Kleistwahr – “Music For Zeitgeist Fighters” – [Nashazphone]
Kleistwahr is the solo electronic project of Gary Mundy, of the legendary industrial/power electronics band Ramleh; his work under this name dates back to a pair of Broken Flag cassette releases from 1983. Mundy has returned to this project in recent years to create a series of intensely beautiful noise records that share a common theme of modern despair, including 2014’s The World Is Not My Home, 2016’s Over Your Heads Forever, and now this 2017 LP from Cairo’s Nashazphone label.
Music for Zeitgeist Fighters holds two sidelong tracks, “Music For Dead Dreams” (T1) and “Music For Fucked Films” (T2), composed from relentless guitar feedback, ghostly voices straining to be heard through the distortion, hazy piano melodies, droning organ, and blistering noise. Blasts of harshness coexist with tragic beauty in a way that is so effortless and so authentic that it is immediately clear that this is work of a master. Philip Best wrote of this record: “Really don’t want to ruin the fun and generally I’m up for anything but this fucking shit cannot go on, can it?” In these deeply fucked times, music this blazingly powerful stirs the will to keep fighting.
you heard it 25 times on kfjc! most recently:
- 167 days ago, lexi glass played Music For Dead Dreams
- 353 days ago, Portuguese Water Dog played Music For Dead Dreams
- 812 days ago, abacus finch played Music For Fucked Films
- 1020 days ago, Billie Joe Tolliver played Music For Dead Dreams
- 1024 days ago, Lord Gravestench played Music For Fucked Films
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