Lustmord

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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Lustmord Discography

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Lustmørd* Lustmørd (Album) Sterile Records UK 1981 Sell This Version
SRC6 Lustmørd* Lustmørdekay (Live Evil)(Cass, C60) Sterile Records SRC6 UK 1982 Sell This Version
Lustmørd* Paradise Disowned (Album) Side Effects UK 1986 Sell This Version
Lustmørd* Heresy (Album) Soleilmoon Recordings UK, Europe & US 1990 Sell This Version
Lustmord The Monstrous Soul (Album) Side Effects UK 1992 Sell This Version
Lustmord The Place Where The Black Stars Hang (Album) Side Effects Europe 1994 Sell This Version
dfx 32 Lustmord vs Metal Beast Lustmord vs Metal Beast - Lustmord Vs Metal Beast(CD, Album) Side Effects dfx 32 US 1997 Sell This Version
Lustmord Metavoid (Album) Nextera Czech Republic 2001 Sell This Version
Lustmord Zoetrope (Album) Nextera, Nextera Czech Republic 2002 Sell This Version
Lustmord Carbon/Core (Album) Happy Pencil US 2004 Sell This Version
Melvins + Lustmord Melvins + Lustmord - Pigs Of The Roman Empire (Album) Ipecac Recordings US 2004 Sell This Version
Lustmord Rising (Album) Vaultworks US 2006 Sell This Version
Lustmord Juggernaut (Album) Hydra Head Records, Vaultworks US 2007 Sell This Version
Lustmord [Other] (Album) Hydra Head Records US 2008 Sell This Version
Lustmord [Beyond] (Album) Vaultworks, Vaultworks US 2009 Sell This Version
Lustmord [The Dark Places Of The Earth] (Album) Vaultworks, Vaultworks US 2009 Sell This Version
Lustmord The Word As Power (Album) Blackest Ever Black UK 2013 Sell This Version
Lustmord Stockholm (January 15 2011) (Album) Vaultworks US 2014 Sell This Version
Lustmord Kraków (October 22 2010) (Album) Vaultworks US 2013 Sell This Version
Lustmord Dark Matter (Album) Touch UK 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Lustmord Strange Attractor / Black Star Plug Research US 1996 Sell This Version
Hecate vs. Lustmord Hecate vs. Lustmord - Law Of The Battle Of Conquest (EP) Hymen Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Lustmord [Other Dub] (EP) Vaultworks US 2009 Sell This Version
Lustmord [Transmuted] Hydra Head Records US 2009 Sell This Version
none Lustmord Silent Night Redux(File, FLAC, Single) Not On Label (Lustmord Self-Released) none UK 2014

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ruminas

ruminas

March 20, 2016
edited about 1 year 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 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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