DOORWAYS TO HELL II – ‘Sculptures of Ittenbach’ 2xC90
For the sequel to 2015’s film evisceration case study, we disfigure four vhs gore classics directed by Olaf Ittenbach. Ittenbach’s films push the limits of splatter and require great resolve to endure for even the most desensitized mutants. Bits and pieces of decayed vhs audio are crudely stitched together to create dark and unpleasantly rotting ambient discompositions. Nasties included in this three-hour set include: Black Past (1989), Premutos (1997), Beyond the Limits (2003), and the masterpiece, The Burning Moon (1992). Edition of 20 double cassettes, full-color artwork. All sound sampled, mixed, and edited (from the films) by D.Dlugosielski, 2017.
MOSSY THROATS – ‘Embalmer’s Story’ C47
The sound of blood pumped away rhythmically, replaced with medical fluids. Crepuscular thud-heavy electronic drums summon deathly and harsh whispers from the EMBALMER. Edition of 20 cassettes, full-color artwork. All sound by D.Dlugosielski, 2017.
GEL MAUSOLEUM – ‘The Flesh Staircase’ C60
Hi-tech lurching death slowly spreads putrid gas over the FLESH STAIRCASE. An hour of uneasy, nebular murk and gunk that forever unfolds its sooty and rotted interior. Panic-room chamber music. Edition of 20 cassettes, full-color artwork. All sound by D.Dlugosielski, 2017.