Absurd Exposition is proud to present the debut LP from Vancouver’s RUSALKA.
Kate Rissiek has been a mainstay of the west coast Canadian harsh noise scene for over a decade now and “Base Waters” comes nearly seven years after Rusalka’s initial involvement with Absurd Exposition (“Blood Comes Anyway”, 2013). Within those years a line can be traced that has continued to tighten around a formidable body of work – from solo releases on stalwart labels such as New Forces, to splits with the likes of MK9 and THE RITA on Neural Operations, and a compilation appearance on heavy electronics powerhouse Tesco Organization. “Base Waters” showcases an artist dedicated to their craft and at the top of their game. However, if anything is evident during Rusalka’s past eleven years, it is that “peak performance” negates the fact that there are still more peaks to climb (and make no doubt – they will be climbed). This is a much-deserved LP from one of the most consistent and ever-improving noise acts of our time.
Using a theremin as a centerpiece, Rusalka leads us straight into a harsh noise odyssey of oceanic depths – but something is lurking beneath the waves. It’s dark. Fog horns sound. A lighthouse is pulsating. Underwater evasion. Capitulation. Receding tides. No respite. These waters run thick.
Recorded May 2019
Mastered by Pentti Dassum
Rusalka is Kate Rissiek
Absurd Exposition AE34
Edition of 221. Includes insert and download code. Stream/download.
5 art edition copies are also available (total edition of 30).
CIRCUIT WOUND – Burnt Landscape Panorama CS
COLD CLIMAX – Brute of Opportunity CS
CRACKED SLIT CS
HERETIC GRAIL – With Ropes and Broken Will CS
HYMENAL OPENING – Believing a Victim CS + Poster
IGOR RUZ – “Inhumanities” Art Book
MASKHEAD – Climax of the Flesh CS
Deadline / Next Halloween / Room 2A
BLACK LEATHER JESUS – A.N.T.I. CS
BLACK LEATHER JESUS – Juliet of the Spirits CS
BLACK LEATHER JESUS – Anti-LaVey CS
BLACK LEATHER JESUS / MSBR – Sonic Destruction CS
BLACK LEATHER JESUS / THRESHOLD OF SLEEP – Dead Fetus in the Womb CS
EDWARD KA-SPEL / NUITS ROUGES – Midnight Pharmacy LP
MANPLUG – Show 2CS
MRAT – Scanning Tongues of Echoing Triggers CS
MSBR / RICHARD RAMIREZ – Sonic Aggression CS
MY GEISHA SUCK HOLE CS
RICHARD RAMIREZ CS
SMELL & QUIM – Noize On Feel the Cum CS
THE SIAMESE MODEL – Murderous Clitoris CS
RUSALKA – Manipulate-Decimate CS
SISSISTERS – Spectator CS
WINCE – Fester CS
White Centipede Noise
HEAT SIGNATURE – Disguised Human Presence CD
JEPH JERMAN – Arcane Facture CD
WINCE – Shame CD
Incoming titles from Chefsideologens Bolag, Damien Records, Fourth Dimension, Hospital, New Forces, Segerhuva, Total Black, Unrest, Urashima, White Centipede Noise