Body Cargo ‎– Conspiracy Of Containers

Autarkeia ‎– tape 007 acd 057
Cassette, Limited Edition, Single Sided, C80


Edition of 100. Packed in Autarkeia special tape box. Material repeats on B-Side.



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January 29, 2011
Review by Pure Stench :
"Clo Goelach was a Lithuanian Power Electronics project that sprung up from nowhere in 2008 offering, from its birth to its death, 11 strong releases including splits with Noise projects from around the world. Last year the project died and was given an afterlife as Body Cargo. If you watched the progression of Clo Goelach you could point to the later releases and see that he was going somewhere different and a name change was almost mandatory. The constrained and prolonged atmospherics of Body Cargo makes it stand apart from both Clo Goelach and a decent amount of active Power Electronics projects who are releasing material in this day and age.

Conspiracy of Containers moves slowly with a measured and cold-blooded energy of rationed movements and withering pressure that can't ever seem to liberate itself. First. A machine sounds as the cassette opens, keeping itself together under the arrangement of static wash that floats to-and-fro like a burning field underlined by an echoed sample who is deep enough with the grain as to be hard to distinguish. Both of the following tracks, "Pyramids of Shining Skulls" and "Feeding The Sharks of Jungle" are convincing and ethereal but they don't give you a clearer picture of what's going on through-out the tape. It does not, by any means, ruin the listening aspect, however. It only blurs the lines more than before. Like Mysticism, where only a "master" and an initiate can be conscious of it all. Like a doomed master in ritual garb evoking feelings of disgust and spite, offering nothing in return. This track,"Pyramids of Shining Skulls" is the most busy of all 5 but even when it's movements are gushing, the atmosphere is always confined and engulfed with Body Cargo's signature crawl. This is an ideal style for which the subject matter explores best, while also a style whom our friend seems to work brilliantly with. That is not to say that the brutality of his past project, Clo Goelach, was great in-and-of itself, it sometimes seemed forced. With Body Cargo you don't get that feeling, quite the opposite. The 3rd track has a pace perfect to act as a sling shot into the 4th track titled "Above The Green Hell of Hungry Beasts" which is a 13 minute long devotion to simplicity in its most cruel form. It impairs your perception and awareness immediately, as some ominous feeling of being deep in the jungle without help creeps over you. Just like through-out most of the cassette there are deformed samples which stand out, "The Green Hell"... is no exception whilst a deep, thinning rumble threads a background, silently. The ender may be one of the more "noisy" tracks found here. Volleys of rumble accompanied by barrels and other various junk being scratched and slapped around.

"Conspiracy of Containers" stalks you, it defeats your sense of space and direction. The entire album, due to its minimalist approach, has a deep feeling of unrevealed deprivation surrounding it, and no matter how consistent the hypnotic stretches of Noise are this is not a harmless tape. The layering is undividedly precise. Rumbling and crumpled up shrouds of static co-exist with simple drones maintaining a slow suffocating momentum. Since the sad death of Clo Goelach, Body Cargo has been busy - 3 cassettes in 2010 and 1 in 2011. If I were to suggest any of his releases as Body Cargo I would, without doubt, put "Conspiracy of Containers" release by Autarkia first, and then "Konrete" which can be easily obtained through Waterpower."