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Metal Rouge – ‘Soft Erase’ LP $12
soft_erase“It’s 2013 and although some people would like to tell you that the party is just beginning, the truth is that it’s been over for quite some time. Protest music exists only as a form of personal ritual, hedonism is the only exorcism, artists stifle internal impulses in pursuit of career mobility. On Soft Erase Metal Rouge present a solemn meditation on contemporary society’s willingness to accept what many before have fought to stop. Soft Erase is a collection of monochromatic machine-pulses ridden into the blank heart of single-take live excursions, a haze of modulated delay and de-synchronized loops, of strings hit endlessly in the hope that meaning may appear… Ritual chants give way to berserk guitar overload…dark vamping leads from nowhere to nowhere burning negation and dismissal as righteous fuel…hazy prayers for rain spill out in the merciless desert heat unspooling into an extended fake-kraut meditation featuring Giles Miller on a beautifully unhurried alto sax. Cover art based on the censored art of Italian street artist Blu. Recorded at Ascension Ashram, Los Angeles CA, 2011 – 2012. Mixed by Sean McCann, mastered by James Plotkin. Edition of 300.


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