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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 17 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 175 days ago, Lurker played Good Girls Go to Heaven Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Honey
  • 1021 days ago, Naysayer played Keep My Sufferings & My Desires From Being Violent
  • 1039 days ago, Lurker played Good Girls Go to Heaven Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Honey
  • 1041 days ago, Social Services played Good Girls Go to Heaven Bad Girls Go Everywhere, Honey
  • 1045 days ago, whngr played Keep My Sufferings & My Desires From Being Violent
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