CDR: Deserted Factory DF004 
- found in Apache logs mp3
b&e - break and enter
DMZ - de-militarized zone
DRM - digital rights management
evilbit - as above
incidents - mailing list for discussing network incursions and related
klez - lo-fi email virus
list washer - spamming for profit
total information awareness systems - privacy is over
DRM - digital rights management (Absurdgod remix)
day. Another CD by a band I’ve never heard of before. Another label
that seems to have sprung up suddenly out of no-where. I am seriously
struggling to keep up to date with what is going on nowadays. Straight
onto the internet. Thank God for broadband. I discover that the Deserted
Factory record label has released a variety of Doom Metal / Noise / Ambient
/ Experimental recordings by a variety of artists, of whom New Risen Throne
is the only one I know. This doesn’t surprise me. Looks like some
tasty stuff on there though.. Not interested in the metal / rock shit.
Pity I don’t have a credit card. Damn the banks for ripping all
Straight onto the Griefer web page. Not a lot to see there. Love their
slogan. ‘Malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others’.
Here are sick boys I can relate to. And from Canada to boot. Love Canadians.
Salt of the earth. Great names too. Moron & Soma &…Owen?.
Kinda roles off the tongue. Nice photo of a leg…I hope it’s
a fucking leg… being operated on. Discover that ‘Evilbit’
is their debut recording and they had contributed a track to the "Tonal
Destruction Vol 2" V/A compilation. I don’t have that one.
I do have "Tonal Destruction Vol 1" but that’s of no use
to me here.
They classify their music as harsh ambient / death industrial. Can’t
argue with that. Although I think after listening to "Evilbit"
a few times that I would also put them into the experimental side of things.
There’s definitely an experimental edge to their music. They may
agree to disagree with that statement. Which all of course means that
you’ll need a pretty strong stomach, coupled with the patience of
a saint, to listen to their electronic dirges. Luckily I have. Plus they’ve
caught me on a good day when I’m in an appreciative mood to listen
to any heavy going / duty noise that chunders and thunders from my speakers.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing so hardcore here that
makes it unbearable to the ears. The very opposite in fact. But the mere
fact that they make uncompromising music will, inevitably, not appeal
to everyone. Take Owen. He, of the only sensible name in the group, contributes
vocals but not in a way you would recognise. His voice is so fucked up
electronically that it becomes an instrument of noise instead of expression.
Likewise Soma & Moron provide a musical backing, scarily unreal and
fragmented, that hides any hint of melody that may have been lurking beneath
the surface. You know the sort of stuff. All ‘ZZZWWWAZZZAZZZ’
& ‘SSSQUEEEEELLL’ in low and high tones with assorted
bumps and thumps. Invigorating in a comforting manner. How it manages
to somehow keep itself together without falling apart into a confused
mess I‘ll never know.
The allure of the sounds of machinery breaking down and gone wrong has
always appealed and is showcased here for all to hear. They can agree
to disagree on this also. A fine debut that will appeal to its target
audience and to weird and wired up music freaks everywhere.
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