Monday, 25 November 2013

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"Through the voice one becomes animal"
Year:    2013
Country:    Sweden
City:   Gothenburg
Label:    Exlibris Nordén
Format:    EP
Edition:    10 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    15 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise            Spoken Words









A clear 10" lathe-cut vinyl record limited to 10 copies, handmade and cut in real-time. Includes a 24-page booklet.
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BARRIKAD + FEAR KONSTRUKTOR
"The path to the black lodge"
Year:    2012
Country:    Sweden , Russia
Format:    CD
Edition:    150 copies
Tracks:    5
Time:    29 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Dark Ambient           Noise








Fear Konstruktor / Barrikad "The Path to the Black Lodge", influenced by the Black and White Lodge from Twin Peaks. "The Black Lodge" is a fictional setting featured in the television series Twin Peaks. It is an extradimensional place which seems to include, primarily, the "Red Room" first seen by Agent Cooper in a dream early in the series. As events in the series unfold, it becomes apparent that the characters from the Red Room, the room itself and the Black Lodge, along with the White Lodge, are connected. Four tracks of dark-ambient drone's and blasts of Soviet era analogue synth experimentations. At once a mysterious journey into the Lodge itself and a hallucinatory auditory trip into the darkside of the psyche! Highly recommended. Limited to 150 copies.
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"We make nihilists smile again"
Year:    2011
Country:    Sweden
City:    Gothenburg
Label:    Phage Tapes
Format:    CD
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks :    3
Time:   45 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:                  Noise                Field Recordings










We Make Nihilists Smile Again is seven tracks featuring Barrikad collaboration of three and a DIFFERENT artist. Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat, Fear Konstruktor, and Government to Lend Helping Hand Alpha, infusing Barrikad's sound with Distinctive differences. This CD from Phage Tapes come with pull-out liner notes feature thatâ Excerpts from Five Different philospher Giorgio Agamben's book The Coming Community.




"Black Hammers" with the dev Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat, features a long-running bass drone of distant Pulsinger, Along with a closer whir of electronics and tape manipulations or perhaps eith Actually sound recordings of chirping monkeys and yowling in the jungle. Needless to say "Black Hammers" take on the aura of a dark jungle full of Unrest, and the distance of the recording, mastering Which Feels Like The Way Back is pushed, causes the listener to pay attention to the sounds Really That oscillate Within this track.











The second track, "Governmentality," Fear Konstruktor features, and again Seems to play off of the less-is-more approach with a Slight buzzing with background and Pulsinger of electronic clicks and blocks, static offset by surging deep Beneath it all. It's anothe drone piece at Hypnotic display of the effects of single and whirs and caps on the human mind and the Ability to focus intently where Such minimal sounds. At Some Point garbled vocal samples play Overtop of the drone, and this repetition is very effectiv to the mood of "Governmentality"; It Makes one wonder, After reading the philosophies of Agamben, What Speech Delivered once the vocals.









 

The Two drone pieces make up the meat of We Make Nihilists Smile Again; Government Alpha dev's "Destroy, Destroy, Destroy" kicks in with STIs collision harsh noise, Influential But despite the long-running and GA Appearance, high Above the track Never Really Hits of substandard Peals of static and noise. It's not a bad track, But it's entirely expected from Government and Alpha Rather mundane Compared to the Stellar Before it Collaborations.








 



These Collaborations are Fairly well-done, But I will say that ', Being new to Barrikad's sound, I Could Never Really Where I Could Pinpoint time to pick out Barrikad's Own Contributions to the mixes. The tracks all seemed to sound like noise from the Guest Contributors, and while that's not entirely for seven of Abnormal Collaboration I found myself Wishing That I Could get just the hint of Barrikad What sounds like solo. (*NOTE: this good review was written HERE ).
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 "Class war"
Year:    2010
Country:    Sweden
City:      Gothenburg
Artist:    ?
Label:    Xerxes rec.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    4
Time:    17 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Harsh Noise                Spoken Words















The veteran noise musician from Sweden who started his project in 1999, decided in this occasion to record a work totally focalized on pure harsh noise, with less industrial influences. There are as always human voices (mostly screams or spoken words) which are about social issues, politics, socialism, class war, etc. The sound is very dirty and can to remind some classic japanese noise artists. In fact, it was a japanese record label which made and distribute this recording, "Xerxes Records" of the also musician Government Alpha. It seem for 5 € you can still to buy this physical CD HERE .
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"Here we come!"
Year:    2001
Country:   Sweden
City:   Gothenburg
Label:   FA
Format:   CD
Tracks:   6
Time:   20 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise














Until date this is the darkest BARRIKAD album I heard ever. We are in front of the debut, the first BARRIKAD recording, this project from Sweden and the general sound it remind me a lot the first old industrial musicians like russian Alexander Lebedev Frontov (Linija Mass, Veprisuicida, Vetrophonia, Stalnoy Project, etc.) or other examples. Active since 2001, the -based unit BARRIKAD developed a very personal approach to harsh/industrial noise throughout enlightened excursions into semiotics and philosophy as well as showing his attachment for left-wing ideology and activism filtered by a genuine crust/HC attitude. Every track from his discography sounds like a statement.
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"Entropic Society"
Year:    2003
Country:    Sweden
Label:    Segerhuva
Format:    EP
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    4
Time:    22 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise            Spoken Words


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