Hospital Productions

FFH – ‘make them understand’ LP
American revisionist power electronics. First full length LP. Edition of 114 with booklet.

From 1995 to 2004 Jonathan Canady led the classic american power electronics band Deathpile, which culminated in the 2003 release of G.R., the band’s final album. Co-released by Force of Nature Productions and Hospital Productions, the album instantly set a new benchmark in extreme music, providing a fully realized, investigative, confrontational intensity, while exploring the perspective of the perpetrator, in this case one Gary Ridgway. Longtime industrial and experimental musician David E. Williams provides masterful analogue synth work alongside Canady’s devastating vocal performance, which stands as one of the most powerful in all of extreme music’s history, a testament to controlled chaos and full immersion into the most challenging of subject matters. Canady’s dynamic artistic contributions have included time at Relapse Records as art director, releasing albums as Dead World on Nuclear Blast, Relapse and Release, exhibiting internationally as a visual artist, as well as operating the Malsonus label, responsible for 1999’s definitive ” The Sound of Sadism” compilation, among others. Ten years on, G.R.’s cultural influence is felt in print, covered in “Gathering of the Tribe: Music and Heavy Conscious Creation” by Mark Goodall, and sonically, as one of the high marks in all of american power electronics. Mastered by Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer, Deathpile’s G.R. is now made available for the first time on vinyl in an edition of 500.


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