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Obsidian Needles – “Every Angel Is Terrifying” – [Self Released]

lexi glass   12/10/2019   A Library, Cassette

Obsidian Needles is the Olympia-based industrial noise project of Clare S. This 2019 cassette, released in advance of her U.S. tour with Oakland’s Crawl of Time, contains two harrowing longform works. “keep my sufferings & desires from being violent” (Side A) alternates between uncomfortable stretches of subtle tones and textures and violent blasts of noise, with crushing industrial rhythms and distorted vocals. “good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere, honey” (Side B) forces us to eavesdrop on a conversation between a young sex worker and her customer. A sustained, throbbing pulse builds and vicious processed vocals rise up, as if in response to the disturbing scene. A quiet emptiness follows, and within that void the strength is mustered for a final, terrifying expression of rage.
FCCS on both sides

you heard it 16 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 7 days ago, Naysayer played Keep My Sufferings & My Desires From Being Violent
  • 25 days ago, Lurker played Good Girls Go to Heaven Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Honey
  • 27 days ago, Social Services played Good Girls Go to Heaven Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Honey
  • 31 days ago, whngr played Keep My Sufferings & My Desires From Being Violent
  • 43 days ago, lexi glass played Good Girls Go to Heaven Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Honey
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