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…

Flesh Coffin/Spermicidal – Split (C42, Idrone Park)

Flesh Coffin has been reviewed quite heavily here on Memory Wave Transmission, and the reason is that Andreas Brandal is a fairly prolific artist. His blend of dark ambient harsh noise certainly highlights horror atmosphere, and it fits in well with Cathal Rodgers project Spermicidal and his industrial black metal noise. This untitled split, with…

Roro Perrot/Rotkappchen/Superror – Acoustic Armageddon (CD-R, Ikebukuro Dada)

Acoustic noise is something with which I don’t have much experience, but I do know that when he’s not building walls, Vomir artist Roro Perrot is busy performing his blend of acoustic anti-folk with strummed guitar and, apparently, incredibly gargled vocal stylings. Rotkappchen has been featured on this site before, and, like always, the sound…

Big Hole – I Can’t Breathe (3″ CD-R, Not On Label)

I Can’t Breathe is Big Hole’s reaction to the death of Eric Garner back in December 2014. By now, that video of Garner struggling for breath in the wake of a brutal police attack has circulated the Internet and media more than ever, but when I Can’t Breathe was released at the end of December, it was a…

La Goccia D’Acqua – Tradere (3″ CD-R, Ink Runs Recordings)

Yet another project in Julien Skrobek’s expanding ouvre, La Goccia D’Acqua is translated to The Drop of Water from Italian. On this release for his own Ink Runs Recordings, he’s influenced by Black Sabbath, the 1963 horror film starring Boris Karloff. On offer is a wall of nearly twenty minutes long that skirts the line between…