The debut tape from AXIOM – a new Montreal duo taking sound and compositional cues from early 1980s noise (when it was still more broadly classified under the “industrial” banner). The release is structured as one side-long composition that gives itself room enough only to explore the dungeon it occupies. Swirling electronics begin to appear as the tape progresses, but there is never a hint of anything psychedelic. The sounds of samples and other components weave in and out as if coming and going with the tide. Vocals are used as another sound source, rather than for delivery of any sort of lyric, and there is a haunting presence lurking throughout that is reminiscent of Prurient (or perhaps the ’80s progenitors that lent their influence). It’s dark in this dungeon. Take as needed.
Edition of 50 pro-dubbed black tapes with one-sided paper labels. The same program repeats on both sides. AE49.
This is no-frills punishment. A complete lack of basic human decency or civility.
Edition of 104 pro-dubbed burgundy tapes with pad-printed labels. The first 100 copies include download code. AE50.
Digital versions available at absurdexposition.bandcamp.com
AIDAN BAKER & EKIN FIL – The Dark Well CD
FLANGER MAGAZINE – Breslin CD
JOSH LANDES – Provincial Electronics CD
Buried In Slag And Debris
BEACH VICODIN – Glass Contract CS
FOUKE – There is Something Evil Out There CS
JUNK ENTITY – Tune LZ CS
RUSALKA – Uncertain Current CS
GENE PICK – Shit or Go Blind CS
SURGICAL RENAISSANCE – Hard-Core C18 CS
WHITE RHINO TAXIDERMY – Exotica CS
Helen Scarsdale Agency
VERTONEN – Broken Air CS
DEATHROES – Inhuman Comedy LP
THE CHERRY POINT – Visiting Hours CD
GOD IS WAR – King of the Arabs / Whatever In Creation 2CD
THE RITA – Anna Kogler Found In the River CD
SLIT THROATS – Joshi Noise Worship 2CD
UNEXAMINE – Omnicidal Accelerant CD
WITHOUT BELONGING – Convocation CD
Public Bath Press
KATO DAVID HOPKINS – “Rumors of Noizu: Hijokaidan and the Road to 2nd Damascus” Book
HARNESS – Encased In Marble / Wrapped In Roots CD
GAS CHAMBER – Disposition Matrix I VHS
Incoming: 4iB, AAD, Audio Dissection, Cadre, Chondritic Sound, Dead Mind, Foul Prey, Fourth Dimension, Joy De Vivre, Narcolepsia, Neural Operations, No Rent, Outsider Art, Tesco, Total Black, Troniks, Vanilla