Thursday, 4 September 2014


"Horns of the altar"
Year:    2012
Country:    US
City:    Houston
Label:    Human Ignorance
Format:    2 x cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    120 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           harsh noise

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"Death to Art"
Year:    2009
Country:    US
City:    Houston , TX
Label:    Vulnavia editions
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise

If I am not wrong this recording was made by two noise musicians: Vanessa Gates and Joseph Gates, which I suspect both are a couple in the real life too. But now I prefer to inform you about Vanessa Gates (about Joseph there is also an entry in this blog) and her biography, discography, projects, etc. I discovered this artist for casuality while I was reading about the harsh noise band BLACK LEATHER JESUS. It seem Vanessa participe also in that collective of noise musicians next to Richard Ramirez. Apart, Vanessa Gates has recorded under other names such as: Peiiste, Peiste, Bast, Ulula, Vanessa Totenblom, Are The Volcanoes Still Active?, Blood Sacriifice, Fatal Apartment, Fun In Latex, Intended Malice, L'Exorcisme, Peiiste, Peiste, Priest In Shit, R.S.P., Slaughter-Fetus, Vampire Girls, Viking Movement, etc. some ones are personal projects and other are bands / groups with other musicians. According to Discogs Vanessa started in experimental music late 90 decade, in 1999, and since then she has recorded more than 100 albums If we add together all her b-side projects, bands, etc. A long musical career with logically a lot of releases, most of them sounding like harsh noise, but also some recordings more space, ambient and drone oriented.

PEIISTE "Death to Art" is not an ambient or drone at all, but a clear and open declaration of crude and rude harsh noise. Despite being harsh noise, the recording has very little touches and features that can remember a bit a mix between HN and a kind of static droning sounds. This is not ANW (I think), but the first three tracks sound quite slow and moderately calm. Is for these reasons I choosed this Vanessa Gates album and not other ones. Most of PEIISTE albums are too agressive, violent and fast for my personal musical taste, but this one I like. Anyway everybody can to listen to all "Vulnavia Editions" recordings and buy it on mp3 or on physical format  HERE .
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