Sunday, May 24, 2009


Normally I'd never post anything as inane as a youtube link. But these are truly great pieces of art.

My favorite is Day Two. Watch in HD.

Day One. -32° 54' 35.66", +151° 45' 26.45"

Day Two. -32° 55' 40.32", +151° 46' 5.49"

Day Three. -32° 54' 28.38", +151° 46' 11.60"

Monday, May 18, 2009

Gridlock - Formless (2003) [CD&Vinyl-V0]

Probably Gridlock's most sophisticated album, shows a great deal of maturity yet still contains the distinctiveness of their earlier more straight-forward industrial / rhythmic noise material. Perfectly merging harsh abrasive, indeed formless, rhythms with beautiful ambient soundscapes, this being their last album leans more toward IDM. But in a way IDM feels like an insult to such a mature album like this, just glowing of analog warthm, in difference of the digital clones, who just relish on cheap software, and are otherwise found in the genre. Do not let the word IDM scare you off this fantastic record, this is unlike any other IDM.

What I post here is both the 2xvinyl version and the CD version. The CD version was the one I fell in love with. The differences aren't big. The track order is different. Some tracks are about 10-15 seconds longer on the vinyl, and the last ambient outro track is extended by about 5 minutes. The CD version has these interludes which are missing on the vinyls. I don't reckon either one is the "best" so to speak, the vinyl one feels tighter, while the CD has lower bass and clearer high end.

New links!


Vinyl V0

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Throbbing Gristle - The Third Mind Movements (2009) [FLAC&V0]

Here's the new Throbbing Gristle if anyone missed it, was exclusively sold at live performances in US, April 2009. The first five minutes I was slightly sceptic, but I'm definitely not disappointed. This feels great after "The Endless Not", which itself wasn't bad, it just didn't feel TG, it felt Coil-ish. TTMM is more subtly powerful, eerie, creepier and probably better, slightly reminiscent of some of their early stuff. I don't think they could ever outshine their earlier years though and I don't think that's what they're trying to accomplish either.

FLAC part 1
FLAC part 2
FLAC part 3
FLAC part 4

V0 part 1
V0 part 2