Album Review

Resurrection [coll] – [Thumbprint Press]

abacus   1/8/2013   A Library, CD

2006 release from these assailants of aural insanity and electrical malfunction. Government Alpha is Yasutoshi Yoshida out of Japan and is one of the masters following in the footsteps of folks like Merzbow and Masonna, specializing in the execution of sadistic sonic seizures and assaulting audio incineration. For the unprepared, these 6 tracks could cause a coronary with the sheer power and suffocating pain being administered. They have the destructive power of giant industrial machinery being torn apart, like a space shuttle burning away as it plummets through earth’s atmosphere, or a derailed train grinding along the tracks for miles and miles, or the catastrophic collapse of a steel mill. The finest in warbling, screeching and piercing tones with all the reverberating hums and explosions of feedback to fill every inch of space. Bastard Noise is Eric Wood and WT Nelson who offer some subtler, more brooding and ominous features. Track 7 is a giant 20 minute slab of barely audible low end drone (CAUTION VERY QUIET) that moves seamlessly into the next track, progressively stacking on glitched industrial rhythms and searing noise with an omnipresent entity controlling the flow in a very meticulous manner. The album closes with another hollow storm lurking over the horizon. While the G.A. tracks are more psychotic attacks, MITBN reeks of evil. Don’t bite your tongue off!

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