Sunday, 28 September 2014

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"Morte felice"
Year:    2015
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Label:    Turgid Animal
Format:    CD
Tracks:    12
Time:    75 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               harsh noise









Originally this recording was made between 2005 and 2006 on cassette format and seven tracks, but in 2015 "Turgid Animal" (MUTANT APE label) decided to remixed and to re-make the release as expanded CD, with four bonus tracks untitled.
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"obidient joke"
Year:    2014
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Label:    New Approach
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    35 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                 Noise



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"forestation"
Year:    2011
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Artist:    George Proctor
Label:    Maching Head
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    3
Time:    42 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                   Harsh Noise









This album was released as one-sided C-90 in a limited edition on "Matching Head Records", label which is still active and run by Lee Stokoe (from the musical project CULVER). The MUTANT APE tape, cover above - reproduced smaller to save your blushes at work, contains three tracks of satisfyingly metallic junk noise and nostril-flaring catharsis.  It provoked much nodding in approval here at blog and comes highly recommended.  That is all.
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"Black dog't north"
Year:    2010
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Label:    Obscurex
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    42 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                    Noise               Ambient



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"Buried on´t moors"
Year:    2009
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Artist:    George Proctor
Label:    Urashima
Format:    LP
Edition:    120 copies
Tracks:    6
Time:    35 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                     Harsh Noise









MUTANT APE is the wild noise project by Yorkshire, UK resident George Proctor. He runs also the independent harsh noise / industrial label releasing since 2005 over 500 cds, cdrs, cassettes, LPs, 10”s and 7”s. This new work is an intense and relentless discharge of cavemen electronics and obsessive noise with dirty male vocal textures in the upper layers. LP comes in a deluxe silver silk screen on black cardboard sleeve limited to 120 hand numbered copies w/insert. The decaying, slippery throng of voices just under our primary internal psychoauditory narrative. The sounds heard coming in from out on the street, the way they then loop, stretch, and dance within harsh noise. They play out, tear up into shreds, and dissipate. After an "ambient" of some time, we say “oh” aloud. “Oh!” Sing a line of nonsense. You can sing anything! The noise is sucked out and away, but may be analyzed within, spun into hay and burned. The lungs explain. A dog barks and disappears. The blue light of a UFO slips into soundwaves and becomes a hum. The hum becomes a fractured voice, finds a body with two lungs, vocal cords, a head. The body of a person in a forgetting place, a forgetting voice as it ages now. Opressive industrial noise.
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 "Erotic Yorkshire"
Year:    2009
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Artist:    George Proctor
Label:    Ecstatic Peace!
Format:   LP
Edition:    500 copies
Tracks:    10
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                 Harsh Noise









One of the most gradually absorbing and stunning harsh noise acts I've ever seen, he ventures out from his Bradford hideaway rarely but that's not because he's actually a mutant ape; although if these primal ancestors of ours were given a kaoss pad it this would be the sonic result. A devastatingly enjoyable racket. Thurston Moore put out one of his records so go figure...
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"live in Glasgow"
Year:    2009
Country:    UK
Label:    Turgid Animal
Format:    EP
Tracks:    4
Time:    27 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            harsh noise



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MURDER BOOK
"cooked"
Year:    2008
Country:    UK
City:    Newcastle
Label:    Turgid Animal
Format:    cassette
Tracks:   4
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Drone            Noise









"Murder Book" is a b-side project of George Proctor started in 2005 and still active. The goal of this b-side project is apparently not to repeat the same agressive MUTANT APE musical style, but to work more in drone and ambient landscapes. Without to abandon distortion pedals and electronic noise sounds, Proctor show us here his "softer" side with very long tracks (until 25 minutes) full of drones, ambient music and very slow tempo. Until date Murder Book has fifteen releases, but this one could be one of most inspired.
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"What´s left?"
Year:    2008
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Artist:    George Proctor
Label:    Turgid Animal
Format:    CD
Edition:    300 copies
Tracks:    10
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Harsh Noise









Compilation of several ep´s and splits (four realeses) made on vinyl format and here all toghether on CD format in a limited edition to 300 copies, already sold out. The design and artwork in general are quite good, work of british artist: Tony Shephard, who has already worked next to other noise and experimental projects, apart other works not related with music.
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"no bodies"
Year:    2006
Label:    Amorf Sounds
Format:    CD
Tracks:    3
Time:    15 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Harsh Noise



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"just angry all the time"
Year:    2007
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Label:    Turgid Animal
Format:    CD , cassette
Tracks:    45 min.
Time:    90
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise


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MUTANT APE + BLACK LEATHER JESUS
Year:    2006
Country:    UK , US
Label:    Turgid Animal
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    42 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                Harsh Noise


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MUTANT APE + VOMIR
Year:    2006
Country:    UK , France
City:    Yorkshire , Montpellier
Label:    Turgid Animal
Format:    CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    52 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                    harsh noise wall


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MUTANT APE +
THE RITA
Year:  2006
Country:  UK , Canada
Label:  Turgid Animal
Format:  CD
Edition:  25 copies
Tracks:  1
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:                 Harsh Noise


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MUTANT APE +
GONE +
SPLINTER vs. STALIN +
TORTURING NURSE
Year:  2006
Country:  UK ,
Label:  Underground pollution
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  4
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:                Harsh Noise


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"Controlled breeding"
Year:    2006
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Label:    Turgid animal
Format:    CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    15 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Harsh Noise



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MUTANT APE + MOTH DRAKULA
"Morbid sails"
Year:    2005
Country:    UK , US
Artist:    Evan Pacewicz
Label:    Swampland
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    10 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise


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MUTANT APE + FILTHY TURD
Year:    2005
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire , Stoke on Brent
Label:    none
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:               Harsh Noise


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"Marilyn"
Year:    2005
Country:    UK
City:    Yorkshire
Artist:    George Proctor
Label:    No Lyrics rec.
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    10
Time:    56 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:              Harsh Noise















Originally pressed on brazilian label now defunct "No Lyrics Tapes", "Marilyn" was reprinted for the first time since it’s initial run in 2005 by the also already defunct label "Girlfriend Party Records". Featuring new artwork by the owner Michael Siebert, "Marilyn" features an hour of pulsing, intense harsh noise from George Proctor, known for his work as MUTANT APE as well as his work in the infamous "Turgid Animal Records". Recently some MUTANT APE releases has been made on mp3 format in Bandcamp, but not the case of "Marilyn" which is still difficult to find. After some listeners we can to affirm with total security here there are not musical influences at all but simple and raw harsh noise. No voices, no rhythms, no effects nor glitch but a pure discharge of electricity, like the worst tropical storm you can to imagine. Even those who don´t like harsh noise even not "ambient-noise" or similar softer sub-styles, will to can to appreciate this discharge, this nature... the angry nature which show us its worst face. I love the concept of this cover and artwork for the album, nothing to do with the typical and (excuse me) bored topics about: gore, bondage, terror, war, etc. etc... but an original contrast between the Marylin Monroe's beauty and fragility and that MUTANT APE brutality. It remind some THE RITA covers in the sense to compare female beauty and horrible harsh noise.
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