Sunday, 15 June 2014

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"proto-culture"
Year:    2005
Country:    Hungary
City:    Budapest
Artist:    Gyorgy Turoczy
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    10
Time:    33 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Rhythmic Noise            Dark Ambient











In Tove Jansson’s Moomin series, the Hattifnatters are serious mysterious ghost-like beings who rarely speak, can be grown from seeds, and may be able to attract lightning. The silent and occasionally glowing creatures are obsessed with weather and collectively own a single barometer, which they guard zealously. They are sometimes assumed to be malevolent spirit beings, but are actually just fucking weird. And this album, Barometrizm, by the duo named after these herbaceous supernatural beings, captures their atmospheric weirdness perfectly. As one might expect from a project named after the Hattifnatters, field recordings saturate this release. Crackling, dripping, pulsing, rippling, burbling, creaking, whooshing: this album has it all, layered with distant chiming, granulated voice noises, bowed things, and tidal ebbs and flows of tones, both warm and cold. It’s not quite ‘dark ambient’ or its hippy cousin ‘meditation music’, but it definitely sits (strangely, ghostly, mysteriously) in that same spectral ballpark. If I had to compare it to anything, it brings to mind the treated ritual noises of Akoustik Timbre Frekuency (who actually does designate his own works as ‘dark ambient’, so what do I know?), with its delays, flanges, filters, field recordings, pitch-shiftings, occult atmosphere. The sixth and final track (‘Renasyr’) is the gold here, as far as I’m concerned: concentrated weird darkness with very unsettling vocal creak-grunts floating over the top, sinister breath-noises circling, oppressive tundral black tones rising slowly beneath our feet, foghorn French horn ritual summoning calls emerging from the blackness. It’s heavy, dank, lightless, and not at all whimsical (which the rest of the album almost universally is). It’s definitely not as pleasant as the rest of the album, but this lack of pleasantry is something that I particularly love and helps give the piece a persistence and singularity of vision that eludes the other five pieces here. It’s almost harrowing, a tunnel experience, a well experience, a blighted and water-logged near-drowning experience in the frozen place that the occult-botanical amateur climatologists call home …and I loved it.
(*review by  ZHB ).
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"grave filler enter institute"
Year:    2008
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    15
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Dark Ambient










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"the original serpent"
Year:    2012
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    12
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Dark Ambient











Two years after the previous sound act Stone Wired released its fifth record with the title of Structural Deconstruction Of Vital Organs. Brute violent noise structure filled up with a load of speech samplings and distorted vocals. The Original Serpent album as an addition joined the anger-filled menace and made the CD release complete. The Original Serpent as a demo picked up the new line that the Vital Organs launched as a faithful sequel burst out with agonizing pain and torturing hate. "Stone Wired got me staggered again with starting the album with female voice. The band always cause me surprises. Unexpected gulfing of sick tunes and screams. Well layered noise structures with mostly deep voices and weird melodies. New way to use samples that never before used in the story of the band and the melodies that bring a refreshing new path to Stone Wired. Inhale Death and Every One Of Us Should Die are more like industrial songs with a strong Death Noise feeling than a pure Death Industrial compositions. The chemical destruction has begun. The Original Serpent demo which is also the part of the disc was created as a desecration of Christian Spirit. The EP is a sinister destruction. Darkness and death everywhere, weird tunes with samples taken from rare contemporary movies. All the frightening wound opening pleasure of the serpent cumulating in one track Tears Of The Quiet Ones. The album is very original and absolutely recommended." / Subterranean Tenebris Fanzine Hungary 2014
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"perceiving dark matter"
Year:    2014
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    8
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Dark Ambient








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"in silent attention"
Year:    2014
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    8
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Dark Ambient









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XTEMATIC + STONE WIRED
"infected shaping"
Year:    2014
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    12
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise








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"Umbral depth of shade"
Year:    2015
Country:    Hungary
City:    Budapest
Artist:    Gyorgy Turoczy
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    13
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Dark Ambient












carry on the usual Stone Wired music style, here we go with another excellent recording, dating of 2015, of this hungarian artist. Many Stone Wired followers consider this one as his best album recorded ever since his begining in 1996. True or false, the fact is this twelve tracks album, reunited in sixty minutes the best of various music sources such as: rhythmic noise, industrial, dark ambient, spoken words, etc. Some tracks sound are more structured than others and have more rhythmic section. Other ones are closer to dark ambient atmospheres, with nor rhythms neither human voices. Album recommended for those who listen to Stone Wired for the first time. Excellent job.
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BIOGRAPHY : In Hungary Gyorgy Turoczy aka mortum found himself addicted to analog modular synthesizers so he decided to launch a project which deals with drones and noises in 1997. After several tape recordings in 1999 he realized that he could create more sophisticated and interesting soundscapes if he add field recordings and sampler workings to the analog noise carpets. In 2001 Stone Wired had been already released 2 demo CD-r albums and gained some respect and name in the Hungarian underground Noise and more preferably Industrial scene. Two years later in 2003 one man called D-mon from United States joined the project. For the first years they worked separately sending each other their part of the songs via the internet. At first it seemed it was really hard to collaborate from a significant distance but they still could manage to release the project most claimed album, Proto-Culture. The founder of STONED WIRED mortum finally moved to the United States and the Death Nightmare took its rampage on the world.










REVIEW : STONE WIRED is a versatile project and achieves good results in different sound languages​​, and in this particular case it is evident that noise / industrial is a fertile soil for their seeds. "Proto-culture" is a dip in icy waters, an apology for it is most obscure in humans. Noise / Industrial has a way of transporting the listener to another world that is both awe inspiring and potentially very dangerous. This is the debut and first album. STONE WIRED have stayed true to their name, creating a portal to somewhere else, a terrifying world of disconnection, reflected in the metaphor of the Kali Yuga. The most frightening part is, that world is here. It is no great surprise that this hungarian project is incorporating aspects of ambient, drone and field recordings. Perhaps due to central europeen character, or maybe a genetic code due to a relation between the germanic and slavic tribes that descended from the ancestral traditions. In fact, hungarian culture and language nobody knows where and when started, just these are a descendend of indo-euopeen culture. Listen to in the dark, notice the textures and nuancesSimply enjoy with the slow, dosed and controlated noise, primitive rhythmic industrial and some ambient / drone touches. No more!
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"idem"
Year:    2018
Label:    Excabyss
Format:    CD
Tracks:    10
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Dark Ambient









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"bones are for the dead"
Year:    2017
Label:    Exabyss
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    6
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Experimental            Abstract









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VON COGWELL + STONE WIRED
"the heretic ways"
Year:    2017
Label:
Format:    CD
Tracks:    8
Time:   44 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Industrial            Dark Ambient












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