Tuesday, 7 July 2015

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RICHARD RAMIREZ + RAVEN
Year:    2017
Country:    US, Serbia
Label:    Forever Escaping Boredom
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise






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"neoliberal dictatorship"
Year:    2017
Country:    Serbi
City:    Cacak
Label:    Grey Matter Prod.
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise








Released digitally and physically via "Grey Matter Productions" on September 8th, 2016 only on cassette format in a ultra limited edition to ten copies. Raven show us again a fistful tracks of extreme and irritate electronic harsh noise this time perhaps, with few moments more industrial music oriented. Lyrically the serbian noise musician continues to denounce themes related to ecologism, pacifism, animal liberation,
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"violence begins with a fork"
Year:    2016
Label:    Craneal
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    30 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Drone            Noise








Forget for a moment who made this, and just listen to it - although ‘listen to’ is not quite the correct injunction because this is not music in any normal sense. Mark VI is entirely free of conventional referents or of any consensual reality signifiers. There is no discernible structure nor anything resembling movement or progression. There is no resolution and no obvious beginnings or endings either.  The two sides of the tape just start and stop, as though Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler had been playing when someone hit record and were still going at it when someone hit stop. A such, it is noise. But what noise this is. truly slow and deep droning noise.
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"in The Shadows Of The Gallows"
Year:    2013
Country:    Serbia
Label:    Lava Church
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    7
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Dark Ambient           Noise



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"metamorphosis"
Year:    2013
Label:    Cruel Nature
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    28 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Noise





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"Extinction"
Year:    2013
Country:    Serbia
Label:    Diazepam
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    3
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Dark Noise



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RAVEN + THIRD I
"Industrial syndrone"
Year:    2013
Country:    Serbia
City:    Cacack
Label:    Cruel Nature
Format:    cassette , CD
Tracks:    2
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise           Drone









This is one of the earlest RAVEN recording, and it was an split next to industrial project also serbian Third I. The label was initially "Cruel Nature" and it consisted in a nice cassette with a very beautiful artwork but with a ultra limited edition to 30 copies. It seem the answer of the was more than satisfactory and later another label, "Human Cross", made also this work on CD format with some differences in artwork and general graphic presentation. Nowadays is already avaible totally free on digital format. Frankly perhaps is not best album of the year, but the true is in 2013 these two quite new musical projects recording a very good surprise. There are just two tracks (ten minutes for each one) of a mix of moderate noise, drone and also some kind of dark ambient or something like that. The music and sounds can to be listened with complete calm, so this is not fast harsh noise at all, but the opposite, an slow, calm and soft noise picked with some drone and ambient influences. I liked this tape when I bought it... and sincerely I like still. Very good work.
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"give blood for oil"
Year:    2013
Country:    Serbia
City:    Cacack
Label:    Centipede Farm
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise           Drone



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 "architects of a dying world"
Year:    2013
Country:    Serbia
Label:    Personal Archives
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            Harsh Noise


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RAVEN + AUTHORITY
Year:    2012
Country:    Serbia m US
Label:    Oktomedia
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    4
Time:    20 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Harsh Noise
 


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"A disease called man"
Year:    2012
Country:    Serbia
City:    Cacack
Label:    Lava Church
Format:    cassette
Genre:    electronic
Style:                   Noise                Dark Ambient









When I requested this cassette to review I didn't really think about the name "Lava Church Records" but it did sound familiar.   As I looked it up before typing these words I realized that it sounds familiar because it is-- I did indeed review "Lava Church Records" self titled cassette and they even have a song on a compilation cassette I reviewed.   It's such a crazy, small world after all, isn't it?   Of course these ideas always make me wonder whether or not the person who sent me this cassette did so based upon my previous review of "Lava Church Records" or if they were unaware of it being out there.   I don't know, but either way, this one is rocking. I feel like "Lava Church Records" has the right amount of mystique as so they don't seem so veiled in mystery as to appear pretentious.  It's one thing to hide behind who you really are when creating music and it's another to leave people guessing about certain aspects. The Dictaphone manages to find the proper things to exclude from their otherwise straight forward manner of music and for that they just seem like the type of band you don't know what to expect from and that makes them all the better because in a way that makes them dangerous.    I've obviously written before about how much I enjoy The Dictaphone because no red flags came up when I requested this cassette but I cannot stress enough how badly you need to be rocking this one out of your speakers, like, now.
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"Humanity is the devil"
Year:    2011
Country:    Serbia
City:    Catak
Label:    Knife In The Toaster
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    2
Time:   34 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           Noise           Ambient









This is the first RAVEN release recorded ever, and it was an still very unknown split next to danish noise project NxFxTxEx. The cassette was made and distributed by canadian record label "Knife In Thee Toaster Records", an small label founded in 2003 with a huge catalogue full of interesting releases in the field of the experimental music in large sense, from ambient to harsh noise to drone to field recordings to musique concrète, etc. Is recommended to see few minuted this label which has so many years working in this musical world called "non music". About this split, quite too, soft noise with ambient and drone influences.
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