KP Transmission/ Омутъ Мора – Split (C60, Ciel Bleu et Petits Oiseaux Records)

Honestly, I don’t know much about KP Transmission or Омутъ Мора  besides what I can get from the Internet. KP Transmission is Karina Kazaryan from Moscow and Siberia, a dark ambient and self-described illbient artist; Омутъ Мора (AKA Omut Mora) is a Russian experimental/dark ambient/folk project as described by the artist’s VK profile. KP Transmission has had…

Sissy Spacek – Brath (CD, Oxen)

Sissy Spacek is pretty much legendary in the noise genre, but even if you haven’t heard the band specifically, its member John Wiese should definitely ring familiar. The band has gone through a series of members in its lengthy run, but Brath finds Wiese working with drummer Charlie Mumma alone to create noisegrind out of squalls of…

Thirteen Fingers – Ward Six (CD-R, Solitary Machine)

Thirteen Fingers is a harsh noise project with a number of releases under his belt, including the previously reviewed Pater Mortuus on Phage Tapes. That release found the project experimenting with harsh noise and drone, but Ward Six is a much more dynamic cut-up affair, with seven tracks ranging from 3-6 minutes spanning a gamut of sounds. Clocking in at…

Big Hole – The Pearl of My Renaissance (CD-R, Not on Label)

Big Hole has become another artist in the vast field of harsh noise wall known for his great works; The Pearl of My Renaissance, an album recorded back in February 2015, is a self-released CD-R consisting of one massive lengthy wall, clocking in at 72 minutes. The opening sound bite is clearly from Daniel von Bargen…

Tinnitustimulus – 3rd Degree/Rotator Cuff (C40, Deaf Culture Music)

Tinnitustimulus is a harsh noise project from Tom B., who also runs the label Deaf Culture Music. 3rd Degree/Rotator Cuff is a tape released in 2014, although it looks like there are still some copies available on Tinnitustimulus’ website; the cassette is a C40 featuring two side-long tracks, one of more rhythmic intent and one focusing on…

The Killer Came from the Bronx – Purgatoried Torso (CD-R, Ink Runs Recordings)

The Killer Came from the Bronx is another project from Julien Skrobek featuring harsh noise walls that seem inspired by slasher/serial killer tropes. The project has a few releases under its belt including the more recent Ripper 1976 on Needle and Knife; Purgatoried Torso was released in 2014 on Skrobek’s own label Ink Runs Recordings. This disc is similarly…

New release: Lurid Hallway – Door Three available

While Memory Wave Transmission has functioned (or malfunctioned) first and foremost as a review outlet, I do sometimes release some of my own work under its title. Therefore, I wanted to draw your attention to a new(ish) release that I’m selling now from my project Lurid Hallway. Lurid Hallway is a continuing series of harsh…

Memory Smoker – Synth Eternal (C60, Not On Label)

Memory Smoker is a noise project from Alex, Ben, Jeremy, and Luke comprised of synth sounds and horror soundtrack stings. Besides Synth Eternal, they’ve got a couple of other releases under their belt, but this one is their newest release. Based on the track titles alone, it’s pretty apparent what this 60-minute cassette will offer –…

Ghost Miner – Shadow Factory (C25, Out-Of-Body Records)

Shadow Factory is a great release of minimal noise-driven beats, and it’s interesting to hear Ghost Miner’s dark dancework in comparison to Ascites blasts of noise. Like everything Out-Of-Body Records has put out so far, this is material that’s definitely worth picking up.

K2 / Constrain / Fenian – K2 / Constrain / Fenian (CD, Oxen)

K2 gives up one 15 minute track of searing harsh noise, crushing right from the start and certainly reminiscent of his own style. As always, it’s difficult to say something specific about “Sarrogate for Mass Murder” because of its eclecticism, running the gamut from junk electronics crunch to super-hot white noise, and then also slipping…