” 2007 reissue.

DOUBLED YELLOW SWANS

Global Clone

(PacRec) Used CD $4.00 (Out-of-stock)

Five previously released cassette tracks: from Declawed Yellow Swans (Tone Filth); from Skaters split (Jyrk); from Sex With Girls split (DeathBombArc); two from Damage Yellow Swans (23 Productions). Sealed