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posted a review of Macromenia - Micro Cunt / Worm Juice. about 23 hours ago
Since the breakup of the original Macro, sometime around 2007, Rodger had begun reissuing long out of print Macronympha releases and issuing material which had been previously unavailable. Soon an online argument developed between Joe and Rodger. ... See full review
submitted Hyperdontia (2) - Abhorrence Veil. 1 day ago
posted a comment on Blind Date (14) - Levitation Game. 4 days ago
Looking to buy if anyone wants to part with their copy.
posted a review of Blind Date (14) - Blood Lake, NY. 4 days ago
Blind Date really impressed with the Open Trap tape on New Forces. This is another incredibly solid release from this project and might prove to be even better than the aforementioned tape given a few more spins. It feels like the pieces really ... See full review
posted a review of Form Hunter - Overripe. 4 days ago
Another tape, another ripper from Form Hunter. Two C20s now and I'm loving this format for the group. They just come in and hit hard with two ten minute blasts and leave you wanting more. There isn't a second wasted on this release, classic style noise ... See full review
posted a review of Merzbow - Frog+. 5 days ago
Some of the early 2000's digital Merzbow was really good and worthwhile. Despite some of the junk that he put out later, Frog remains up there with some of his best from this period. While his 90's analog harsh noise is still my favorite, this release ... See full review
posted a comment on Merzbow - Merzzow. 5 days ago
Another solid release from Masami's digital era. I can really enjoy this and Puroland from this period.
posted a review of Merzbow - Puroland. 5 days ago
Honestly, pretty good for the digital Merzbow era. I still return to this one once and awhile.
posted a review of AMM - Laminal. 7 days ago
Laminal collects three separate concerts from three separate decades highlighting hand picked performances by the members which had been previously unreleased. The early 5 piece line-up of the 60's, the three piece classic line-up of Prevost, Rowe, and ... See full review
posted a review of Gene Pick - Adhesion Coefficient. 7 days ago
Gene Pick tickle your inner ear with an intense array of high frequency tones. There is little to no low end or even mids. They want to stimulate your tinnitus so that all you can hear is the ringing in your ears when your cassette deck stops and there ... See full review
posted a review of Jackson-Pratt - Semi Good Lookin'. 7 days ago
Filthy junk metal abuse in it's finest form, this is honestly a fantastic release! Highly anticipating future material.
posted a comment on Jackson-Pratt - Concrete Tunnel. 7 days ago
Would love a repress of this tape. If you are listening Dead Gods, hopefully it happens in the near future.
posted a review of Sunken Cheek - Humiliation. 8 days ago
The atmosphere and attention to detail on this release is fantastic. It's dark, gripping, and exciting. It's best to listen with your undivided attention to really take in the carefully articulated nuances. The label write-up sums it up better than I ... See full review
posted a review of Vasculae - New Orthodoxy. 8 days ago
A beautiful tape from the mind of Jon Borges. This time as Vasculae and it contains characteristics that Jon is notorious for: precision, composition, and taste.

This time the contrast and space is more sprawling than in the past. Elements of ... See full review
submitted Solar Temple (2) - Rays Of Brilliance. 29 days ago
posted a review of Mother Savage - Mondo Cannibale. about 1 month ago
Collection of some of the earliest Mother Savage recordings focusing on rhythmic metal and raw drum machine tracks. Includes previously unreleased and alternate mixes.
posted a review of Macronympha - Deep Reeds. about 1 month ago
Previously unreleased 8 track recordings from 1992-1994. Mix of raw atmospheres and layered electronics. Featuring effected saxophone on two tracks.
posted a review of MXM (3) - Rare Flesh. about 1 month ago
Upon release, Rodger had mentioned that these were the original unreleased recordings made for the MXM collaboration between Monde Bruits and Macronympha.
submitted Lubbert Das - De Plagen. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Wince - Bullets For German Radio. 2 months ago
Looking to buy, let me know if you want to sell.
posted a review of Wolf Creek - State Of Exception. 2 months ago
Excellent tape from these newcomers from the Japanese scene. Dense layers of noise that sound like it comes from a veteran group with decades of experience. There is a varied and well paced methodology showcased here and you can tell these guys have ... See full review
posted a review of Form Hunter - Form Hunter. 2 months ago
This tape hits hard! Reminiscent of early 90's Americanoise like Macronympha. If you haven't grabbed this yet, you are fucking up. New Forces is killing it and an essential label. Looking forward to more releases by this project.
posted a review of Aaron Dilloway - Corpse On Horseback. 2 months ago
Corpse On Horseback is up there with Dilloway's best work and set's a high standard. If anyone is looking for a place to start with the artist, most would probably recommend this release, myself included. Dilloway has a deep discography and continues to ... See full review
posted a comment on Anthony Braxton - Willisau (Quartet) 1991 - Studio/Live. 3 months ago
Studio discs have been reissued from hatOLOGY and can be found here, Quartet (Willisau) 1991, Studio. Live discs should be reissued in 2019 I believe. Some of the best Braxton material, don't pass it up!
posted a review of Macronympha - Insane Torture Device. 3 months ago
The very first tape by Macronympha containing the earliest rumblings of noise from the classic duo of Rodger Stella and Joseph Roemer!

The first tracks clocks in at almost 25 minutes and heavily focuses on the use of tape loops. This track has a ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Physical Chaos. 3 months ago
Here we have the early inklings of Macronympha, Physical Chaos being the follow-up to their first tape, Insane Torture Device. When re-issuing this version of the tape, Rodger simply added a brief description of "The second Macronympha tape. Chaotic layered noise, raw ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Noise Room. 3 months ago
Dense, cascading electronics which never let up for 92 minutes.

On side A, there is always present, some pungent foundation underneath the sound, festering. Distorted and decayed loops, feedback screeching, muffled and indecipherable screams. Then some ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - SS7. 3 months ago
SS7 was originally recorded in 1993 and I have a feeling that Side A of this tape was used as source material for other Macro releases which were recorded that year and possibly even later.

Side A is a recording of raw, unprocessed, and unaccompanied ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Ninetythree. 3 months ago
I would say that 1995 was the best year of Macronympha material, but 1993 saw a lot of great material produced as well. Ninetythree was created in the same years as other material used for some fantastic releases such as Cut Ups, Drones & Other Weird 1993-2007 and Metal Noise. ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Cut-Ups, Drones & Other Weird. 3 months ago
The 2014 tape edition of Cut-Ups, Drones & Other Weird is not a straight reissue and actually a slightly different entity than previously released versions. There are some exclusive tracks which weren't on other editions, and the running order is ... See full review
posted a review of Sissy Spacek - Reversed Normalization. 3 months ago
Reversed Normalization features the most current and highly prolific line-up of John Wiese and Charlie Mumma. They are joined by Jay Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed and noise veteran Chris Goudreau of Sickness on all tracks. This is ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Metal Noise. 3 months ago
Junk metal mayhem! If you are a fan of Macro's scrap metal material, you are in the right place.

This is 90 minutes of trashed out noise! This isn't really rhythmic or "tribal" as the Metal tape or the side project Mother Savage, but just ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - III. 3 months ago
III is a harsh kick to the teeth that personally reminds me a lot of White Music. I'm wondering if the imagery was chosen intentionally to coincide with that release since the noise is comparable in style as well. This is one of my favorite of the ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Relentless Agony. 4 months ago
1994 release by Macro, and Relentless Agony is an appropriate name. The material on is this tape hardly lets up and is more or less a full blown exercise in harshness. The main focus on this release is just creating a straight up cacophony of feedback ... See full review
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posted a review of Macronympha - Baroque. 4 months ago
Baroque, in my opinion, is very similar in style and a great companion to Amplified Humans.

Both releases had been recorded and edited in 1996 and each showcase a further development in style from material released before. Baroque showcases a much more ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Metal. 4 months ago
There are no real surprises about what you are going to get with a title like Metal. This tape features twenty minutes of junk metal smashing and clanging looped into a rhythmic cacophony. If you are interested in other Macro releases heavily featuring ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Notes From Underground. 4 months ago
I have a lot of trouble getting into Notes From the Underground. The production on the tape is REALLY lo-fi and muddy to my ears, even for Macro, which kind of ruins a lot of the material for me. It's chaotic and I can sense there are a lot of layers and ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Amplified Humans. 4 months ago
There is a lot of texture to Amplified Humans.

The tape consists of two long form tracks that weave in and out of different motifs of the Macro sound palette. The classic duo of Rodger Stella and Joseph Roemer are complimented on this release ... See full review
posted a review of Merzbow - Collection 4. 4 months ago
Recorded in 1981, Collection 4 is a reflection of Masami Akita's early creations as Merzbow.

The tracks on this release feature a free improvisation approach with traditional instruments rather than his later electronic feedback/distortion work. This ... See full review
posted a review of Merzbow - Normal Music. 4 months ago
This early Merzbow release isn't anything like later albums most people are probably familiar with. These songs actually aren't noise at all!

This material showcases Mr. Akita's other influences, most notably, free improvisation/free jazz. As some are ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - The Spectacle Of Ravishing Our Maidens. 4 months ago
The Spectacle Of Ravishing Our Maidens has all of the usual Macro elements we've come to appreciate. Crushing and dense waves of unbridled lo-fi scum noise from the classic duo during a a truly prolific period. The material isn't all that unlike their ... See full review
submitted Candelabrum - Portals. 4 months ago
posted a review of Macronympha - Grind. 4 months ago
The devil is in the details as they say, and that's probably why Grind is one of the best Macronympha releases ever.

The level of composition within these noise tracks is excellent. They took the key ingredients from past releases: junk metal, harsh ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Crack. 4 months ago
Essential Macro, one of my favorite tapes.

Recorded during their prolific stretch of releases in 1995, Crack offers a dense blast of noise. There is a lot of distortion, screeching, processing of found sounds, and the whole nine yards Macro are known ... See full review
posted a review of Macronympha - Psych Rot. 4 months ago
A real gritty tape from Macro here. Recorded in 1995 around the same time as some of their classics like Crack, Grind, Pittsburgh and more. The noise found on this tape is raw and feels unfinished however, doesn't really sound like the pivotal material ... See full review
submitted Ruidosa Inconformidad / Deflowered Cunt - Ruidosa Inconformidad/Deflowered Cunt Split. 5 months ago
submitted Moenen Of Xezbeth - Ancient Spells Of Darkness.... 5 months ago
submitted Grave Upheaval - Untitled. 5 months ago
submitted Utzalu - The Loins of Repentance. 8 months ago