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Spore Spawn, Andorkappen and Leecher
Spore Spawn ‘Ochitsuitara’ cs oxen045
One of Tokyo’s preeminent noise genius performers, Spore Spawn delivers a release that I am more than proud to present as I’ve been a follower and collector of whatever I can find of his over the last few years. The Spore Spawn/Jah Excretion split from his label 16 Shots Per Second http://16shotspersecondrecords.blogspot.jp/ or his blisteringly brilliant Grindcore Karaoke ‘Last Days Of The Invaders‘ release are great examples of his foremost style and delivery.
Ochitsuitara brings any fan of modern harsh noise (nostalgists won’t be disappointed though maybe not specifically catered to) closest to articulating what it is that sets Spore Spawn apart from decades of legendary noise pioneers, his modern myth building utilizing swirling loops of cacophony and squelching stabs, uncompromisingly outpacing any modern competition in his unique patterns of ecstatic jarring drunken fervor and (sometimes) vocal deliveres closely woven into and through electronics culled from homemade disused gaming controllers. Just harsh as fuck. All measurements of harsh noise enjoyment of this genuinely gifted noise artist will be vastly rewarded and on abundant display on Ochitsuitara.
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Longstanding project of Los Angeles based Hungarian native Sandor aka ANDORKAPPEN who in June of 2016 delivered a set at the Los Angeles edition of INC 2016 which I later asked (and am happy he agreed) to have as a release.
The resulting cassette Temples Of The Unvirtuous contains the track as performed plus a Side B version which contains the studio elements used as source for that performance; sonic subversion- undiluted deconstructive consciousness of thick lines bursting forth in an uncomplicated march of nightmare textures, bars of tempered loudness chilling figures of black ash, muted alien settings hosting ambivalent beauty awash in a sustained muted swirl of cannon thunder.
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One of my favorite Tokyo based noise artists, Leecher is an artist dedicated to a modern study of harsh noise in live and recorded contexts and this release features one of each. Side A of ‘Retfa’, showcases Leecher’s instrumental powerhouse and compositional excellence delivering extreme patterns of noise salvos weaving in and out of sustained silent avenues which un-mercilessly deliver an Alien birth of multiple jagged uppercuts of blistering harsh noise in sporadic conservative blasts. Side B is Leecher unchained in a delivery of blunt and powerfully heavy vectors of a complicated but thorough death to silence and along the way breaking cranial communications over an aurel wave of nightmare patterns.
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June 17 update Sects ‘Pretending Fucked‘ c10 oxen038 now shipping!