First time on vinyl for this cult album from Japanese Noise / Death Industrial / junk noise group MOTHRA: Jun-ichi Takahashi (Screloma), Masahiko Okubo (Linekraft / Oozepus), Fumihiro Kojima, and Masahito Nozu.
Harsh noise, rhythmic death industrial and full of Industrial junk percussion, “Doom Engine” was created using gas tanks, iron plates, junk metal, heavy bass, distorted / screamed vocals, and psychedelic sound imagery.
For fans of: early Einsturzende Neubauten / early Test Dept, Kollaps, classic German Death Industrial, but with a distinct Japanese edge.
New artwork by RSJS. Ltd x 400 copies on 180gm vinyl in a 350gsm sleeve.
A1. Great God Wind (6:45)
A2. Shit Microphone Scream (5:14)
A3. Man-Mai Bastard (5:05)
B1. Death Black Square (4:24)
B2. 1/495.5 Mensch (3:10)
B3. Space Doom Engine (7:50)
“A demanding listen, this cult album seeks to push boundaries… It’s a harsh, discordant recording through and through, put together using a lot of non-standard instrumentation… it has a kind of dystopian feel to it, like the soundtrack to the end of civilisation. Perhaps more so now than on its original release… Some of the loudest, most ear-splitting elements of “Japanoise” are by default not designed to sound pleasant… [This] seeks to push boundaries and shows that the band is dedicated to their own, distinctive modus operandi… If you have a taste for unconventional, provocative noise projects then definitely check this out” (Trebuchet)
“Industrial style beats, harsh noises and power electronics… a decent amount of junk percussion and home made instruments while distorted screams and shots are also a very huge part of the recording… some influences of 80’s era experimental and industrial are mixed in with a more modern brutality as well as a decent amount of rhythmic patterns…. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover death, doom, darkness and violence themes. Mothra are a very great sounding mixture of death industrial and harsh noise” (8/10, DarkUndergroundMusicZine)