Lustmord

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NOTE: This is for the Lustmord project, NOT for the person. For credits to the person, please use Brian Lustmord.

The Lustmord project started when Brian Williams was assisting the seminal industrial ensemble SPK in the early '80s when that project was at its most caustic. In those early days Lustmord was often the duo of Brian Williams (often credited as B. Lustmord) and John Murphy. Later Lustmord increasingly became a solo project.
Lustmord's sound investigations are exquisitely crafted manifestations of horror that balance sublime sound references with the body's natural queasiness about ultra-low frequencies (infrasound -- frequencies below 20 hz -- has been known to cause vomiting, permanent hearing loss). Lustmord has extracted the eeriness from field recordings made in crypts, caves, and slaughterhouses, and combined it with occasional ritualistic incantations and the haunting wail of Tibetan horns. His seamless treatments of acoustic phenomena encased in digitally expanded bass rumbles have the darkly ambient quality of nightmares that take you to the blackest of abysses.
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SR3 Lustmord - Lustmørd album art Lustmørd* Lustmørd (Album) Sterile Records SR3 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SRC6 Lustmord - Lustmørdekay (Live Evil) album art Lustmørd* Lustmørdekay (Live Evil)(Cass, C60) Sterile Records SRC6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
SER 07 Lustmord - Paradise Disowned album art Lustmørd* Paradise Disowned (Album) Side Effects SER 07 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SOL-9 Lustmord - Heresy album art Lustmørd* Heresy (Album) Soleilmoon Recordings SOL-9 US 1990 Sell This Version
DFX 14 Lustmord - The Monstrous Soul album art Lustmord The Monstrous Soul (Album) Side Effects DFX 14 UK 1992 Sell This Version
DFX 16 Lustmord - The Place Where The Black Stars Hang album art Lustmord The Place Where The Black Stars Hang (Album) Side Effects DFX 16 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
dfx 32 Lustmord - Lustmord Vs Metal Beast album art Lustmord vs Metal Beast Lustmord vs Metal Beast - Lustmord Vs Metal Beast(CD, Album) Side Effects dfx 32 US 1997 Sell This Version
ERA 2008-2 Lustmord - Metavoid album art Lustmord Metavoid (Album) Nextera ERA 2008-2 Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
ERA 2014 2, ERA 2014.2 Lustmord - Zoetrope album art Lustmord Zoetrope (Album) Nextera, Nextera ERA 2014 2, ERA 2014.2 Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
HP/C12.0107 Lustmord - Carbon/Core album art Lustmord Carbon/Core (Album) Happy Pencil HP/C12.0107 US 2004 Sell This Version
IPC-54 Lustmord - Pigs Of The Roman Empire album art Melvins + Lustmord Melvins + Lustmord - Pigs Of The Roman Empire (Album) Ipecac Recordings IPC-54 US 2004 Sell This Version
H-12 Lustmord - Rising album art Lustmord Rising (Album) Vaultworks H-12 US 2006 Sell This Version
HH666-123 Lustmord - Juggernaut album art Lustmord Juggernaut (Album) Hydra Head Records, Vaultworks HH666-123 US 2007 Sell This Version
HH666-157 Lustmord - [Other] album art Lustmord [Other] (Album) Hydra Head Records HH666-157 US 2008 Sell This Version
E-7, E7 Lustmord - [The Dark Places Of The Earth] album art Lustmord [The Dark Places Of The Earth] (Album) Vaultworks, Vaultworks E-7, E7 US 2009 Sell This Version
J-3, J3 Lustmord - [Beyond] album art Lustmord [Beyond] (Album) Vaultworks, Vaultworks J-3, J3 US 2009 Sell This Version
22 10 22 Lustmord - Kraków (October 22 2010) album art Lustmord Kraków (October 22 2010) (Album) Vaultworks 22 10 22 US 2013 Sell This Version
none Lustmord - The Word As Power album art Lustmord The Word As Power (Album) Blackest Ever Black none UK 2013 Sell This Version
11 15 11 Lustmord - Stockholm (January 15 2011) album art Lustmord Stockholm (January 15 2011) (Album) Vaultworks 11 15 11 US 2014 Sell This Version
TO:102D Lustmord - Dark Matter album art Lustmord Dark Matter (Album) Touch TO:102D UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Lustmord - Maschinenfest (October 2 2011) album art Lustmord Maschinenfest (October 2 2011) (Album) Vaultworks none US 2017 Sell This Version
none Lustmord - Hobart (June 12 2011) album art Lustmord Hobart (June 12 2011) (Album) Vaultworks none US 2017 Sell This Version
331V Lustmord - First Reformed (Extended Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Lustmord First Reformed (Extended Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Not On Label (Lustmord Self-Released) 331V UK 2019 Sell This Version
none Lustmord - Berlin (March 25 2018) album art Lustmord Berlin (March 25 2018) Not On Label (Lustmord Self-Released) none 2020
SRV502 Lustmord - The Fall (Dennis Johnson's November Deconstructed)  album art Lustmord + Nicolas Horvath Lustmord + Nicolas Horvath - The Fall (Dennis Johnson's November Deconstructed) (Album) Sub Rosa SRV502 Belgium 2020 Sell This Version

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devil777

devil777

May 4, 2021
For me, "Lustmord" is the best artist / project of the darkambient / industrial trend.
Regards Fans.
80s90s00sBerlin

80s90s00sBerlin

August 4, 2020
Announced upcoming albums: 'Alter' with Karin Park (2020) & 'Trinity' (no release date yet)
bishop_siege_alpha

bishop_siege_alpha

March 20, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
Discovering Lustmords albums can be mindblowing. There is no point of writing about any particular tracks. If you're reading this and you haven't heard any of his material yet I can honestly say : I envy you the same way I would be jealous to a person who tries shrooms for the first time. Half of his output is hit and miss, the early more industrial albums from the 80's might not bliss with excitement, especially if you can't stand more sharp/noisy/experimental eeriness but that stuff is well cemented into history of industrialism and let it be so. Now in the nineties the shift towards 'dark ambient' - the term glued up to Lustmord for the lack of the better word - Brian himself does not affiliate with this term - is something out of this dimension. His live show recordings are great too, although Stockholm sounds a bit muffled. Krakow sounds slightly better although instead of nice sub-bass you hear rumble in the bottom end and sounds interaction with the building. Perhaps that was the whole idea ? Rising... This is just a pearl, everything from start to finish, sheer bliss, the legend behind with his resurfacing after 25 years, this live album could be a good starting point yall.
Post 2000. Without being nostalgic and all, in my opinion he's at the top of his game. Albums are much cleaner, a lot tighter,more refined, less repetitive, very, very dark, powerful, pheeew, I don't know what else to say... except that it can become the soundtrack of your life and everything else after that can sound ... ehhhhm... cheesy to say the least. Check out for sure [Beyond] and [The Dark Places of the Earth] which are basically extended remixed versions of [other] - minus guitars - which serves me right. His last studio album The Word as Power based on extensive use of human voice in a sort of folk/ethnic / [edit : /ritual] manner (? - well that's the thing - how would you describe it ?? - give it a listen) is so captivating and haunting it's fucking scary. Like Headphone Commute said somewhere over here 'turn the volume up, lights out and try not to wet your pants'. So it's been what, three years now ? He's quite consistent putting the albums out, so must be up to something bad-ass in his vault. I'm sure we'll get to see a new album by Lustmord very soon.
You have to have good speakers though and subs. The energy coming out of these compositions is unbelievable. His sound is HUGE. You have to feel it, soon as you hit the button the house starts to breathe. I've never seen him live and experienced it there and then but I will in this life.
See you later, B.

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