Lockweld ‎– Eutectic

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Recorded: Summer 1999 @ Clogged Sink Studios.
Track 17 recorded @ Speak in Tongues.

Total time: 63:34

Released in a jewel case with 4-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As printed): 6 83119 10062 7
  • Barcode (UPC): 683119100627
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix): UDA-AAA-8802081
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8A25



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July 31, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Eutectic is Lockweld's first studio album, and the opening track "Fulfilling A Destiny" is an assertive and overwhelming listen, setting the tone of the entire album. Cutting literally into layers of power saw loops, Steve Makita's processed vocals overpower the mix, demanding "You better keep your eyes open, because I'm coming for you." So continues Lockweld's pre-occupation with projecting machines with a murderous gaze. "With Kindness" continues on with synthesized power tools, creating some of the most dynamic and shifting electronic compositions I have heard from the project. Karen steps up to the mic on this song an proceeds to tell us "I am going to kill you, with kindness." We'll that may be true as I feel like my head is going to explode if I listen to this album too many times... "Yesterday" and "No Compromise" are tracks which initially made me ecstatic about Lockweld, as Makita deploys his Apartment 213 style vocals over beds of grinding electronics.
Most of the tracks of Eutectic are relatively short, but this entire release employs a simple formula, make each track as dynamic and audibly destructive as possible. Lockweld is a project concerned with the metaphor of industrialization. Eutectic is a term regarding Physical Chemistry.
of greatest fusibility: said of an alloy or mixture whose melting point is lower than that of any other alloy or mixture of the same ingredients.
noting or pertaining to such a mixture or its properties: a eutectic melting point.

That makes me think that this album is Lockweld arriving at some sort of imperative to crate a full studio album, a eutectic melting point.
Vocals and synthesized power tools comprise the technical framework of the piece, but each song sounds completely developed and distinct from each-other. I discovered this record from a comment Eric Wood posted on their website saying that this album was one of the most underrated and technically brilliant noise records ever made, and after listening you may not agree right away, but the more bummed out about technology you become the more your opinion will begin to shift.
Very hard Industrial sounds recommended for fans of Nurse With Wound and Cleveland folk who actually enjoy the hum of industrial machinery. This is not harsh noise or power electronics, or industrial, this is the sound of cutting metal.