Masters Of The Ungentlemanly Art ‎– Open To Degradation

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ZH27 ‎– 546
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1 Open To Degradation 30:00

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This is the 22nd Masters of the Ungentlemanly Art release.

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June 2, 2012
This album is a lot smoother than "Revive Unhinged Topics" - consisting mainly of a phasing loop which passes through the album like a Himalayan spine, huge and unmoving, yet always metamorphic. Around this Hard core float untold numbers of clang and scatter noise, attentive to the mainframe noise like Drone insects servicing their Queen. This is a place of raw, discordant noise, raking talon-like rapier nails through your cerebral cortex. But unlike the Japanese School of Hard Noise, MOTUA play something more akin to VIDNA OBMANA or ENO if you could imagine their music played by Daleks. Weird, noisy Ambient floating tones which might have been beautifully lulling, but froze to deadly crystaline spikes in the dark isolation chamber of Madness. This music is the sound of a lathe turning, and it's gonna trepan your cranium.
There is a second, shorter piece which is a lot smoother and more Isolationist, but this lasts only a couple of minutes, leaving the bulk of the album to the monstrous first track.

The wife popped her hear around the door, brow wrinkled, telling me this music would be guaranteed to give you a headache. Okay, so it didn't give me one, but then I see what she means.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.