Wednesday, 23 July 2014

RICHARD RAMIREZ



























WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Don't go in the bedroom"
Year:    2014
Country:    US
City:    Houston , TX
Artist:    Richard Ramirez
Label:    Deadline Recordings
Format:    digital
Tracks:    2
Time:    29 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               ambient noise wall








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EMMANUELLE
"IV"
Year:   2014
Country:   US
City:   Houston
Artist:   Richard Ramirez
Label:   Deadline recordings (RiP)
Format:   net
Tracks:   5
Time:   50
Genre:   electronic
Style:                 ambient noise wall










"The continous dimensions of space with all STIs have broken Certainties and rationalisms Through My consciousnes ess Into the dimensions of Time Discontinuous wheres rationalisms Certainties and have little value. Calamitous The regions of time are far from the comforts of Space." (Robert Smithson).
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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"The witching hour"
Year:    2014
Country:    US
City:    Houston , TX
Artist:    Richard Ramirez
Label:    Debila rec.
Format:    CD
Edition:    30 copies
Tracks:    1
Time:    17 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                ambient noise wall















The release has been made by the veteran independent label "Debilia Records" from Ljubiana (Slovenia). The "Debila Records" history is already large and it began in 1995 as a grindcore and noisecore label, making tapes to bands such as: Napalmed, Crank Sturgeon, Kylie Minoise, Gorgonized Dorks, Stefka´s Vomit, Brutal Addition, Dog Eat Hot Dog, Defecacion Purulenta, Recalcitrant, Dickless Tracy, Shit Against The Plague, Gruuthaagy, etc. firstly almost always on tape format and nowadays on CD format. You can to see its catalogue or buy this physical release in its own Blog or HERE . Both are actives. The cover design, back and the whole artwork was made by norwegian artist and also noise musician Andreas Brandal.
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COMMANDO LODGE
"Dishonor"
Year:   2014
Country:   US
City:    Houston , Texas
Label:    Dead Line
Format:    digital
Tracks:    1
Time:    43 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                 ambient noise wall














Many people are surprised when I say in public that Richard Ramirez is not one of my favorite artists about noise. I like his works some very specific, but it is also true that there are others who can not even hear 5 minutes. Not at all the case at hand here. This is a project called COMMANDO LODGE, which is completely unaware of, but I found the bandcamp of Richard Ramirez. I thought it was an isolated project with just one release, but then I discovered that this idea began in 2003 and to this day, has recorded 4 albums. From the description I read on discogs it seems that the previous works tried to pure Harsh Noise Wall, but this time the artist decided to make a change: desaccelerar sound. And it became so slow, heavy and morbid that became a pure disk Ambient Noise Wall (ANW). Fury HNW nothing left here. Here there is only one so characteristic sound often recalls the fire when burning wood slowly... very slowly.  Highly recommended.   9 / 10
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"Don´t open the door"
 Year:    2013
 Country:    US
 City:    Houston , TX
 Label:    Deadline
 Format:    cassette
 Tracks:    1
 Time:    37 min.
 Genre:    electronic
 Style:              ambient noise wall















Richard Ramirez has a long list of b-side projects, some of them short lived but other with a very long and productive life like WEREWOLF JERUSALEM. He started to recorder under this name in 2.000 and until date has made 100 albums and several ep's. Most of them are into the agressive, violent and fast HNW but another like this one, more ambient / drone oriented. This long mp3 album is I think a clear example of ANW aka a kind of droning static walls of noise. I like very much this release of course.
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BLACK LEATHER JESUS + EKUNHAASHAASTAACK
Year:    2012
Country:    US , France
City:    Houston , Paris
Label:    Stockroom Rec.
Format:    cassette
Edition:    35 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    35 min.
Style:           Harsh Noise















BLACK LEATHER JESUS was formed in 1989 by Richard Ramirez. Over the years, Black Leather Jesus has released many vinyl, cd, cd-r, cassette products. Founder, Richard Ramirez, also runs the experimental-noise label, Deadline Recordings. He runs the label with his boyfriend, Jovan Hernandez(ze’r0-sum/voidmate). Ramirez is also involved with several side projects, including: Werewolf Jerusalem, Priest in Shit, S-21, Crash at Every Speed, Battery Suspects, Anal Drill, Nervous Crowd, Are the Volcanoes Still Active?, Anatomy of a Blackout, & others.
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RICHARD RAMIREZ
"Abrupt decision"
Year:    2012
Label:    Red Light Sound ‎
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:         Noise


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 RELEASE HELEN RYTKA + TRANSDUCTOR
Year:    2010
Country:    US , Spain
Label:    RONF
Format:    cassette
Edition:  100 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    42 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           harsh noise wall















RELEASE HELEN RYTKA was an already defunct short lived b-side project of Nicole Dirge and Richard Ramirez, and TRANSDUCTOR is also a b-side project of Manuel M. Cubas (Mixturizer, "RONF Records", "Cadaverizer Records", etc.). This is an interesting split cassette between R.H.R. from US and the new act TRANSDUCTOR from Canary Islands, in Spain. Ramirez and Nicole Dirge playing a deep and grave harsh noise wall while TRANSDUCTOR playing a kind of complete static wallish noise. Despite this statism, the tape doesn't become bored at all, but inspired and  well done, with great walls and deep textures with a very slow tempo which become a "comfortable" noise, not stressing. Good stuff for those who like petrified walls.
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 WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Nang nak"
Year:    2009
Label:    Syzmi
Format:    CD
Edition:    100 copies
Tracks:    3
Time:    40 min.
Style:            Ambient noise wall
















The hispano-american Richard Ramirez offering again and up more crunchy static madness... This time are 3 tracks clocking in at just under 40 minutes but with an style slowier, patient, calm, pacify and without hurry. Perhaps the only track was excessivly fast is the third which is the tradition Werewolf Jerusalem works. It´s not necessary to present Richard Ramirez and his music, if you like go there.
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BLACK LEATHER JESUS
"voyeur activity"
Year:    2006
Country:    US
City:    Houston
Label:    Pitchphase
Format:    CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    48 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise


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"United States of Persuasion"
Year:    2005
Country:    US
City:    Houston
Label:    FA
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    3
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise





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265 BOWERY
"Federico Garcia Lorca"
Year:    2003
Country:    US
City:    Houston
Label:    Deadline Recordings
Format:  cassette
Tracks:    1
Time:    48 min.  
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise














This is an experimental b-side project dedicated to Federico Garcia Lorca, which Richard Ramirez recorded three albums, from 2001 to 2003. Lorca was a spanish poet, playwright and theatre director, who was executed by fascist army during the Spanish Civil War (1936 - 1939), because he wrote texts and articles closer to socialism, democracy and atheism. His body has never been found but he is still nowadays very popular in spanish and south-american culture.
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BLACK LEATHER JESUS
"Scrapyard"

Year:    1995
Country:    US
City:    Houston , TX
Label:    Phage Tapes
Format:    LP , CD
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    4
Time:    51 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:         Harsh Noise
















BLACK LEATHER JESUS is a Texas-based harsh noise collective / band that was formed in 1989 by Richard Ramirez. The members are not always the same but some artists are: Sean E. Matzus, Zach Guttowsky, Thomas Mortigan, Carol Sandin, Nathan Golub, Tanner Garza, Vanessa Gates, Austin Caustic, Joseph Gates, Domokos Benczedi, Kevin Novak or Randa Golub. The lyrical themes are centered around the gay leather scene. This collective of artists has already recorded 100 albums plus 11 ep´s almost always with the same extreme and agressive harsh noise style. The quality of sound use to be also the same: a lo-fi, rude, crude, junk and metallic residual noise. There are no structures nor rhythms, but occasionally the band use some human voices or spoken words. BLACK LEATHER JESUS is really and specially brutal and hurtful. This CD album entitled "Scrapyard" is in fact a reissue of this classic of harsh noise vinyl LP released back in 1995 by the German label "Praxis Dr. Bearmann". In 2010 the veteran spanish label "RONF Records" made an effort to unbury this gem up including the full album plus one extra track by Richard Ramirez. A real factory pressed this CD packaged in jewel case with new artwork made by Jovan Hernandez.
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BLACK LEATHER JESUS
"Smacked red"
Year:    2010
Country:    US
City:    Houston , TX
Label:    Steinklang Industries
Tracks:    5
Time:    55 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:         Harsh Noise















Black Leather Jesus is the harsh noise collective from Texas. It was originally formed by Richard Ramirez in 1989 and is still active. Sean E. Matzus and Richard Ramirez are the brains behind the harsh noise unit. The group consists of various artists from the state: Kevin Novak, Richard Ramirez, Scott Houston, Sean Matzus and Vance Osborne for this album.
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RELEASE HELEN RYTKA
"One tuesday night in 1978"
Year:    2007
Country:    US
City:    Houston
Label:    Dead Line rec.
Format:    CD
Edition:    20 copies
Tracks:    6
Time:   40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Harsh Noise















RELEASE HELEN RYTKA is a harsh noise duo from Texas featuring Nicole Dirge and Richard Ramirez. Melanie Riehle is a former member. The project started in 2002 and sadly has finished in 2012. For instant I have just listened to this release but is just the kind of RICHARD RAMIREZ recordings I prefer, I mean a kind of quiet, calm and slow noise with different influences, touches like field recordings, drone, ambient, experimental, etc. See-sawing like a metal boat against an electric sea. While the molten sun drips down on your eardrums. Sort of pretty. My favourite track is without doubt: "Part 2" a track quite close to ANW.
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"Don't go in the house"
Year:    2014
Country:    US
City:    Houston
Artist:    Richard Ramirez
Label:    Deadline
Format:    net
Tracks:    1
Time:    32 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Ambient Noise Wall















The last gem I found inside the huge RICHARD RAMIREZ discography has been this 30 minutes 1 only track entitled "Don't go in the house" under the name of his well known b-side project WEREWOLF JERUSALEM. I was lucky to find this recording on bandcamp, and I did not miss the opportunity to buy it, despite being in mp3 format and not physical CD. Anyway here is avaible to share with friends and readers of this blog. Pure definition of ANW aka static drone wall. In my opinion one of the best RAMIREZ releases until date. Enjoy it.
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VICE WEARS BLACK HOSE
Year:    2011
Country:    US , Canada
Artist:    Richard Ramirez & Sam Mc Kinlay.
Label:    New forces
Format:    2 x cassettes
Edition:    100 copies
Tracks:    4
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Harsh Noise Wall















"Vice Wears Black Hose" is Richard Ramirez (Black Leather Jesus, Werewolf Jerusalem, Play Motel, etc.) and Sam Mc Kinlay (The Rita). These two true masters representatives of the "new continent" harsh noise present scene, with the sixth installment of this project, with 50 minutes of material ranging from minimal crackling, to thicker walls of harsh noise culminating in one of the more aggressive tracks I've heard from these guys in awhile. Pro-dubbed tapes in vinyl cases and very limited edition of 100 copies. The 2 connoisseurs demonstrate (as they always have) that achieves the perfect balance of the HNW brutality, ie proportional effect contrary to what was imagined yourself just start listening to the recording. You think "noise = stress", but static and repetitive line of HNW made ​​with charisma, has a special power of attraction, which prevents you stop listening to that ... "terrible noise" ... some drowsiness caused by sound waves thousands of crushed, mutilated and wrinkled from the long list of distortion pedals. Distortion and again more distortion.
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THE RITA +
WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
Year:    2007
Country:    Canada , USA
City:    Vancouver , Houston
Label:    Deadline rec.
Format:    CD
Tracks:    1
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Ambient Noise Wall













Black and white artwork. Packaged in a plastic sleeve. Another "present" from these 2 masters of noise which this time don´t show us their wild side, more harsh noise or HNW oriented, but a very quiet, calm and slow ANW. There is an only one track of 20 minutes but is simple, easy, direct... great.
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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
"Black chapel"
Year:    2009
Country:    US
City:    Houston
Label:    Urashima rec.
Format:    LP
Edition:    114 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          HNW          ANW















Noise b-side project of Richard Ramirez that is solely based on slow, dense, static and noise textures. He started this project in 2.000 and since then he has recorded one hundred albums in different formats. Most of them are HNW but there are also quite albums more ambient noise wall (ANW) oriented, so, a kind of wall noise more slowier and more calm, quiet and almost relaxing.
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WEREWOLF JERUSALEM + WASP HONEYMOON
"proximas victimas"
Year:    2008
Format:    CD
Tracks:    3
Time:    26 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Harsh Noise






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"memorial"
Year:    1997
Label:    Praxis
Format:    CD
Tracks:    3
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Harsh Noise






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RICHARD RAMIREZ
"Certain Cruelty"
 Year:    1995
 Label:    Deadline rec.
 Format:    cassette
 Tracks:    2
 Time:    50 min.
 Style:           Harsh Noise





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