Sunday, 5 July 2015

AUTHORITY























"Without honour"
Year:    2015
Country:    US
City:   Dayton, Ohio
Label:   Oktomedia
Format:    cassette
Edition:    11 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    90 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism , pacifism
Genre:    electronic
Style:            harsh noise wall















AUTHORITY is the solo moniker of Jonathan Enrique. Originally, I was only going to give this release a 2/5 rating because, "sounds like Werewolf Jerusalem", and if I want to listen to AUTHORITY, then listen to them I shall! However, Jonathan Enrique, as I learned, is run also other b-side projects and his own label (tapes mostly) "Oktomedia Records" and his experimental music career started far in 2003. And in fact this dates give us an idea how it sound his noise. Well, then… This is, for all parties concerned, his basic HNW release, with some loops and textures hidden under a massive blanket of bassy, clippy, crunchy noise. However, I do have to give some extra points because of consistency. As someone who is not even into HNW, I found myself pleasantly surprised to find that the one band I was comparing this release to is partially the same person. Huzzah! "Without honour" and "You are free" fortunately leave me quite impressed. Not to say that either track is amateurish or uninspired, but they both seem close to drone landscapes. A true earquake next to our home. Crunchy bass rumble, timid loops hidden under pummeling distortion:  been there, done that. Slow, deep and grave HNW which sometimes can to remind ANW but is not so slow. In conclusion? There is a solid recording and more than enough for those who love HNW, ANW and other static or semi-static noise forms. This is a physical release on cassette format, but very limited edition to 11 copies.
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AUTHORITY + RAVEN
Year:    2012
Country:    US , Serbia
Label:    Oktomedia
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    6
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise


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AUTHORITY + WEREWOLF JERUSALEM
Year:    2011
Country:    US
City:    Dayton , Houston
Label:    Okto Media
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:                ambient noise wall














This is the third AUTHORITY album and was released as a split next to master Werewolf Jerusalem (aka Richard Ramirez). Despite in Discogas appear as a two tracks album, the fact is I purchased it on Bandcamp and it downloaded four tracks, two for each project. This time I like much AUTHORITY sound than other recordings for the simple reason it sound slowier and more calm. Werewolf Jerusalem as always, sound also slow, calm and quite... much more than AUTHORITY. Some kind of slow harsh noise wall, doom noise or ANW, doesn't matter the name.
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"Protect us o lord"
Year:    2011
Country:    US
City:    Dayton, Ohio
Artist:    Jonathan Enrique
Label:    Okto Media
Format:    CD
Edition:    30 copies
Tracks:    4
Time:    60 min.
Lyrical themes:    anarchism , atheism
Genre:    electronic
Style:           harsh noise wall


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