[mt114cs] Shredded Nerve – ‘Bleeding From The Head’ C32
Kicking it right off with a forceful synth overtone and never relenting. Five tracks of uniquely varied elements placed in a forward thinking context: industrial synth dread, concrete audio voyeurism, and naturally ocurring harsh noise. Compelling narrative work from a young artist at the height of his powers. Edition of 100 copies, with full color artwork by JB.
[mt115cs] Jim Haynes – ‘Vane Dodson’ C40
Acousmatic sound research from veteran bay area technician Jim Haynes. Electronic distress signals initiate panic and tension through abrupt jump cuts into alternate contexts. Echoes of John Duncan, Hafler Trio and Joe Colley hover above and around Jim’s soundworld, but his aesthetic is a universe all his own. Edition of 100 copies, with full color artwork by JH.
[mt116cs] Still Image – ‘Without’ C20
Following up shortly after MT’s Hostage Pageant release with Shane Church’s sibling project. Crude, simple, yet direct tracks utilizing room sounds and amplified metal instruments. Patient and organic, yet heavy handed tape music for noise heads. Edition of 100 copies, with full color artwork by Shane Church + JB.
[mt117cs] Stroker – ‘Dolores’ C28
Third cassette from Rachel Slurr, mid-atlantic noise queen and former den mother of Heaven’s Gate. Six tracks of true American Noise; arguments, attitude and depravity flying the flag through junk metal gutter abuse. Edition of 100 copies, with full color artwork by Rachel Slurr + JB.